Tang to study intervertebral disc degeneration with NIH grant

Simon Yue-Cheong Tang, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine and of biomedical and mechanical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled "The role of physiologic and pathologic AGEs on RAGE signaling in IVD degeneration." The findings could help advance the mechanistic link between diabetes and low back pain. Read more on the NIH website.