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Special Issue "Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Osteoimmunology"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Hechmi Toumi
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Guest Editor
Research Platform PRIMMO, CHRO & I3MTO Laboratory, Universite d'Orleans, Orleans, France
Interests: osteoporosis; cartilage; arthrose

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Musculoskeletal research helps to determine the biological, biochemical, and biomechanical mechanisms involved in the repair and regeneration of soft tissues and bone. It involves the training and treatment of musculoskeletal components i.e muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones. This research aims to:

  1. Improve human musculoskeletal conditions, including inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease, osteoarthritis, and pain.
  2. Utilize advanced diagnostic methods and clinical assessments for the treatment of musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) conditions.
  3. Study the cell and developmental biology of bone and skeletal muscle, regenerative medicine, skeletal neurobiology, and pathogenesis of common developmental, degenerative, inflammatory, and neoplastic disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
  4. Treat musculoskeletal pain with exercise (therapeutic exercise for musculoskeletal injuries).
  5. Explore how exercise can help maintain a healthy muscular system as the body ages.
  6. Implement intelligent physical exercise training.

Both reviews and articles related to the topic are welcome. Since IJMS is a journal of molecular science, pure clinical studies will not be suitable for our journal. However, clinical submissions with biomolecular experiments are welcome.

Prof. Hechmi Toumi
Guest Editor

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