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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

IK2CX002065-01A1
Title: Contributions of mild traumatic brain injury to neurodegeneration due to chronic traumatic encephalopathy and alzheimer's disease
Principal Investigator:

Kate Turk

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $92,143
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,441,153
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Understanding the risks mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) poses for neurodegeneration is critically important for Veterans. Single and repetitive mTBI is common in Veterans, with as many as 17% reporting mTBI during deployment. TBI has been reported as one of the strongest environmental risk factors associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and repetitive mTBI has been associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, there is ongoing debate as to whether mTBI outside...



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