US President Barack Obama has announced the second of two high-profile initiatives designed to improve our understanding of the brain. Both projects may completely revolutionise the treatment of brain disorders such as epilepsy
One of President Obama’s senior advisers, David Axelrod, is famous for his moustache. Even his wife of 33 years has never seen him without it. But he has promised to shave it off if he can raise $1 million for epilepsy research by 30 November.