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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Therapeutic Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes for Treatment of Contusive Spinal Cord Injury
Principal Investigator:

Jeffery D. Kocsis

Location: West Haven, CT
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2017 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $41,250
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a major health care issue in our Veteran population. While rehabilitation medicine provides for some therapeutic improvement for SCI there are no medical interventions that lead to protection of neural tissue or induce regenerative responses. However, a number of cell therapy and small molecule approaches to both protect and promote regeneration have been successful in pre-clinical studies using animal models. Intravenous infusions of bone ma...

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