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THE ROLE OF MONOCYTIC LINEAGE CELLS IN MODELS OF CORNEAL DISEASE [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Corneal inflammation: the role of resident immune cells

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/572709]

Researchers: Prof Paul Mcmenamin (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Mariapia Degli-Esposti Prof John Forrester Prof Eric Pearlman A/Pr Anthony Scalzo

Brief description Vision relies on sharp, focused undistorted images passing through the cornea, the clear 'window' at the front of the eye. Corneal disease causes over 5 million cases of blindness worldwide. In patients who damage the delicate covering of the cornea, due to trauma or contact lens wear, there is an increased risk of infection that may lead to blindness. This project will study the ways in which immune cells in the cornea detect invasion by potential pathogens.

Funding Amount $AUD 311,567.74

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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