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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Novel Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Interventions for Bone Loss in SCI
Principal Investigator:

Weiping Qin

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2017 - April 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $235,165
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Rationale and Objectives: Immobilization-related bone loss occurs in many neurological conditions including stroke, spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The bone loss after an SCI is particularly rapid and severe. The thinning bones of individuals with neurological conditions place them at increased risk for fractures after falls or even from trauma due to minor impacts. Such fractures result in hospitalization, cost, and decreased quality of life. Abo...

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