Set up more National Brain Research Centres in the country: Kalam

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Bangalore, Jan 19 (UNI) Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today advocated setting up of more centers in the lines of National Brain Research Centre in Manesar in Haryana to take up advanced research in Neurosciences.

Speaking after inaugurating the Neuroscience Institute at BGS Hospital here, he said such centres spread across the country would help the young Indian neuroscientists a chance to excel and make a mark for themselves in the field of neurosciences. They can also contribute to the global development of understanding the brain, the most complex organ in the body, and the disease which affect the nervous system.

It was disturbing that the incidence of autism was on the rise in the country incidence of which had gone up to six in every 1000 children from two in every 1000.

"Autism is a complex developmental disability, that affects the functioning of the brain, typically appears during the first three years of life. Scientists are trying to find out a integrated solution using software and hardware application. I am sure that one day convergence of ICT, medical electronics, bio-technology and mathematical simulation can find a solution for autism," he said.

Mr Kalam suggested tele-broadcasting system by autism care centres in India and abroad which could be linked to the houses of where the autistic children live. This will enable better care and management of autistic children by their parents, he said.

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