Lawmaker Wants California Involved in Federal Brain Research Effort



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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, January 13, 2014

There are nearly 100 billion neurons in the human brain, with 100 trillion connections between them. A federal effort launched last spring seeks to better understand how those pieces interact.

Democratic State Senator Ellen Corbett has introduced legislation that would create a California brain research program that could work in tandem with the federal effort.

“That will allow us an opportunity to figure out ways for tech transfer for new innovation and new, cutting-edge technologies to bring to the market."

~Ellen Corbett, Democratic State Senator 

Corbett said such opportunities could also translate into an economic benefit for the state.

Scientists hope gaining a better understanding of the brain could lead to cures for many neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s or autism.

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