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UCI awarded $8 million for creation of brain cell database
Los Angeles Times

UC Irvine announced Wednesday that it had been awarded an $8-million grant to establish one of six centers around the country tasked with creating a database of brain cell activity, expected to help develop treatment for a number of diseases.

The grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers to study brain cell activity in motor neuron disorders like Lou Gehrig’s disease and build a detailed collection of these diseases’ signatures.