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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The efficacy of β-aminoisobutyric acid myokine to reduce bone loss after spinal cord injury
Principal Investigator:

Hesham Tawfeek

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: June 2021 - May 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $32,578
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans with chronic motor complete spinal cord injury (SCI) invariably have had bone loss and resultant severe sub-lesional osteoporosis and increased fragility fractures. Currently, there is no widely accepted or proven treatment for osteoporosis in non-ambulatory patients with SCI. The efficacy of anti-resorptive agents in the treatment of those with acute SCI has been questioned and ineffective. As a result, there is an urgent need to develop new therapeutic strategies to prevent bone loss...

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