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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Treatment of the Chronic Blast-induced PTSD Phenotype with Capsaicin
Principal Investigator:

Miguel A. Gama Sosa

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: December 2020 - November 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $83,334
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Summary Blast-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) incurred in the war theaters of Iraq and Afghanistan is associated with the development of neuropsychiatric injuries (including post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] and major depression) among soldiers. Treatment for blast-related TBI is currently limited to counseling and palliative care. We have explored the effects of 74.5-kPa blast exposures that mimic mild TBI (mTBI) in a rat model. Blast- exposed rats exhibit a variety of PTSD-like behav...

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