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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Diabetes-Related Changes Affecting Bone Quality
Principal Investigator:

Jeffry S. Nyman

Location: Nashville, TN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $254,565
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract: The risk of bone fracture and subsequent high morbidity increases with the progression of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and the clinical assessment of bone mineral density (BMD) is not particularly effective in diagnosing this risk. Moreover, lowering fracture risk among patients with T2D requires an understanding of the changes in the bone that affect fracture resistance. Addressing these unmet needs, the proposed project aims i) to determine the primary biomechanical reason...

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