The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded a three-year, $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify the full spectrum of genes involved in learning and memory in Drosophila, the common fruit fly. The research could lead to a number of new therapeutic targets for several major cognitive and neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Ronald Davis, chair of the Scripps Research Department of Neuroscience on the Florida campus, is the principal investigator for the project.

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