Wednesday, September 15, 2010

$40 million awarded to trace human brain's connections

Souped-up scanners to reveal intricate circuitry in high resolution

The National Institutes of Health has 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 will support two collaborating research consortia, one led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California Los Angeles.

Link to full National Institutes of Health release.


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