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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21RX002874-01A1
Title: Spinal excitation to enhance mobility in elderly adults
Principal Investigator:

David J Clark

Location: Gainesville, FL
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2018 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $8,251
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$200,002
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

It is well known that age-related impairments of the brain and peripheral nerves contribute to a decline in walking function. Age-related impairment of the spinal cord is also a likely contributing factor, as the literature describes a variety of changes in spinal cord structure and function with aging. Specifically, the elderly spinal cord is less excitable, conducts signals more slowly, and is subject to neural noise. Therefore, we are initiating a new line of research with the goal of enhanci...



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