Palmer’s story is not unique. Today, there are over 14 million children, just in the US, that are living with a neurological condition. And while many of these diseases are now diagnosable, the overwhelming majority do not have a cure. This is unacceptable.
DARPA and Stanford Brain Imaging Collaboration helps to bring a new CLARITY to the world of Neuroscience
Thanks to a 100 million dollar grant through the White House Brain Mapping Project to the NIH, NSF, and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), a dynamically new approach to how we view the brain has arisen: the CLARITY Brain Imaging Technique. With this technique, scientists are hoping to map brain connections on a large scale, visualizing how every single neuron is fired and interconnected with the other ones in the system.
Since joining CNS Foundation a few years ago I have communicated directly with hundreds, if not thousands, of parents, grandparents, friends and family members caring for a child with a neurological disorder. One thing has been abundantly clear… The science behind the disease along with the practical realities of raising a special needs child is complicated. For someone without a PhD, the technical and scientific jargon can be confusing, especially when we are trying to understand cutting-edge research.