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NIH Awards Burnham Institute $12.7M for Neuroscience Research Center

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12.7 million to the Burnham Institute for Medical Research to create a neuroscience research center.
 
The five-year grant supports a collaborative program that includes the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the Scripps Research Institute, and the University of California, San Diego. Around 100 scientists from the four institutions will work under the program, which is funded by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.
 
The grant will support neuroscience in 13 core areas, including stem cells, proteomics, crystallography and nuclear magnetic imaging, structural biology, functional genomics, genetic analysis, neurobehavior in mice, diseases of nerve cells, electrophysiology studies of nerve impulse transmission, drug screening, and biostatistics and computational modeling.

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