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School of Medicine Greenville

USC/GHS researcher wins major research award

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 20, 2017)—Manuel Casanova, M.D., a researcher at GHS and faculty member at the USC School of Medicine Greenville, along with researchers from Duke University and the University of Miami School of Medicine, won the first-ever Frontiers Spotlight Award for their study of brain augmentation and its impact on human super-intelligence.

Their research, titled “Augmentation of Brain Function: Facts, Fiction and Controversy,” is a collection of nearly 150 scientific articles covering all aspects of brain augmentation. More than 400 cutting-edge open-access research topics were submitted for the award with judges narrowing the field down to nine finalists and eventually one winner. More Information