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Pitt Scientists Receive $3.5 Million for Brain Research from DSF Charitable Foundation
With $1.75 million in support from the DSF Charitable Foundation, University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute researchers will begin to establish a NeuroDiscovery Center, akin to a Bell Labs for neuroscience, and hunt for new drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease. Thanks to another $1.8 million DSF gift, another team of neuroscientists and clinicians will explore the application of a new imaging technology to traumatic brain injury, particularly in wounded veterans of the U.S. armed forces. [UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences]
AAAS Launches Open-Access Journal
Joining a herd of other scientific societies, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) announced that it will launch the organization’s first online, fully open-access journal early next year. The new journal, called Science Advances, will give authors another outlet for papers that they are willing to pay to make immediately free to the public. [ScienceInsider]