Neurology Grants

The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of neurological diseases through the Neurology Research Program Area. This program supports research into the molecular and genetic basis of disease, and the identification of potential therapeutics to treat neurologic disorders.

Active Grants:

 02606  The Genetic Background of Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae in Dogs
 02604  Clinical, Pathologic, and Molecular Genetics Investigations of Canine Lysosomal Storage Diseases and Related Diseases
 02575-MOU  Genetic Basis of Exercise-Induced Collapse in Border Collie Related Breeds
 02535-MOU  Clinical and Molecular Genetic Analysis of Juvenile-Onset Laryngeal Paralysis in American Staffordshire Terriers
 02452-A  Targeting the T helper Inflammatory Pathway in Meningoencephalomyelitis of Unknown Origin (MUO)
 02387-MOU  Hereditary Deafness in Dogs – Genomic Studies in English Setters Using Full Sibling Pairs
 02252  Investigating a Ketogenic Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Supplement for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Its Behavioral Comorbidities
 2210  Gene Therapy for Canine Degenerative Myelopathy
 02172-MOU  Understanding Hereditary Deafness in Dogs
 02162-MOU  Defining The Genetic Foundations of Chiari-Like Malformation and Syringomyelia as a Tool to Better Treat Neuropathic Pain in the Dog

Previously Awarded Grants:

 02470-A  Proteomic Evaluation of Greyhound Meningoencephalitis: A Model for Neuroinflammation in Other Breeds
 2257  Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Canine Epilepsy
 02249-A  Studying the Role of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Canine Epilepsy
 2248  Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism
 02141-A  Describing the Kinetic and Kinematic Recovery of Dachshunds with Spinal Cord Injury
 02139-A  Development of a Neuromusculoskeletal Computer Simulation Gait Model to Characterize Functional Recovery in Dogs with Intervertebral Disk Herniation
 02143-A  Development of a Novel Treatment for Intervertebral Disc Disease
 1731  A Novel Approach to Understanding How Meningoencephalomyelitis Develops In Dogs
 1975-A  Development of a Technique to Treat Nerve and Spinal Cord Damage Through Transplantation of Cells That Support the Repair of Damaged Neurons
 1455  Identification of Genes That Confer Risk for Inflammation of the Brain
 01947-A  Relief for Chronic Nerve Pain: A One Medicine Approach
 01928-A  A Novel Technique to Reveal the Multiple Genes Associated with Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome
 01865-A  Defining the Genes That Cause Fatal Degeneration of the Nervous System
 1467  Understanding Laryngeal Paralysis to Provide Better Treatment
 1592  Investigation into the Genetics of Scottie Cramp: Sequencing of Associated Chromosomal Regions
 1004  Syringomyelia in the Brussels Griffon: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings, Clinicopathology, and Prevalence
 927  Gene Discovery in Hereditary Cerebellar Abiotrophy of Scottish Terriers
 01536-A  Identification of the Gene Associated with Hypomyelination and Tremors in the Weimaraner
 01511-A  Basis of Exercise-Induced Border Collie Collapse

The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 23 different Research Program Areas for the health of all dogs. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.

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