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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Epigenetic-guided studies of AMD pathology and iPSC-RPE transplantation therapy
Principal Investigator:

Michael Farkas

Location: Buffalo, NY
Congressional District Code: 26
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $234,827
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects nearly 5% of aging veterans, and millions of civilian Americans. AMD is caused by genetic and environmental factors, which lead to central vision loss initially, and can lead to rapid degeneration of remaining vision in a few years. While this is a prevalent disease with costs to both the affected individuals and society as a whole, few treatments, and no cures, currently exist. Contributing to the lack of treatments for AMD, is the fact the underly...

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