Cell therapy to treat enteric neuropathies [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Stem cell therapy to treat gut motility disorders

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Researchers: Prof Heather Young (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Richard Anderson Dr Jaime Pei Pei Foong Prof John Furness Dr Donald Newgreen

Brief description Neurons within the wall of the bowel play an essential role in gut motility. A number of motility disorders are caused by diseased enteric neurons, but there are currently no effective treatments for these diseases. We will use animal models of a pediatric motility disorder to examine whether stem cells implanted into the colon can generate neurons and restore normal motility.

Funding Amount $AUD 508,556.15

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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