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Imaging Pain in the Developing Human Brain. (360G-Wellcome-095802_Z_11_Z)

The aim of this research is to understand the development and plasticity of human pain processing, with a particular translational focus on improving clinical assessment and treatment of infant pain. When and how the human brain begins to process pain is fundamental to our basic understanding of human development and to paediatric clinical care. The key goals of this proposal are: (i) Undertsand the neuro-developmental mechanisms that underlie the beginning of human pain perception (ii ) To use fMRI to identify cortical and subcortical structures activated by noxious stimulation in the developing human brain? (iii) To investigate how noxious-evoked brain activity, spinal cord activity, and behavioural and autonomic responses are developmentally regulated? (iv) To establish whether morphine is an effective analgesic for procedural pain in newborn infants?

£646,654

22 Jun 2011

Grant details
Amount Awarded 646654
Applicant Surname Slater
Approval Committee Basic Science Interview Committee
Award Date 2011-06-22T00:00:00+00:00
Financial Year 2010/11
Grant Programme: Title Research Career Development Fellowship
Internal ID 095802/Z/11/Z
Lead Applicant Dr Rebeccah Slater
Planned Dates: End Date 2012-07-31T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2012-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
Recipient Org: Country United Kingdom
Region Greater London
Sponsor(s) Prof Irene Tracey, Prof Trevor Smart
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