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University of Washington joins Weill Neurohub effort to fight brain diseases

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Collaborations aim to research study on brain diseases

Weill Institute for Neurosciences has launched a Weill Neurohub associating with the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the University of Washington (UW) in order to speed the development of new therapies for diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system.

Collaborations between neuroscientists and researchers aimed at finding new treatments for brain diseases. Weill Neuro hub is being funded for the research study with a $106 million donation from the Weill Family Foundation.

A study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation estimated that, in the U.S. alone the neurological and psychiatric disorders were noticed, including diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s anxiety and depression, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia that need to be researched by the scientist, neuroscientists and researchers.

Neuroscience research uses technology to cure neuro-related diseases

Every day, millions of people in California, the nation, and the world are facing the uncertainty of neuro-related diseases, mental illness, and brain injuries, and collaboration between different disciplines in science, academia, government, and philanthropy is critical to meet this challenge. The Weill Neurohub will enable the three universities to work together on these pressing problems.

The Weill Family Foundation and the Department of Energy (DOE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding creating a new public-private partnership. The partnership is exploring the use of the Department’s artificial intelligence (AI) and supercomputing capabilities, in conjunction with Bay Area universities and the private sector, to advance the study of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neurodegenerative diseases.

Together, University of Washington and Weill Neurohub accelerate the development and use cutting-edge technology, innovation and tools that will advance research and practical application that will benefit people across the world.

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