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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Validation of a novel animal model of post-traumatic epilepsy
Principal Investigator:

Cha-Min Tang

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PTE (posttraumatic epilepsy) has been identified by the VA as a priority area for research. Current medical therapy for this condition is inadequate. No anticonvulsant has yet been demonstrated to be specifically effective against PTE. The animal model used for screening anticonvulsants (AEDs) greatly influences which compounds are identified. One consequence is that standard animal models seem to consistently identify compounds with similar actions. Since there is no good PTE animal model, AEDs...

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