Hopkins part of 0 million initiative to study the brain

Johns Hopkins University has joined a $100 million collaborative, funded largely by a private investor behind the Obama Administration’s Brain Initiative, that will create three neuroscience institute’s for research aimed at better understanding how the brain functions. The partnership with the California-based Kavli Foundation, to be announced Thursday, is aimed at increasing funding for basic science research in hopes that figuring out how the brain works can lead to breakthroughs in treatments, or even cures, for Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders. Hopkins and Kavli will jointly fund $20 million to establish the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute that will open in 2016. The money will be set up as an endowment to fund research for years into the future. The institute will inititally focus on integrating the fields of neuroscience, engineering…


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