US brain research gets boost with 0 million gift

By AFP | AFP – Research into brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and traumatic injury got a boost Thursday with a $100 million foundation gift. The money from the Kavli Foundation, which supports scientific research, will add to a $300 million program led by the White House and known as the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, launched by President Barack Obama in April 2013. “The majority of the funds will establish three new Kavli neuroscience institutes,” the foundation said in a statement. The centers will be located at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, The Rockefeller University in New York and the University of California, San Francisco. “These institutes will become part of an international network of seven Kavli Institutes carrying out fundamental research in neuroscience, and a…

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