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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of ASICs within sensory neurons in health and disease
Principal Investigator:

Christopher J. Benson

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2017 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $71,250
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Heart failure affects ~3% of the adults and 37% of the Medicare population, and is the second leading cause for hospitalization within VA medical centers after psychiatric illness. A hallmark of patients suffering from chronic heart failure is dysautonomia, characterized by increased sympathetic tone and diminished parasympathetic tone. The importance of this autonomic imbalance is highlighted by the remarkable benefits in morbidity and mortality with the use of β-adrenergic receptor blockers. I...

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