Setton and Tang receive NIH grant to study causes of back pain

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $3.3 million grant to Lori Setton, the Lucy & Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and chair of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and Simon Tang, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine.

They will work with a multidisciplinary research team to better understand the interactions between nerve cells and degenerating discs that might be behind the pain in intervertebral disc degeneration, a common cause of age-related back pain. Read more on the engineering website.

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