More Federal Funding Coming for Studies to Improve Brain Health

Tucked into the “cromnibus” was the gift of increased funding for neuroscience priorities.

Source: thehill.com

Nice to see additional funds being provided to further research brain health and nueroscience in America.  The statistics cited are startling:

  • One in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ASD, a developmental disability, is characterized by impaired social cognition, which makes relating to other people difficult.
  • More than 2 million Americans each year experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sufferers run the gamut from soldiers on the battlefield to athletes to those injured in car accidents or falls. TBI is a leading cause of long-term disability.
  • And more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a number that is expected to grow rapidly as baby boomers get older. Alzheimer’s robs patients of their minds and memories, eventually making it impossible for them to care for themselves.

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