BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells

September 30, 2014 9:12 PM

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BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells

Eighteen months after its launch, President Obama's plan to explore the mysteries of the human brain is finally taking shape. During separate events Tuesday, the White House and National Institutes of Health offered details about which projects are being funded and why.

At a morning press conference, NIH officials announced $46 million in grant awards to more than 100 investigators. Most of the researchers are working on tools that can "transform how we study the brain," said NIH Director Francis Collins.

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