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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Leveraging nanotechnology and skin delivery to drive selective immune tolerance for Multiple Sclerosis
Principal Investigator:

Robert Oakes

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $184,882
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that develops when the immune system loses tolerance for myelin in the sheath wrapping axons of the central nervous system (CNS). Damage to the myelin sheath can result in paralysis, vision impairment, and other neurological complications that significantly diminishes MS patient quality of life. There is no cure and many MS therapies also eliminate beneficial immunity. One experimental strategy to specifically counter autoimmunity is the generatio...

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