Age-dependent susceptibility of neurons to RNA virus infection
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- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
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Summary This project aims to explore mechanisms underlaying the differences between immature and mature neurons in their ability to control RNA virus encephalitis.
Central nervous system virus infections are a significant global public health concern. Symptomatic viral encephalitis is reported in 1 in 10,000 people. Neurologic complications, particularly in children, are a major health issue. These include major brain deformities, cognitive impairment, epilepsy and Parkinsonian conditions, and are manifested in up to 50 per cent of survivors of symptomatic encephalitis. Susceptibility to these infections is age-dependent and linked to the ability of the immune system to mount an efficient antiviral response. This project aims to explore mechanisms underlaying the differences between immature and mature neurons in their ability to control RNA virus encephalitis.
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