Obama Launches $100M Brain Research Initiative

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $100 million initiative designed to increase understanding of the human brain and improve the treatment of neurological diseases, potentially boosting efforts by pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer Inc. to bring new treatments to market.

The project, titled the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, initiative, will split the funding across the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation so that each can explore different aspects of how the brain...
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