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To celebrate the European Month of the Brain, researchers funded by the European Research Council (ERC) will participate in two key events organised by the European Commission in Brussels on 14 May, and in Dublin on 27 and 28 of May 2013. On this occasion, the ERC has issued a...
ERC projects to unlock mysteries of the human brain
To celebrate the European Month of the Brain, researchers funded by the European Research Council (ERC) will participate in two key events organised by the European Commission in Brussels on 14 May, and in Dublin on 27 and 28 of May 2013. On this occasion, the ERC has issued a new publication entitled 'ERC projects to unlock mysteries of the human brain'.

The brain is the most complex and fascinating organ of the human body. It therefore comes as no surprise that the study of the development, organisation and processes of the nervous system during normal and pathological conditions are highly multidisciplinary, with neuroscience being one of its fastest evolving fields.

The European Research Council (ERC) strongly supports neuroscience with funding of various cutting-edge and innovative research projects. Those include studies on memory and information coding in the brain, genesis and repair of the nervous system, empathy and emotion processes, cell and gene therapy for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, computation models for man-machine interaction or retinal degeneration and blindness. The two events, along with the new publication due to be released on 2 May, will illustrate some of these ERC-funded projects undertaken by leading and passionate researchers.

Since its creation in 2007, the ERC has funded more than 200 projects for a total budget of over ¿ 250 million. About 15% of the projects funded in life sciences have a strong neuroscience component. Several of these projects address research and public health challenges, and explore emerging areas in neurosciences.

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Record Number: 35700 / Last updated on: 2013-05-03
Category: Miscellaneous
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