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Obama announced $100 million proposal for brain research

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by waiting, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. waiting

    waiting Senior Member

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  2. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    The Canadian government made that same announcement a few months ago. No sign of ME or FM.
     
  3. waiting

    waiting Senior Member

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    Thanks for the reminder, Kati.

    Here's an interesting Toronto Star article today about the role of both Canada and the US in their respective brain initiatives. It specifically refers to an expected collaboration between the 2 countries.

    Another interesting point ... Both have a $100 million price tag, but I would have thought that the US, being more populous than Canada by a factor of 10, would fund something like this also by a factor of 10 greater than Canada ... not that $100 million isn't already a relatively large amount (compared to the research dollars allocated to ME).

    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2...p_with_alzheimers_strokes_other_diseases.html
     
  4. *GG*

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    Canada is doing much better than us financially, at least they do not have a massive debt like the US!

    GG
     
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    This article strikes a more sombre note:

    "Sequestration Stupidity is Genetic, Hitting Front-Line Medical Research"

    Posted: 04/03/2013 1:34 pm EDT | Updated: 04/03/2013 5:03 pm EDT
    More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/03/sequestration-medical-research_n_3007448.html
     
  6. waiting

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    Dr. Francis Collins was the guest on The Colbert Report tonight, discussing the BRAIN project. He referred to Alzheimer's, autism, epilepsy...
     
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