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Obama proposes $100M for brain mapping project

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined the BRAIN Initiative whose goal is to find treatments for some of the most common brain disorders, led by Alzheimer's, epilepsy and brain injuries.

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed an effort to map the brain's activity in unprecedented detail, as a step toward finding better ways to treat such conditions as Alzheimer's, autism, stroke and traumatic brain injuries. He asked Congress to spend $100 million next year to start a project that will explore details of the brain, which contains 100 billion cells and trillions of connections.
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