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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Neuroprotective strategies for retinopathy and cognition in diabetes
Principal Investigator:

Rachael E Allen

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $173,910
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Over 25 million U.S. citizens (8.3% of the population) have diabetes, including 20% of veterans in the VA system. With the worldwide prevalence of diabetes predicted to rise 35% by 2025, diabetic complications impose an ever-increasing burden on healthcare systems. One of the most common complications, diabetic retinopathy (DR), is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults. In addition, early neuronal dysfunction in diabetic retinopathy occurs prior to clinically diagnosable pathology...

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