Neural basis of the thermal instability that leads to menopausal hot flushes [ 2013 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Thermal instability at menopause

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Researchers: Prof Robin Mcallen (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Michael Mckinley Prof Martha Hickey

Brief description Hot flushes and night sweats affect 80-90% of women during the menopause transition. In 20% of women these symptoms are severe. The mechanisms are not well understood, and non-hormonal treatments are urgently needed. We can investigate the basic brain mechanisms in an animal model, the sheep. The findings will elucidate the mechanisms that disrupt normal temperature regulation and thus lead the way to better therapies for this common, and often debilitating, condition. .

Funding Amount $AUD 330,535.38

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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