This Home Depot Co-Founder is Funding Out-there Brain Science

The Marcus Foundation, the Atlanta-based behemoth founded by Bernard “Bernie” Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot and Giving Pledge signatory, has deep pockets and isn’t afraid to use them. They gave out over $40 million in 2012, and now, they’re stepping up to fund the first two years of groundbreaking trials at Duke Medical.
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The $65 Million Huddle: White House Convenes Summit on Sports Concussions

Well, it’s official. The next frontier for brain research isn’t found in some fancy lab rig. It isn’t about a new way of tracking electrical impulses sent through synapses. No. It’s wearing tight pant and shoulder pads, trotting onto the field after halftime.
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Seahawks’ Owner Paul Allen Funding Brain Injury Research

Do you suppose it’s merely coincidence, or is Paul Allen trying to cancel out the moral smirch of causing football-related brain injuries by funding research into traumatic brain injury? In November, Microsoft cofounder Allen announced a $2.37 million dollar gift to be shared jointly by Washington State University and Allen’s own Allen Institute for Brain Science.
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