Obama to announce $100M for brain research
April 2nd, 2013
08:21 AM ET

Obama to announce $100M for brain research

President Obama on Tuesday will unveil a $100 million initiative to research the human brain, in hopes of unlocking further understanding of brain disorders.

The initiative, dubbed Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, "aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury," the White House said.

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  1. brain and brain

    What is brain.

    April 2, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mr Gumby

    My brain hurts.

    April 2, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. Zombie

    Mmmmmmmm braaaaains

    April 2, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    This initiative will help many humans with neurological disorders. It will also provide "jobs" for many humans who have educated themselves and therefore are very deserving of work and income.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    No thank you @ Joey, no ones touching this head...
    Enough damage has been caused by the medical community to society

    April 2, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. Germaine

    He needs his brain researched

    April 2, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mr Brainly

    I am a giant brain.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mr Dalloway

    Can they start with the Republican senate?

    April 2, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Oh Bobcat, where are you? This is the perfect topic for one of your jokes... Lmao! 😉

    April 2, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • PBF@SAC ©™

      @ Mary:
      @ bobcat is over at the NK thread, explaining why Madama Butterfly always dies at the end of the opera.

      April 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • PBF@SAC ©™

      @ Mary:
      Butterfly's reason: "chi non vive con onore muore con onore."

      April 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A man went in for a brain transplant operation and was offered a choice of two brains by the surgeon. He could choose either the Architect's brain which would cost him $10,000 or the Politician's which was $100,000.

    "Does that mean that the politician's brain is much better than the Architect's?" exclaimed the clearly puzzled man.

    "not exactly" replied the surgeon, "the politician's has never been used."

    April 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      And a way we go! That was too smooth @ Katman 🙂 Well done!

      April 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A brain walks into a bar and says, "I'll have a pint of beer please."
    The barman looks at him and says "Sorry, I can't serve you."
    "Why not?" askes the brain.
    "You're already out of your head."

    April 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Well... can't win em all @ bobcat (in a hat)© Wa Wa Wa Wa ... Still the coolest with that last one tho 😉

      April 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Among other brain studies, yet another will be done to determine what motivates humans to compusivley spend money that is not thiers.

    April 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I hope the cure for Congress, who authorizes such expenditures, will happen sooner rather than later.

      April 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Who signs up for testing for this kind of study? Someone who obviously isnt using their god givin brains, thats who.

    April 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      i wonder if they will take walt disney's head outtah of the freezer???

      April 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Chrissy:
      Presumably those with Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.

      April 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Lmao @ Rascal. And @ banasy, do these people have any say in this?

    April 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rupert

    Noooo, mr. president. That $100 million is foreign aid for north korea!

    April 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
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