Neurodegeneration, Eh? Meet Canada’s New Brain Research Juggernaut

It began assembling its team of scientific advisors in 2010, and it made its first awards last year. Now the Weston Brain Institute is finally declaring itself and has big plans to give away $10 million per year specifically for research into the neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
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Meet the Unlikely Figure Who Made Las Vegas a Center for Brain Research

We’ve said it before, and I’m sure we’ll say it again: personal tragedy can precipitate some really selfless giving. We’ve seen it from the Sontag Foundation, the Ivy Foundation, and now, from Larry Ruvo: Las Vegan, liquor distribution mogul, son of Lou Ruvo, who died of Alzheimer’s in 1994.
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Getting Springboard Funding from BrightFocus Foundation

There are funders that only give to old wood, long-established projects and labs and initiatives—you know, the kind that make any upstart PIs sigh dejectedly—but then there are foundations that like to give smallish “springboard”-style grants designed to get new, just-starting-out researchers off and running-- like BrightFocus Foundation.
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