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UCLA Gets Stimulated

Arthur Toga, director of the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, submitted 31 proposals in the hope of getting stimulus money.
Researchers throughout UCLA have won 80 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grants totaling more than $19.4 million dollars. The largest of these, 1.9 million, went to UCLA’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) which will use the funds to buy a super computer to further their work mapping the brain’s structures and their functions.

“UCLA has been a frontrunner in the adoption of cutting-edge technology to understand dynamic changes such as development and degeneration of the human brain in health and disease,” said Arthur W. Toga, director, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and associate director of the Division of Brain Mapping at UCLA.

“This funding puts the next generation of instruments within reach and will make possible cutting-edge biomedical research to help accelerate the translation of basic research to treatments and cures. This equipment also provides far greater efficiency and enables many more investigators to conduct their research,” added Toga.

For more information on the NIH grants: www.nih.gov/recovery.

For more information on LONI’s work: www.loni.ucla.edu

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