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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01BX002412-05A1
Title: Immune Responses in Neuronal Cell Death
Principal Investigator:

Ning Tian

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $239,597
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,291,878
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) are the only output neurons that relay visual signals from the eyes to the brain. RGC death is a crucial element in the pathogenesis in many retinal diseases leading to blindness, such as glaucoma and optic nerve injury. These diseases are also the leading causes of blindness of veterans. The prevalence of blinding diseases in veterans is very high and about 20.5-63.4% of veterans were diagnosed with at least one ocular disease. A significant cause of vision defects...



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