Neuroscientists unite for ‘Moon shot’

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Effort aims to bring together philanthropies with common interest in brain diseases.

Fifty years after US President John F. Kennedy pledged to send a man to the Moon, his nephew Patrick has brought together leading lights of neuroscience to tackle the “inner space” of the human brain.

At a meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, this week, the former Democratic congressman from Rhode Island helped to launch an initiative called ‘One Mind for Research’, which aims to boost support for neuroscience. Kennedy and his collaborators hope to convince funders to relax their focus on individual diseases in favour of supporting basic research on the fundamental workings of the brain……

By Heidi Ledford
Nature News
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110526/full/news.2011.324.html?s=news_rss

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