[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/535034]
Prof Nicholas Spencer
Prof David Wattchow
Brief description Chronic constipation is one of the most common reasons why the elderly community seek medical attention. There is now strong evidence to suggest that the high prevalence of constipation in the elderly is likely due to a dramatic loss of specific nerves that lie in the wall of the colon. This project will use latest imaging technologies to identify the mechanisms by which these nerves are impaired with age that lead to constipation in the elderly.
Funding Amount $AUD 369,717.44
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant