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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: COVID-19: Understanding The Role of Corona Virus InducedDisruption Of Alveolar Type 2 Cell Function And SurfactantHomeostasis In The Pathogenesis Of COVID-19 AcuteRespiratory Distress Syndrome
Principal Investigator:

Michael F. Beers

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2021 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $117,600
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


ABSTRACT The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-associated coronavirus 2 (SCoV2) is the cause of COVID-19 syndrome which is marked by a refractory acute lung injury that results in dramatic hypoxic respiratory failure and high mortality. Despite the recurrent health and economic devastation produced by novel coronaviruses (nCoV) over the past 20 years including SCoV2 as well as its predecessors SCoV1, and MERS-CoV, there remains a significant unmet need both for a clearer understanding of...

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