Neurobiology of Pain
The NOPAIN team research focus in experimental and human studies concerning acute, inflammatory and chronic pain mechanisms following a plan on animal and human research objectives. These objectives contribute to the basic, translational and clinical portfolio of ICVS research and output. Maladaptation behaviour in chronic pain will be studied at the experimental (neuropathic and osteoarthritic pain) and human (chronic low back pain and postsurgical pain) levels.
The former will elucidate on neurobiological mechanisms contributing to behavioural alterations in pain chronification, whereas the later will result in indications to manage both chronic low back pain and acute post-surgical pain, as well as to prevent the development of chronic post-surgical pain. Research on new drugs to control inflammatory and chronic pain can lead to future translational studies and contribute to the development of new molecular therapies to treat pain.
Selected Research Outputs