The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Letters

April 21, 2014

Student Voice:Stopping memory loss

— The April 8 edition of The Daily Item featured an article on President Barack Obama’s $100 million brain research initiative: B.R.A.I.N. (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies). This money is going toward researching and administering drug-free aid meant to assist memory regeneration.

Memory loss affects about 10 to 20 percent of people over the age of 40. It is projected that in 2040, the number will have jumped to 84 million people in the United States alone.

This initiative will defog the memories of many American citizens, enhancing their quality of life.

President Obama’s program is necessary in that it benefits the economic and sociological aspects of this growing problem. Over the next 10 years, Americans can expect to make their minds sharper and quicken their reaction time due to the efforts funded by this project.

With regards to the B.R.A.I.N. initiative, there should be things such as donation banks to further President Obama’s project. In addition, colleges and universities should align their research with that of major hospitals regarding memory loss.

I hope that this initiative continues to reduce the chances of memory loss in the future.

Roger Hilbert,

Selinsgrove High School

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