LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Tuesday, in his State of the Union address, President Obama said, "If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas. Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer's; developing drugs to regenerate damaged organs; devising new material to make batteries ten times more powerful. Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race. We need to make those investments."
The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), one of the world's most prestigious and fast growing global multidisciplinary biomedical associations, endorses President Obama's support for investing heavily in brain mapping translational research now, and agrees that the successful effort to put a man on the moon is an appropriate analogy. "We share President Obama's vision; The Society has been at the forefront of translational research in brain mapping for the past decade, with its roots in translating state-of-the art NASA/Space technologies into neuroscience in order to rapidly identify solutions for wounded warriors and civilians with neurological disorders," said Babak Kateb , Founding Chairman of the Board of SBMT, President of the Brain Mapping Foundation, Senior Editor of PLoSOne-NeuroMapping and Therapeutics and Editor of The Textbook of Nanoneurosurgery, Director of National Center for Nano-Bio-El
|SOURCE Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics|
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