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Neurosciences Offer Researchers Diverse OpportunitiesBy James Kling
Great promise for advances in neuroscience existed at the beginning of the Decade of the Brain. Like most life science disciplines, neuroscience had benefited from huge strides in molecular biology, and many expected neuromuscular diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease to be vanquished quickly. Not surprisingly, public anticipation has gone unfulfilled as this decade winds down. Neuroscience has made great progress, but most of its therapeutic application is still years away.