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Science  24 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5534, pp. 1419
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5534.1419

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced its neuroscience initiative last year with a bang: a cascade of media events and press packets filled with glowing profiles of the donors. Longtime neighbor and rival Harvard University is taking a different approach. Harvard has quietly committed $50 million and created 15 new positions to boost its standing in neuroscience.