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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Novel strategy to enrich brain DHA through diet: Potential application for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease
Principal Investigator:

Papasani V Subbaiah

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $287,023
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia, and affects about 5 million Americans at present. It is projected to afflict 16 million Americans by 2050 and cost the economy $1.1 trillion. The prevalence of AD is much greater in veterans than in the general population because of a constellation of risk factors including age, traumatic brain injury, depression, and PTSD all of which are more prevalent in the veterans. While there is no effective treatment for AD at present, several st...

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