Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| A Novel Locus in the Regulation of Human Water Balance|
David M. Cohen
|Congressional District Code:
||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| October 2017 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Hyponatremia, a relative excess of total body water, is the most frequently encountered electrolyte abnormality. Although some instances are readily attributed to heart, liver, or kidney failure, many are unexplained. Water excess causes confusion, lethargy, seizures, and death. Even mild hyponatremia causes reversible deficits in coordination and cognition. The applicant's preliminary data show that the plasma sodium concentration is highly individual (i.e., relatively constant in any one indiv...
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