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Emma Bardsley won two prizes: BHF CRE Annual Symposium 2016: 19/9/2016 - Runner Up Poster Prize and OXION Annual Symposium 2016: 30/9/2016 - Winner of the Journal of General Physiology Poster Prize

Emma Bardsley

Congratulations to Emma Bardsley, a postgraduate student in the Paterson lab on these two recent prizes.

The awards were presented to Emma for her research investigating whether beta adrenergic blockers, the current gold standard treatment for cardiovascular disease, may also act via the peripheral nervous system.

Emma's data suggests that beta 1 and beta 2 adrenoceptors are present in both human and rat sympathetic stellate ganglia. Moreover, isoprenaline-dependent stimulation of cAMP-PKA signalling and mobilisation of intracellular calcium is enhanced in neurons obtained from the pro-hypertensive SHR rat. 

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