Stress During Pregnancy and the Developmental Origins of Renal Disease in Aboriginal Australians [ 2009 - 2012 ]

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Researchers: Prof Roger Smith (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Andrew Bisits Dr Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet E/Pr Eugenie Lumbers A/Pr Pathik Wadhwa
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Brief description There is an epidemic of renal failure in Aboriginal people who also have high rates of premature birth of small babies. This project aims to understand the causes of kidney failure in Aboriginal people through testing if stress during pregnancy leads to the birth of preterm, small babies with small poorly formed kidneys that lead to kidney failure in later life. The effect of stressors impacting on pregnant women including infections, exposure to smoking and social stressors will be examined.

Funding Amount $AUD 866,044.32

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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