California Institutions Win Brain Research Funding
NIH on Tuesday granted $12.7 million to four neuroscience institutions in La Jolla for research on treatments for brain disorders and diseases, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Participants in the research program are:
- Burnham Institute for Medical Research;
- Salk Institute for Biological Studies;
- Scripps Research Institute; and
- University of California-San Diego.
About 100 scientists at the four organizations will participate in the research funded by the grant, which NIH awarded through its Blueprint for Neuroscience Research initiative.
Neurological diseases account for six of the top 10 causes of disability in the U.S., according to the World Health Organization (Lieberman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10/11). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.