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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Extracellular Matrix Induction of Renal Stem and Progenitor Cell Development
Principal Investigator:

Jason Wertheim

Location: Tucson, AZ
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $118,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are critical health problems in the Veteran community. In the absence of sufficient tubule repair after injury and despite the best medical therapy, decreasing kidney function often leads to dialysis and significant morbidity and mortality. The growing gap between the increasing demand and limited supply of transplantable organs is now the chief limiting obstacle preventing extension of ki...

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