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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Molecular mimicry in immune mediated neurologic disease
Principal Investigator:

Jack W Tsao

Location: Memphis, TN
Congressional District Code: 9
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


The long-term goal of this research is to attain a better understanding of the cause of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS). This is particularly important to US Veterans, who develop a disproportionate share of progressive MS; the type of MS in which neurodegeneration predominates. Considering there are no treatments for progressive MS that specifically impede or reverse neurodegeneration, understanding mechanisms of neurodegeneration is crucial to developing novel treatments for progr...

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