Drew publishes paper in Journal of Neuroscience


ESM Assistant Professor Patrick Drew’s paper titled “Effects of Voluntary Locomotion and Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide on the Dynamics of Single Dural Vessels in Awake Mice” was recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

The vasculature of the dura has been implicated in the pathophysiology of headaches, but how individual dural vessels respond during behavior, both under normal conditions and after treatment with the headache-inducing peptide CGRP, is poorly understood. Drew’s research explores how exercise and headache producing stimuli affect the blood vessels in the dura, and provides new insight into the origin of migraines and headaches.

View the paper here.


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