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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A Novel Mechanism for Sarcopenia in Chronic Kidney Disease
Principal Investigator:

Richard Johnson

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,659
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Sarcopenia (muscle wasting) is a crippling condition that affects 25% of the aging population and even a greater percentage of subjects with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and is disproportionately high among veterans. Now recognized as a disease entity with its own ICD-10 code, it is associated with increased mortality and carries an annual US cost estimated to be more than 11.8 billion dollars and yet there is very little known of its pathogenesis or treatment. Sarcopenia is common in the aging...

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