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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Discovering a novel therapy for RA patients
Principal Investigator:

Shiva Shahrara

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $281,742
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common autoimmune disease which affects 2.5 million people in US, many of which are VA military personnel. One in four veterans has arthritis (25.6%), compared to one in five civilians. RA is a chronic, disabling autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own tissues. As RA progresses, performing simple daily activities can become increasingly difficult for patients suffering from the disease. There is no cure for RA and up to 50% of patients do not re...

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