Our research focus is gaining an understanding of the role of the central nervous system in diseases such as heart failure, obesity and diabetes and neuropathic pain.
The cost to the community of stroke, cardiovascular disease associated with obesity and diabetes and the management of neuropathic pain runs into the billions of dollars each year. By gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to these problems, we hope to reduce the enormous health costs associated with these diseases/conditions and improve quality of life for patients.
- Professor Emilio Badoer - Leader
- Dr Martin Stebbing - Senior Lecturer
- Mr Hamza Habeeballah - PhD Student
- Naif Alsuhaymi - PhD Student
- Mr Emas Almahdi - PhD Student
- The regulation of nerve function in obesity and diabetes
- Neural pathways mediating neuropathic pain
- Neurotransmitters and pathways involved in inflammation in the central nervous system
- The regulation of nerve function in heart failure
- Badoer E. (2009) Retrogradely transported neuronal tracers combined with immunohistochemistry using free-floating brain sections. Methods Mol Biol. 611:73-85
- Stebbing M, Potocnik S, Ye P, Badoer E. (2009). Use of confocal microscopy for three-dimensional imaging of neurons in the spinal cord. Methods Mol Biol. 611:173-82.
- Chen F, Cham JL, Badoer E (2010) High-fat feeding alters the cardiovascular role of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. (In Press)
- Rana I, Stebbing M, Kompa M, Kelly D, Krum H, Badoer E, (2010). Microglia activation in the hypothalamic PVN following myocardial infarction. Brain Research (In press)
- Badoer E (2010) The role of the hypothalamic PVN in the regulation of renal sympathetic nerve activity and blood flow during hyperthermia and in heart failure. Am J Physiol Renal Circ Physiol (in press)