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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Investigating a Model for PM-Induced Exacerbation of Autoimmunity
Principal Investigator:

Joshua D Mezrich

Location: Madison, WI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Epidemiologic studies strongly support that exposure to airborne pollution increases the incidence and severity autoimmunity, a diagnosis that encompasses more than 80 different disease processes and affects more than 20 million Americans. Patients typically suffer chronic symptoms that leave them ill for the rest of their lives. Surprisingly, despite the fact that inhaled particulate matter (PM) is well accepted as a risk for autoimmunity, the specific exposures that cause disease and the mecha...

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