No, it's not a pressing problem. 300 million people are impacted by the bankruptcy of Hostess and the resulting shortage of Ding Dongs, but that's not a pressing problem either.
The country is being driven to bankruptcy by out of control entitlements. The cost of these entitlements is squeezing both our national security budget and our discretionary spending budget (where brain research funding would be found). That's a pressing problem.
"[The democrat party] has become a left wing party, that's anti-American, and thatís racist." - David Horowitz