Cleveland Clinic to Run Brain Institute in Las Vegas

The Cleveland Clinic will have a satellite operation in Las Vegas, where the research hospital has agreed to run a brain institute already under construction.

The Plain Dealer reports in Tuesday's editions that the Clinic has been enlisted by Larry Ruvo, a Las Vegas philanthropist whose father suffered from Alzheimer's. The newspaper says Ruvo has raised millions of dollars for the facility, which will open in a striking building designed by famed architect Frank Gehry.

A formal announcement of the Clinic's partnership with Ruvo was expected in Las Vegas later on Tuesday.

The institute will develop new treatments for brain disorders such as Alzheimer's. Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Delos "Toby" Cosgrove calls the brain the next great medical frontier.