This Editorial introduces the review articles published in this issue to showcase the range of subject areas, such as neurology, the respiratory system, kidney disease and oxidative stress, covered by Clinical Science.

Since its establishment in 1909 as Heart: A Journal for the Study of the Circulation, Clinical Science has had a strong publication record in the field of cardiovascular and vascular biology. The journal continues to attract key papers in this area and is a channel for publication of seminal work in the field. Over the past 30 years, the journal has also attracted the highest quality papers in the fields of the cerebrovascular system, the gastrointestinal tract and liver, functional genomics, inflammation and immunity, oncology, metabolism, endocrinology, nutrition, nephrology, and the respiratory system – all with the goal of translating molecular bioscience and experimental research into medical insights.

In this issue of Clinical Science, we showcase a selection of review articles from across the biosciences where basic science is linked to disease mechanisms. Featuring review articles from the areas of neurology, kidney disease, oxidative stress and the respiratory system, written by some of the leading authors from across the globe, this special issue has been created to exemplify the broadness of Clinical Science as a place for papers from across the molecular biosciences.

We hope that you enjoy this collection of review articles, and that you will consider submitting your own research to our multi-disciplinary journal, which provides clinical perspectives in order to advance human health.