Immune activation in functional gastrointestinal disorders [ 2013 - 2015 ]

Also known as: The role of the immune system in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Dyspepsia

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Researchers: Dr Patrick Hughes (Principal investigator)

Brief description Up to 30% of Australians are estimated to suffer from Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Dyspepsia, but the cause of these chronic diseases is unknown. Alterations in the immune system are increasingly suggested, but little is known about how this leads to the debilitating symptoms of discomfort and pain. This project combines immunology studies with neuroscience to determine the key mediators involved and how they communicate with nerves.

Funding Amount $AUD 471,597.80

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes New Investigator Grant

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