Why is the kidney vulnerable to preterm birth? [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Preterm birth and the kidney

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Mary Black (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Gurmeet Singh Prof Wendy Hoy

Brief description We have shown that premature birth leads to abnormalities in kidney structure and function. This project will determine in human infants, whether premature birth when combined with poor growth in the womb leads to an increase in these kidney abnormalities. Using animal studies we will examine specific factors which may adversely impact on kidney growth before and after premature birth. The findings are very relevant to the long-term kidney health of indigenous Australians.

Funding Amount $AUD 759,234.91

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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