OMRF researchers get $1.3 million grant to study age-related diseases

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019 By: Dale Denwalt Source: NewsOK

Two Oklahoma researchers will receive more than $1 million for aging research, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation said Wednesday.

The scientists study a pair of diseases that are prevalent in aging veterans — age-related muscle loss and osteoarthritis. Their work is being funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D., is chair of OMRF's aging program. She received $650,000 to continue investigating a potential therapy for age-related muscle loss, a condition called sarcopenia. Sarcopenia causes muscle weakness and atrophy, and there are currently no drugs available that can treat it.

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