Network interactions between cardiovascular control neurons in the brainstem underlie sympathetic tone [ 2010 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Understanding parts of the brain that control blood pressure

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Researchers: Prof Paul Pilowsky (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Simon Mcmullan

Brief description High blood pressure is a very significant risk factor for many common cardiovascular diseases. Blood pressure is normally tightly regulated by groups of neurons in the brainstem; although we know that this part of the brain becomes dysfunctional in patients with high blood pressure, we do not understand why. We have recently discovered that cardiovascular control neurons can influence each other. The project will determine the effect of such communication in the control of blood pressure.

Funding Amount $AUD 268,328.69

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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