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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Novel Plant Alkaloids for the Treatment of Obesity
Principal Investigator:

Patricia E Bunney

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $184,303
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The goal of this proposal is to investigate the changes in the behavioral and metabolic phenotypes and neural correlates of obesity following the administration of two minor tobacco alkaloids as a novel approach to the prevention and treatment of obesity. The prevalence of overweight/obesity has increased to epidemic proportions and Veterans are more likely to become overweight. There are currently five FDA approved drugs on the market for the treatment of obesity, but their effects have been mo...

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