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The family of a teenager who lost both arms and legs to meningitis as a child have told how they were left "horrified and disgusted" when he was asked to attend an assessment for his disability benefit to continue…

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Kavian Moran answers phones at the YMCA in Kingston, Jamaica

 Around 200,000 Jamaicans live with a disability, they are disproportionately affected by poverty and unemployment...

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President Obama,  in the State of the Union Message, indicated he is likely to put the “Brain Activity Map” (BAM) project in his budget proposal in March.

iStock 000015341288 ExtraSmall v2Scientists will study and build a map of how the brain works. They seek to shed light on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other mental diseases -  leading to their treatment. Will this be another Space Program?

Scientists do compare BAM to the Human Genome Project, which led to cures for otherwise incurable genetic conditions.  Like the Human Genome project,  BAM will take a decade and cost several billion dollars...                  

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