Congratulations to Dr. Vulchanova for her recent NIH U18 Cooperative Agreement award for, Selective Peripheral Neuromodulation through Organ-Specific AAV-Mediated Gene Transfer. A U18 is designed to provide support for testing (by means of research design) the effectiveness of the transfer and application of techniques or interventions derived from a research base for the control of diseases or disorders or for the promotion of health (source: NIH/OER). Dr. Vulchanova's grant will provide proof-of-concept for a therapeutic approach to the modulation of nerve activity based on delivery of genes with the goal of enabling selective neurmodulation. The study will also test tools that may help to control the peripheral neural circuits that regulate individual organs (source: NIH Reporter).
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