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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of Microglial Hur in promoting neuroinflammation and ALS disease progression
Principal Investigator:

Peter H. King

Location: Birmingham, AL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative disease of motor neurons that leads to progressive weakness and death. There is no effective treatment, leaving the patient (and family) burdened with an overwhelming emotional, physical and monetary fallout as the disease progresses. The physician can provide some symptomatic relief, but there is a deep sense of frustration in not being able to treat the disease, underscoring a strong need to identify new treatments. Veterans of foreign wars...

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