The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (8/27, Satyanarayana) reports that “Carnegie Mellon University officials announced on Tuesday a global, $75 million partnership to improve the understanding of the human brain.” The CMU BrainHub will include “researchers from CMU and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as universities in England, China and India,” who “will work to build better tools for imaging, cataloging and treating patients’ brains affected by neurological disorders.”
National Institute of Mental Health director Thomas Insel, MD said, “This is the topic of the decade, no question. … The public has become really intrigued by the brain,” and noted that “CMU’s effort aligns with President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or, BRAIN initiative.”
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