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Brain Initiative

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Research to Improve Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Candidates running for national office never miss an opportunity to share their solutions on the many problems facing our country with voters. From te...

Arrested Memory - 'Justice Is Mind'

Pamela Glasner | Posted 08.06.2016 | Science
Pamela Glasner

No, this isn't a story about the tragedy of Alzheimer's Disease, it's about your own memories being used as evidence against you in a court of law. Science fiction? I thought so, but not anymore.

Carolyn Gregoire

5 Things We Learned About The Brain In 2014 | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.15.2015 | Science

2014 was a big year for the brain. As The New York Times declared in February, the next frontier in science is "inside your brain" -- and indeed, some...

Mapping a Bolder Plan for the Brain

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Chaka Fattah

When it comes to neuroscience, bold must be the norm -- not the exception. The Human Brain Project is large and ambitious, and as a result has the potential to be a disruptive force in a field that for far too long has been narrowly focused on an incremental approach.

Military Earmarks Millions To Research Brain Implants

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Science

A Pentagon agency has earmarked tens of millions of dollars for research into brain implants that could help fight mental disorders. The Defense Ad...

Scientists Reveal Shocking Effect Of Ultrasound On Your Brain

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Ultrasound may improve sensory perception, according to a new study in humans. By directing ultrasound to a specific brain area, researchers were abl...

Thinking Ahead: The Future of Neuroscience

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Rep. Chaka Fattah

Funding neuroscience research now will reap tangible benefits for the lives of citizens across America, as well as the potential to increase our country's global competitiveness.

WANTED: Neuro-quants

American Statistical Association | Posted 10.13.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

It is a wonderful time--in the midst of a data revolution--to be a biostatistician. Quantitative neuroscience provides the opportunity for statisticians to be at the forefront of the most exciting challenge in science today by providing the critical skills needed to address it properly.

Bold Brain-Mapping Initiative Comes Into Focus

Posted 05.15.2013 | Science

By: Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/15/2013 08:08 AM EDT on LiveScience An ambitious, federally funded research initiative aim...

Big Data Solutions

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As fertility rates drop, and as life spans increase, older adults must continue to contribute to economic life. Politics aside, there is simply no way for the ballooning 60+ demographic to become dependent as previous generations have.

The Next Frontier in Medical Research: Mapping the Brain

Stacy Pagos Haller | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Stacy Pagos Haller

We know that examining the human brain is essential for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, but it is also key for vision diseases like macular degeneration, a major cause of visual impairment in the United States.

Will This Be The Fiscal Nightmare Of The 21st Century?

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.16.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

A debate about the expenses of Alzheimer's is welcome. Disagreement will attract attention, and for too long Alzheimer's has been relegated to the 'back burner.' But there's also a dirty little secret revealed by the RAND study: Alzheimer's is about the children. They're the ones who will have to pay for it.

The BRAIN Initiative: Ethical Challenges Ahead

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

If the BRAIN initiative is to achieve its goals and fulfill its lofty promise, it will need to address several other ethical challenges as well. These challenges involve values-laden decisions that will influence the research methods, analytic models, and policy recommendations arising from the initiative.

BRAIN Initiative: A Bold Venture Into Brain Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Launched with approximately $100 million in initial funding, BRAIN is a high-risk, high-reward effort that will provide basic but significant research insights in neuroscience and will have a major applied impact on health and human well-being far into the future.

Obama Announcing Initiative To Unlock Mysteries

Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

By NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing a new investment into research to map the human brain in ...