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NEUROLOGICAL FOUNDATION RESEARCH APPROVED DECEMBER 2016  

Grants totalling $1,382,529 were approved by the Neurological Foundation Council on 1 December 2016.

Educational travel grants were awarded in addition to the below.  

The C and N Anderson Summer Studentship

$6,000

Niamh Cameron Department of Anatomy, University of Otago December 2016

Establishing a rat model of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Pain is an uncomfortable sensation that we all experience from time-to-time, but for one in five of us it becomes chronic and may last for many months or even years. One chronic pain condition called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a neuropathic pain disorder, often begins with a fracture which develops into sensitivity to touch, heat and cold. Few effective medical treatments are available. Clinicians and researchers have a poor understanding of how and why CRPS occurs. As a first step towards finding better treatments, Ms Cameron will create a model of CRPS to enable researchers to explore changes in the brain associated with chronic pain.

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