Stem Cell Potential of the Mammalian Olfactory Epithelium

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Stem Cell Potential of the Mammalian Olfactory Epithelium: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) supports clinical and basic biomedical research in the area of human olfaction (smell). The partial or complete loss of smell (anosmia) affects approximately 2.5 million people and poses serious health risks as the presence of rancid food, toxic odors and smoke often go undetected. The loss of smell adversely affects the perceived flavor of foods, which impacts on diet and nutrition, especially in the elderly. The clinical treatment of anosmia will require a better understanding of the mechanisms that regulate differentiation, proliferation and the injury response of precursor, multipotent stem cells in the olfactory epithelium . The NIDCD invites applications for exploratory pilot studies focused on stem cell biology, using the precursor, multipotent stem cells of the mammalian olfactory epithelium as a model system. The proposed research should involve the testing of novel hypotheses or the development of new techniques or methodologies that will mainly benefit future stem cell research in the olfactory system, but has the potential to increase our understanding of stem cell biology elsewhere in the brain. The proposed areas of investigation should lack the pilot data needed for the submission of a regular research grant; however, the soundness and feasibility of the research plan must be demonstrated. It is intended that, if promising, the pilot data generated by these exploratory grants may serve as a basis for a more extensive follow-up investigation (e.g., an investigator-initiated R01 grant application). The NIDCD encourages applications from investigators who are conducting research outside the field of olfaction and possess expertise in stem cell biological research, and who are using methodological approaches that have not been typically applied to but which would greatly promote scientific progress within the field of olfaction.
Federal Grant Title: Stem Cell Potential of the Mammalian Olfactory Epithelium
Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DC-03-002
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.173
CFDA Descriptions: Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2003
Posted Date: Nov 25, 2002
Creation Date: Apr 10, 2003
Archive Date: Apr 10, 2003
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Cost Sharing or Matching: No
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