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The signatures will be used to identify cell targets for new drug treatments, the campus said.
NIH is awarding $64 million to six research groups to establish these centers, which will feed into the database. The UCI-based center will be called NeuroLINCS.
"Human brain cells are far less understood than other cells in the body," said Leslie M. Thompson, a UCI professor of psychiatry and human behavior and neurobiology and behavior.
"The collective expertise of NeuroLINCS investigators provides a unique opportunity to increase our knowledge of what makes brain cells unique and what happens during neurodegenerative diseases."
The five others participating in the project are