UC San Diego to lead $2M statewide brain research project

The University of California, San Diego is launching its own project to supplement President Obama's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, unveiled in April 2013. Dubbed Cal-BRAIN--short for California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience--the initiative is aimed at accelerating the "development of brain mapping techniques, including the development of new technologies." The California budget, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 20, sets aside $2 million in funding to create a statewide research grants program to study diseases and conditions like autism, Alzheimer's, PTSD and other behavioral health issues. Release