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Open Access Editorial

Welcome to Medical Gas Research

John H Zhang

Author Affiliations

Editor-in-Chief, Medical Gas Research, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, USA

Medical Gas Research 2011, 1:1  doi:10.1186/2045-9912-1-1

Published: 27 April 2011

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Medical gas is a large family including oxygen, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, xenon, hydrogen sulfide, nitrous oxide, carbon disulfide, argon, helium and other noble gases. These medical gases are used in various disciplines of both clinical medicine and basic science research including anesthesiology, hyperbaric oxygen medicine, diving medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, and many basic science subjects such as physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, microbiology and neuroscience. Unfortunately, there is not even one journal dedicated to medical gas research at the basic, translational, or clinical sciences level; especially in the neurobiology or neuroscience fields let alone the other various medical fields. Therefore, I am thrilled to introduce this new journal named Medical Gas Research to you in this launching editorial.