NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
68°
H ° L °
Foggy | 0MPH

How the Brain Regulates Breathing

Aug. 24, 2013

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes supporting research investigating the neural control of respiration.
Hubert V. Forster, Ph.D., professor of physiology, is the primary investigator of the grant. In this project, he will study the mechanisms by which the brain regulates breathing. Orchestration of the release and metabolism of multiple neurochemicals is crucial in this regulation, but how this occurs remains poorly understood. His laboratory studies the ways in which neurochemicals interact under normal conditions, and how these interactions become dysfunctional in conditions such as sleep apnea or during opioid administration.
During sleep, breathing is reduced. Researchers believe this is due to natural fluctuations in neurochemicals that normally stimulate breathing. This potentially vulnerable respiratory state may underlie the depressive effects on breathing of clinical or recreational opioid use, and the development of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). SDB and OSA have become increasingly prevalent among American adults and are associated with conditions such as hypertension.
Objectives of the grant include understanding the pathology of SDB and OSA, and the respiratory effects of opioids at the whole animal and neurochemical level. A long-term goal of these studies is to provide insight on the prevention and management of these conditions

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Trojans rule the city another year 8/22

» Preps football photos of the week: Aug. 22 8/22

» Poll: Who will win the Battle of Wauwatosa: West or East? 8/21

» Wauwatosa students hit same average ACT score as last year 8/20

» Twirly Birds vintage and hand-craft store moves to Waukesha 8/19

» Paving complete on North Avenue 8/18

» Nicolet cancels varsity football season 8/14

» East Tosa business owners clash over BID 8/11

» Weed found at Macy's inside Mayfair mall 8/11

» Woman leaves dog in hot car, charged with animal cruelty 8/1

» Children's theater presents free performance of "The Frog Prince" tomorrow night 7/30

» Hawaiian grocery crowd-funds commercial kitchen 7/28

» Wauwatosa School District creates new mobile app 7/25

» Tosa responds to concerns about radiation from water meters 7/25

» Menomonee River 14-year-old drowning victim identified 7/21

» Boy drowns in the Menomonee River at Hoyt Park Updated:  7/19

» Former priest accused of theft again fails to appear in court 7/14

» Police connect teens to recent Milwaukee, Wauwatosa carjackings 7/12

» Briggs & Stratton closing Georgia site, will add 370 jobs in Wauwatosa Updated:  7/10

» Section of I-94 to close entirely July 18-21 7/10

» Wauwatosa man killed in crash that snarled Highway 41 traffic 7/10

» Hundreds in Tosa without power 7/1

» Wauwatosa detective sentenced for drug theft 6/24

» Milwaukee suburbs Fourth of July 2014 celebrations 6/20

» Social media photos of the June 18 storms around Southeast Wisconsin 6/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Local Business Directory

CONNECT