Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Neurodegeneration following low-level blast exposure|
Gregory A. Elder
|Congressional District Code:
|| October 2018 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a risk factor for the development of neurodegenerative diseases in which cognitive impairment is prominent, including Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The high prevalence of mild TBI (mTBI) due to blast exposure in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan puts veterans at increased risk of these disorders. Interestingly, male rats exposed to repetitive low-level blast exposures exhibit a chronic behavioral phenotype that includes...
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