President Obama Rolls out BRAIN Initiative

President Obama Rolls out BRAIN Initiative

BRAINPresident Obama has unveiled an exciting new initiative that could have very positive ramifications for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood. Under the acronym BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), the project earmarks $100 Million in the Fiscal 2014 budget to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.

Read the Fact sheet HERE. As sufferers of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood often have epilepsy (at least 50% of cases), this new influx of research investment is a fantastic opportunity. Please take  a moment to leave a thank you at the White House website and also thank the wonderful organizations who are amplifying the voice of Rare Diseases:

NORD, Rare Disease Legislative Advocates, Global Genes Project , & FasterCures. Together we’ll Cure AHC!

 

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