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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Exosomes in the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Atherosclerosis
Principal Investigator:

Robert L. Raffai

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $246,889
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The goal of this proposal is to understand why people with diabetes develop severe fatty-rich plaques called atherosclerosis in arteries. Accelerated atherosclerosis has been linked to several types of cardiovascular diseases that cause disabilities and premature death amongst diabetic individuals. Unfortunately, such serious medical problems are very frequent among veterans enrolled in the VHA Health Care System as they are almost three times more likely to develop diabetes than people in the g...

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