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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21RX003019-01
Title: Transcranial photobiomodulation therapy for treatment of blast-induced traumatic brain injury: A pilot study in a rat model of primary blast
Principal Investigator:

Gregory A. Elder

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $25,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$200,000
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Blast-­related traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with a variety of mental health disorders in veterans  including post-­traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. These conditions have been particularly  common in veterans returning from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Treatments for the chronic  symptoms that follow blast-­related TBI are currently limited to largely supportive care. We have explored the  effects of 74.5-­kPa blast exposures that mimic mild TBI (mTB...



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