European Commission – Press Release – European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 April 2013 At the start of its ‘European Month of the Brain’ initiative, the European Commission has earmarked some €150 million of funding for 20 new…
At the start of its ‘European Month of the Brain’ initiative, the European Commission has earmarked some €150 million of funding for 20 new international brain research projects.
The initiative aims to showcase the latest achievements in the field, but also to urge a more decisive effort to combat brain diseases. It also aims at highlighting how studying the brain can revolutionise computing. The initiative comes as the profile of brain research has been raised recently with ambitious new projects in the EU (FET Flagship Human Brain Project) and the US (BRAIN project).
Brain research involves many disciplines from genetics, cell biology, physiology, imaging, bioinformatics, anatomy and clinical investigations to behavioural sciences, ICT, nanotechnology and nutrition. Unlocking the secrets of how the brain works could therefore also open up a whole new universe of services and products for our economies.
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