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Director of the National Institutes of Health Francis Collins, introduces US President Barack Obama before his speech on the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative on April 2, 2013 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Launched with approximately $100 million in the Presidentâ??s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, the BRAIN Initiative ultimately aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SamadJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images Photo: Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images