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NINDS Neuroscience Funding Announcements

Cachexia: Research into Biobehavioral Management and Quality of Life

Funding Contact(s): Jill Heemskerk, Ph.D.
Funding Categories: Neurodegeneration

Brief Description:

This Program Announcement (PA) solicits applications for investigator- initiated research related to the prevention and management of cachexia to improve the quality of life for these patients. Cachexia is a condition of severe malnutrition characterized by anorexia, weight loss and muscle wasting that occurs as a consequence of chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, cancer, AIDS, congestive heart failure, failure to thrive in older populations, end-stage organ failure, neurological degenerative diseases, chronic obstructive lung disease, chronic liver disease, and chronic renal disease. Cachexia has repeatedly been associated with adverse clinical outcomes, and increased morbidity and mortality.

NIH Guide: PA-01-109
Release Date: 2001-06-11
Expiration Date: 2004-06-30