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Johns Hopkins part of $100 million initiative to study the brain

Johns Hopkins part of $100 million initiative to study the brain

Johns Hopkins University will participate in what President Barack Obama called “the next great American project,” creating an institute for neuroscience research aimed at mapping the brain and perhaps finding cures for its many mysterious ailments.

The institute is one of three that will be opened as part of a $100 million collaborative effort, funded largely by one of the private investors behind the Obama Administration's BRAIN Initiative, aimed at developing a better understanding of how the human brain works.

When Obama announced BRAIN — short for Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies — in 2013, he said he wanted to...

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