Columbia University has been given a $200 million endowment from Mortimer B. Zuckerman to establish the Mind Brain Behavior Institute, which will support interdisciplinary neuroscience research and discovery. Mr. Zuckerman and Columbia University President, Lee Bollinger, along with the Institute’s founding co-directors Thomas Jessell and Nobel Laureates Richard Axel and Eric Kandel, joined New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make the announcement. The Mind Brain Behavior Institute will work to develop new therapies and a cure for ALS, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Read the full story about the Mind Brain Behavior Institute here.
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