Big Bucks for BRAIN

The National Institutes of Health wants $4.5 billion over the next dozen years to fund its massive push to develop new tools for imaging, mapping, and studying the brain, technologies that will lay the foundation for understanding how the brain works, and eventually how to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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