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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Advancement and Application of a Novel Basal Ganglia Thalamocortical Circuitry Model in Dystonia Rats
Principal Investigator:

Mark Baron

Location: Richmond, VA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,535
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Dystonia is a devastating condition characterized by ineffective, twisting movements and contorted postures. While surgical treatments are effective for those with many genetic or undetermined causes, treatments for secondary forms due to such as trauma, strokes and cerebral palsy are poorly responsive to current medical and surgical therapies. Because of the high incidence of dystonia from head trauma, our soldiers are particularly susceptible to developing secondary dystonia. Despite its impac...

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