Role of the hypothalamus, oxidative stress and angiotensin in chronic stress [ 2008 - 2010 ]

Also known as: Role of brain pathways in chronic stress

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Researchers: Prof Geoffrey Head (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Pamela Davern Prof Andrew Lawrence

Brief description Stress can trigger life threatening cardiovascular events and its impact is much greater when blood pressure is raised. We seek to determine which chemical type of brain neuron and which region is responsible for amplifying the responses to repeated stress in an animal model that closely resembles the human form of the disease. We will focus specifically on the hypothalamus which controls the sympathetic nervous system.

Funding Amount $AUD 535,333.35

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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