NIH Seeking $4.5B for Brain Research
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking $4.5 billion over 12 years for participation in President Obama’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative to develop and apply new technology for greater understanding of the brain and treatment advances for disorders like PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s dementia. Other government agencies participating in the BRAIN Initiative include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Science Foundation along with foundation and non-profit institutions.
The National Institutes of Health set an ambitious $4.5 billion price tag on its part of President Obama's Brain Initiative on Thursday, stamping it as an effort on the scale of the Human Genome Project. Obama announced it a year ago — nothing less than developing and applying new technology to crack the toughest unsolved puzzles of how the brains of humans and animals function. “This is a realistic amount of money,” said Dr.
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