"Lino Rossi"

Research Center

for the study and prevention of the unexpected perinatal death and the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)


The Publisher MDPI in collaboration with the “Lino Rossi” Research Center has launched two Special Issues:

  1. Special Issue of the Journal Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418)
    Title: "Autopsy for Medical Diagnostics"
    Editors: Giulia Ottaviani, Anna Maria Lavezzi and Simone Gusmao Ramos
    Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).

  1. Special Issue of the Journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601)
    Title: "Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants and Health Implications"
    Editors: Anna M. Lavezzi, Malarvannan Govindan
    Deadline for manuscript submissions: April 30, 2022.

The rationale for this Special Issue and the procedures of submission are available on the site. Authors are encouraged to submit original research articles, review articles as well as short communications aimed at widening the current knowledge on this topic.

The ASN Neuro Journal has launched a Special Collection on “Updates on the Neural Mechanisms Underlying Breathing Control

Guest Editor: Anna Maria Lavezzi

Deadline for manuscript submissions: December 31, 2021.

Goals of this special collection are twofold: 1) collect new approaches aimed at widening the current knowledge on the neurological mechanism of the eupneic breathing control and 2) investigate the neuropathology of sleep-related syndromes, such as OSAS and SIDS, which in most cases occurs in the awakening phase.

Authors are encouraged to submit original research papers, review articles and / or short contributions illustrating new findings related to one of the objectives listed above. Articles that do not properly fall within the specific objectives of this special collection will also be considered.

A Research Topic titled “Updates on the Neuropathology of Sudden Unexplained Perinatal Death and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders" edited by Anna Maria Lavezzi, of the Milan University (IT), Ana Paula Abdala of the Bristol University (UK) and William Fifer of the Columbia University of New York (USA) has been published by Frontiers. An e-Book will soon be available including all the accepted articles.

Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304) has published the Special Issue "Prenatal Exposure to Toxics and Risks in Infants", edited by Anna M. Lavezzi and Hui Chen.

The aim of this Special Issue was to collect original research articles aimed at widening the current knowledge on this field and in particular to highlight:

  1. which exogenous risk factors are able to alter so seriously the intrauterine environment to cause troubles in infancy;

  2. which diseases in the first years of life can be recognized as being of intrauterine origin as a consequence of prenatal exposure to toxics.

The contributions published in the Research Topic "New approaches to the pathogenesis of Sudden Intrauterine Unexplained Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome", edited by Anna M. Lavezzi and Conrad E. Johanson, in collaboration with Frontiers in Neurology, now appear in a special eBook available for download on Frontiers.

The articles have been subdivided in two sections: 1) Original hypotheses; 2) Guidelines.

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