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WVU Gains $5.5M for Neuroscience Center

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – West Virginia University has won a $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop new core research facilities at its Center for Neuroscience, including facilities to support biomedical science such as genomics and imaging studies.

The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the National Center for Research Resources will fund collaborative multidisciplinary pilot projects in neuroscience and new facilities and technologies that can be shared by researchers in other departments across the university, WVU said Friday.

Specifically, the COBRE award will be spent developing five Core Research Facilities including facilities for genomics, tissue processing, advanced imaging, non-linear microscopy, and transgenic research.

"This award will enable the University to establish and sustain core facilities that provide advanced technologies for neuroscience research, and provide training opportunities for a new generation of biomedical researchers," NCRR Director Barbara Alving said in a statement.

The center is used to support collaborations between researchers in behavioral neuroscience, stroke and other neural injuries, and cognitive neuroscience.

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