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Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is among several organizations conducting a clinical trial testing how health coaching affects the cognitive function of patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and analyzing longitudinal, multi-omic data to explore transitions in cognitive function over time.
What will the next decade hold for brain science? At ISB’s 12th Annual International Symposium: Systems Biology and the Brain, which took place on April 14-15, we began exploring this question. With the announcement in January about the European Commission awarding $1.29 billion to The Human Brain Project (based in Switzerland) and the news in February that the Obama administration would be announcing a $3 billion plan to support the…
What You Saw in the News: On Feb. 18, The New York Times published a front-page story headlined “Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain.” (Download PDF: ObamaNYTBrainMap.) While the administration has not formally announced this brain mapping project, the NYT was able to gather enough details from scientists involved in planning the project to publish a report. Participating government agencies and private foundations include the…