Monday, July 14, 2014

US Military Developing Brain Implants to Restore Memory

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DARPA's Restoring Active Memory program aims to bridge memory gaps in veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and others. 

The U.S. military has chosen two universities to lead a program to develop brain implants to restore memory to veterans who have suffered brain injuries, officials said at a news conference yesterday (July 8).

The Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program is a project of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense charged with developing next-generation technologies for the military. The initiative aims to develop wireless, fully implantable "neuroprosthetics" for service members suffering from traumatic brain injury or illness, DARPA Program Manager Justin Sanchez said at the news conference.

DARPA has selected two teams of researchers to develop the implants: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.

For the rest of the story:http://www.livescience.com/46710-military-memory-brain-implants.html

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