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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLRD Research Career Scientist Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Baerbel Rohrer

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $169,047
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a slowly progressing disease involving genetic abnormalities and environmental insults. It is the leading cause of blindness for older Americans; and as the population ages, the prevalence of AMD continues to grow. Since smoking increases AMD risk and there is a higher incidence of smoking in veterans, disproportionally more veterans will be affected. Treatments are available for choroidal neovascularization (CNV); but those come with risks and only targ...

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