This initiative has been compared to the Human Genome project, which Obama said, returned $140 for every dollar spent.
New York, N.Y (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
President Barack Obama has unveiled a major, decades-long project in which scientists will venture to understand the inner workings of the human brain and try to map it. Based on an April 2 news report in USA Today, Congress must approve $100 million in Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget to be earmarked for this project. As part of their research, scientists will look into ways people think, learn and remember. The project's goal is to develop new technologies that can record the activities of individual cells and neurons in the brain, the report stated. This initiative has been compared to the Human Genome project, which Obama said, returned $140 for every dollar spent, USA Today reports.
The three government agencies that are involved in this new proposal include the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation. The project could lead to breakthroughs in areas where neuroscientists have previously run into dead-ends, such as autism, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy and traumatic brain injuries, the report states.
This project should offer new hope to millions of people suffering from autism, Alzheimer's and to those who are living with traumatic brain injuries, said New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "Even something that is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury such as a concussion, which is commonly suffered by car accident victims, can cause long-term brain damage. There is currently very little hope for many victims of severe traumatic brain injuries for a complete or even a significant recovery."
Brain injuries affect not only victims, but also their family members, Wilhelm said. "Victims and their families suffer emotionally and financially. If this project can make some major breakthroughs, it would no doubt offer a ray of hope to these individuals and serve as a tremendous boost to our economy."
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