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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLR&D Research Career Scientist Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Hemal H Patel

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $110,642
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


As the general population and veterans age, their hearts will undergo dramatic changes that will reduce their  capacity to work efficiently and increase their susceptibility to injury. In addition, there are a number of co-­ morbidities such as diabetes that ensue with age that will further impact the heart and its adaptation to stress.  Interventions that help to protect the heart from injury are likely to be useful in patients at high risk for  cardiovascular events. Along with the general pop...

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