Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Role of Neuronal mTORC1 in Alzheimer's Disease
Principal Investigator:

Stacy A Hussong

Location: San Antonio, TX
Congressional District Code: 21
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $196,886
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


ABSTRACT Alzheimer's disease (AD) affects 1 in 9 people over the age of 65 in the U.S. and is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. There is no effective treatment for AD. While the number of people affected by AD is expected to rise rapidly with the increasing age of the U.S. population, our nation's Veteran population is at an even greater risk for developing AD because of the recent increase in combat-related injuries such as traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder, both...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.