Sunday, February 3, 2013

Barcelona and "The Human Brain Project"

BarcelonaSuperComputing Centre (BSC) is now participating in a new study simulating the human brain.

Funded by the European Comission, the project is set to:

provide new insights into the basic causes of neurological diseases such as autism, depression, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's,...[and] give us new ways of testing drugs and understanding the way they work.

It will also provide a test platform for new drugs that directly target the causes of disease and that have fewer side effects than current treatments...[and] allow us to design prosthetic devices to help people with disabilities.”

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