Volume 94 Issue 22 | pp. 22-23
Issue Date: May 30, 2016

Wanted: Better tools to study the brain

Federal agencies look for ways to involve more chemists in President Obama’s BRAIN initiative
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: neuroscience, brain initiative, federal funding, chemistry, nih, nsf

Five years ago, Vanessa Tolosa wasn’t sure how she would get funding to support her brain research.

The chemical engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory had finished an artificial retina research project but had no prospects for more funding. “On the technology side, it’s actually difficult to get funded” by the federal government, she says.

That is until the White House announced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in . . .

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