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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Regulation of Intestinal Sodium Absorption in Health and Disease
Principal Investigator:

Seema Saksena

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $259,743
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Our veteran patient population is very vulnerable to diarrheal illnesses such as associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) due to their age and numerous co-morbidities. In spite of significant medical advances, the treatment of IBD-associated diarrhea still remains challenging. Therefore, it is important to understand the mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of diarrhea, the most debilitating symptom associated with IBD. Diarrhea results from increased intestinal secretion and/or d...

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