World Congress of Neurotechnology

Ah, the 1950s. The war was won, populations were populating, and babies boomed. But six decades later, a new specter haunts Europe and North America: age. In America, more than 5 million baby boomers suffer from Alzheimer's, costing the nation $172 billion annually and siphoning productivity from 10.9 million unpaid caregivers. And cases of age-related neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and stroke are expected to spike. Rising to meet this threat is the first-ever World Congress of Neurotechnology, in Rome, which aims to turn often-disparate fields of neuroscience — neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry, neuro-oncology, and so on — into a unified tech-driven force for creating potent new weapons in the upcoming battle for the brain. — CD

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World Congress of Neurotechnology

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