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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Skeletal complications to a TREM2 variant associated with Alzheimer's Disease
Principal Investigator:

Lilian Plotkin

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $177,958
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


SUMMARY Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a growing health concern and is the most common type of dementia worldwide. Veterans who have been prisoners of war have a 50% greater risk to develop dementia later in life, a percentage that becomes even higher in veterans who develop posttraumatic stress disorder. Evidence indicates that mental illness and neurological and nervous system disorders can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis leading to high prevalence of bone fractures. Fractures, in pa...

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