Differences in neonatal immune regulation in the developing and developed world: implications for neonatal vaccinations? [ 2008 - 2010 ]

Also known as: Effects of adverse environments on newborns immune regulation.

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Researchers: Dr Anita Van Den Biggelaar (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Peter Richmond Dr Danielle Stanisic Prof Meri Tulic Prof Susan Prescott

Brief description This project will study the effect of adverse living conditions such as high microbial exposure, malnutrition, environmental tobacco smoke and malaria infection on the development of a newborn's immune system,by comparing immune response between newborns in Papua New Guinea and in Western Australia. This study will help us to understand the high susceptibility of children in the developing world for infectious diseases and to develop better prevention strategies.

Funding Amount $AUD 332,083.62

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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