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NIH Record  
Vol. LXV, No. 9
  April 26, 2013
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President, Collins Announce BRAIN Initiative

President Barack Obama (r) is introduced by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins at the BRAIN Initiative event at the White House on Apr. 2.

President Barack Obama (r) is introduced by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins at the BRAIN Initiative event at the White House on Apr. 2.

Photo: Chuck Kennedy

On Apr. 2, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama announced the administration’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative. The President was introduced by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, who in the days following the announcement embarked on a media outreach tour to sketch out the particulars of a plan he called roughly reminiscent of the Human Genome Project, circa 1988.

NIH would lead an effort, slated to begin in FY 2014, budgeted in its first year at $100 million. In concert with research teams from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation, NIH would spearhead an initiative to accelerate the development and application of new technologies that will enable researchers to produce dynamic pictures of the brain that show how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact at the speed of thought.
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A Plea for Collaboration
Murray Presents Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

Dr. Chris Murray

Dr. Chris Murray

That sound you hear is the mind stretching to grasp a report on a heroic scale: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. A collaboration of 486 authors, 302 institutions and 50 countries, GBD 2010 is the largest single study ever published by The Lancet.

It turns out that the largest systematic scientific effort in history to quantify the world’s health challenges is about you.

It includes you. If you—or someone you love, work with, play basketball with—has ever susfeatures tained injury, disease, death or risk, then you’re in this report.
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