One Mind for Research's plan to work smarter and share resources through public and private partnerships has the power to help us make more progress on every brain disorder from schizophrenia to traumatic brain injury. In the process, we will increase the investment in research by $1.5 billion each year for the next 10 years. And achieve a minimum 10% reduction in the cost of brain disease per year. This is how neurological cures that once seemed beyond our reach begin to take shape. When we're all of one mind working toward the same goal, anything can be accomplished.
$8 billion a year is spent on brain research, but the minimum cost of brain disease is one hundred times that. Yet amazingly, unlocking the mysteries of the human brain has less to do with resources than it does their coordination. Because though there is science, it exists in many different silos. There has never been a single organization that brings together the science, technology, financial resources and knowledge required to create an unprecedented understanding of brain disease. Until now.
The One Mind for Research Forum began on May 23, 2011 and over the course of 2 days, the best and brightest from around the world gathered as part of a national collaboration of research universities, scientists, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Directors as they imagined an ambitious 10-year plan for neuroscience research.
One Mind believes that new treatments and cures for neurological and psychiatric diseases that afflict one in three Americans, from children with autism to senior citizens with Alzheimer's disease, are all within reach.
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