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Apple Unveils Promising New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy, and Melanoma

Apple Unveils Promising New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy, and MelanomaThis week, Apple announced that ResearchKit is enabling new research studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.

If you’re not familiar, ResearchKit turns Apple’s iPhone into a powerful tool for medical research by helping doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps.

“We’re honored to work with world-class medical institutions and provide them with tools to better understand diseases and ultimately help people lead healthier lives,” says Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “In just six months, ResearchKit apps studying everything from asthma and diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, are already providing insights to scientists around the world and more than 100,000 participants are choosing to contribute their data to advance science and medical research.”
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Obama Administration Wants to Explore The Human Brain

The Obama Administration has unveiled what’s being called an ambitious and unprecedented plan to explore the human brain.

On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to ask Congress for $100 million next year in order to “better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember.”

The President hopes the research will lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and various incapacitating brain injuries.

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative would accomplish this by developing tools that would allow researchers to monitor millions or even billions of individual neurons as they interact to form thoughts or create memories.

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