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Jan & Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute - Texas Children's Hospital

Beaubois is working on the first pediatric neurological research institute for children in the United States

For the first time ever in the United States, there is an institute entirely consecrated to researching pediatric cognitive neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders and developing new treatments for a number of them like autism, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

This impressive and ambitious LEED project has been made possible by a generous donation of $50M from Jan and Dan Duncan , a Houston businessman.

Beaubois made its modest contribution by producing and installing various architectural woodwork elements in the public spaces. These include a 140-foot-high wall, the height of 2 stories, which will ring the atrium.

In addition to offices and laboratories, there is space for magnetic resonance equipment which will enable researchers to identify the metabolic fingerprints of various disorders. The new 13-story institute gathers under the same roof one of the largest concentrations of scientists dedicated to researching neurological disorders suffered by the children of the world. These researchers from across multiple disciplines are determined to understand the issues of a child's brain development and functions during health and disease in the hope of bringing hope in the form of new treatments.

More than 300 million children around the world suffer from psychological or neurological disorders. The institute's team expects to make a major contribution in this field and, to support them, they can depend on the Texas Children's Hospital and on the scientists and clinicians of Baylor College of Medicine who are already renowned for their work in pediatric neurology, genetics and the development of cell and gene therapies.

i Dan Duncan, a Houston businessman who has now passed away, was one of the most generous philanthropists in the United States in 2006. He had already donated $100M to cancer research and $35M to the Baylor College of Medicine. His wife carries on his good works.

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