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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: VA Biorepository Brain Bank
Principal Investigator:

Ann C. McKee

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $790,656
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult onset, rapidly fatal, neurodegenerative disease of unknown etiology. Studies have indicated a higher prevalence of ALS among veterans than among civilians, and in 2008, ALS was declared a fully compensable condition by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA funds research projects such as the VA Biorepository Brain Bank (VABBB) to support ALS research and improve clinical care. Establishing large national cohorts essential for ALS research...

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