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The National Institute of Neuroscience (NIN) was originally founded as a research unit of the National Musashi Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) in 1978. This institute is devoted to elucidated the pathogenesis and mechanisms of various diseases in the fields of neurology and biological psychiatry, and to establish effective treatments for these diseases. In 1986, during the reorganization of national hospitals project, NIN became one of the research unit of the National Center of Neurology and psychiatry (NCNP), and now consists of 14 research departments and 2 administrative departments (for radioisotopes and experimental animals). The activity of the research departments mainly concerns myopathies, inherited metabolic diseases, degenerative neurological diseases, mental and cortical function disorders, developmental disorders and so forth. The National Institute consists of 2 research buildings, 2 animal buildings and a genome analysis center. Collaborative studies with many domestic and foreign institutes are productively running and many researchers join the National Institute from other laboratories of Japan and various countries each year.

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