[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0557863]
Researchers A/Prof JM Whitelock; Dr LA Poole-Warren; Dr PJ Martens
Brief description The national/community benefits that will arise from this work include, the generation of knowledge related to the growth of blood vessels in the presence of a synthetic polymer that has been made to look like the natural polymers present in the body. This will lead to an understanding of the underlying mechanisms involved that may have down stream effects relevant to the replacement of many types of tissues being generated for clinical applications, including possible applications in the treatment of heart disease, the largest killer of people in the Western world.
Funding Amount $260,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects