Principal Investigators

    Prof Perry Bartlett


    University of Queensland

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Growth hormone ameliorates ageing dementia

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 369,055

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Production of new neurons in the hippocampus of adult animals plays a role in regulating learning and memory, and this production slows continuously with increasing age. Here we explore ways to activate dormant populations of neurogenic precursor cells in the hippocampus to produce new neurons. Since the precursor cells are still present in the hippocampus of an aged animal these studies will provide unequivocal evidence for their importance in reversing age-related cognitive decline and dementia.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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