$40 MILLION AWARDED TO TRACE HUMAN BRAIN’S CONNECTIONS—SOUPED-UP SCANNERS TO REVEAL INTRICATE CIRCUITRY IN HIGH RESOLUTION

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded grants totaling $40 million to map the human brain’s connections in high resolution. Better understanding of such connectivity promises improved diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. The grants are the first awarded under the Human Connectome Project. They will support two collaborating research consortia. The first will be led by researchers at Washington University, St. Louis, and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The other will be led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, Boston, and the University of California Los Angeles.
Press Release: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2010/40-million-awarded-to-trace-human-brains-connections.shtml

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