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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Bone Formation and the Immuno-Skeletal Interface
Principal Investigator:

Mervyn N. Weitzmann

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $251,952
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Osteoporosis is endemic in the US and other Western societies and fractures are a serious medical problem among aging Veterans and their peers in the general population with 1 in 2 females and 1 in 4 males over the age of 50 projected to suffer an osteoporosis related bone fracture in their lifetimes. Fractures lead to huge healthcare expenditures, loss of mobility and significant morbidity. Hip fractures almost always require major surgery and mortality rates are extremely high in aged individu...

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