MODELS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF NERVOUS SYSTEM INJURIES
- Study of traumatisms related to the spine and the peripheral nerves. Study of several factors involved in the regeneration of spinal cord and peripheral nerve injuries: drugs, surgical and experimental procedures, and gene therapy.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF JOINT REPLACEMENT AND JOINT INSTABILITY STUDIES AND MODELS
- Clinical, surgical and experimental studies that involve the segment replacement and analysis of joint stability of the locomotor apparatus. It includes investigations of replacement materials, replacement procedures and their effects, and joint stabilizing structures.
DEGENERATIVE INFLAMMATORY AND STRUCTURAL DISORDERS OF THE LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM
- Etiopathogenic, clinical, laboratorial, imageological evaluation of degenerative, inflammatory, traumatic, neoplastic and infectious processes. Study of the structure of the locomotor system organs and tissues, including their functional and morphological properties.
OSTEOIMMUNOLOGY AND EVALUATION OF MUSCULOSKELETAL REGENERATION PROCESSES
- Osteoimmunology and the study of the processes of regeneration and structural and functional repair of the locomotor apparatus organs, including morphological, functional, social, epidemiological, therapeutic, clinical and surgical aspects.
CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MODELS FOR FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF MOVEMENT
- Study of physical exercise, movement, and locomotor apparatus function using clinical, laboratorial and imageological methods or methods that use specific functional assessment and rehabilitation equipment. The effect of physical exercise and dietary supplements on healthy individuals, athletes, and patients will also be evaluated.
IMMUNE SYSTEM AND AUTOIMMUNITY
- Study of the immune system and autoimmunity addressing epidemiological, etiopathogenic, clinical, laboratorial, therapeutic, rehabilitation and quality of life aspects.
EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE, NUTRITION AND GENETICS OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
- This line of research is comprehensive in character, encompassing the investigation of the role of physical exercise, nutrition and genetics, independently or in combination, both on the physical performance of athletes and individuals engaged in the practice of physical activities and on the promotion of health and its therapeutic effect on various pathological conditions. Therefore, it consists of investigations that go from the in vitro model, passing through experimental and clinical designs that aim to expand the clinical, mechanistic (involving from physiology, biomechanics, motor control, etc. to behavioral aspects) and integrated understanding of the acute and chronic roles of nutrition, physical activity and genetics on health, the quality of life and physical sports performance on different populations.