Pain: Neurobiology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutic Approaches

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cellular Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 170

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Adams School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 385 S. Columbia Street, Chapel-Hill, NC 27599, USA
Interests: neurobiology; pain (efficacy of treatments, musculoskeletal, glial-mediated mechanisms, sex differences, health disparities)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pain, including chronic pain, is a global socioeconomic problem that has only been worsened by the opioid epidemic. The multidisciplinary field of pain must continue to evolve and bring forward new insights into the neurobiology of pain, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying acute and chronic pain, and innovative pharmacological or nonpharmacological approaches to provide nonopioid options for better pain management.

The Special Issue will highlight pain research related to neurobiology, pathophysiology, and therapy, fitting well within the broad scope of the Cellular Pathology Section in Cells.                                

Original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: pain neurobiology, pathology of diseases that cause pain, pain therapies, pathophysiological pain mechanisms, biomedical imaging of pain, mechanisms of pain, novel pain therapies, and pain management to reduce and/or replace opioid medications.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Biology.

Dr. Joshua W. Little
Guest Editor

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  • pain
  • pain pathophysiology
  • neurobiology
  • nonopioid therapy
  • acute pain
  • chronic pain

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