Photobiomodulation Therapy for Brain Disorders

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 157

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Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Interests: neuron; neurobiology; photodynamic therapy (PDT); traumatic brain injury; fluorescence; glioma; brain injury and disorders

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy has emerged as a promising modality with the potential to revolutionize the field of brain injury management and neurorehabilitation. Brain injuries, whether caused by traumatic events or neurological disorders, impose significant physical, psychological, and socioeconomic burdens on affected individuals and their communities. Despite advances in conventional rehabilitation approaches, there remains a pressing need to explore alternative strategies that can augment recovery and maximize functional outcomes for brain injury patients. PBM therapy, utilizing low-level light stimulation, offers an innovative and noninvasive approach that holds immense therapeutic potential.

PBM therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy or biophotomodulation, involves the application of specific wavelengths of light to targeted areas of the body. These wavelengths penetrate tissues, triggering a cascade of intracellular events with potential neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative effects. While PBM therapy has garnered considerable attention in various fields, including dermatology, pain management, and ophthalmology, its application in brain injury research is a rapidly growing area of interest.

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of research in photobiomodulation therapy for brain injury, highlighting the leading advancements made in understanding its mechanisms of action, exploring its potential applications, and evaluating its efficacy in preclinical and clinical studies. By bringing together a collection of cutting-edge research articles and reviews, this Special Issue intends to foster a deeper understanding of PBM therapy and its transformative impact on brain injury treatment. We welcome researchers, scientists, and clinicians working in the field to submit their original work to this Special Issue and contribute to the advancement of knowledge regarding the therapeutic applications of photobiomodulation therapy for brain injuries.

Dr. Denis Bragin
Guest Editor

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  • photobiomodulation therapy
  • brain injury
  • traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • neurorehabilitation
  • low-level laser therapy
  • biophotomodulation
  • laser neurostimulation
  • neuroprotection
  • anti-inflammatory effects
  • regenerative potential

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