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In November 2006, Boston University announced that it had received $9.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to create the Silvio O. Conte Centers for Neuroscience Research on the Functional Circuitry of the Hippocampus. Scientists in the new center will study memory and how it is affected by aging, brain damage and neurological diseases. Key researchers at the center include Boston University professors Howard Eichenbaum, Michael Hasselmo, Chantal Stern, Nancy Kopell and John White.
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||Silvio O. Conte was a Massachusetts congressman who was a strong supporter of neuroscientific and mental health research. He died in 1991.|
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