private sector working together toward a common good. This has all of those elements. The project itself is very interesting and is something that, even with a moderate amount of success, could do a great deal of good for the nation in a lot of areas. That in itself is something to get excited about!" said Del Johnston, Manager of Client Relations at MedZilla.com.
Experts feel that the plan could lead to the development of new technologies and treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's, epilepsy as well as some traumatic brain injuries. According to the Times' report, supporters feel that the impact of the initiative will have nationwide significance not seen since the government's investment in science and technology research after the Russian launch of the Sputnik satellite. (nytimes.com, 4/2/13)
Experts say that the partnership between the public and private sectors is the perfect combination to get the ball rolling. Already more private institutions are becoming interested in providing computational biology laboratory space, new staff and faculty positions.
One of the research supporters, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience's scientific director, CEO, and former professor of neurobiology at the Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. David Fitzpatrick released a statement, "In the last five years, we've only just cracked open the door to technologies that make the impossible finally possible. You can't fix it if you don't know how it works. If we can't get to this detailed level of understanding of brain organization and activity, then we're not going to be in a position to effectively address brain disorders." (fiercebiotechresearch.com, 4/5/13)
John Burkhardt Managing Director of MedZilla.com noted: "This definitely has the potential for some exciting advances as well as another area of job growth in the research and
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