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Biotech Entrepreneur Tony Coles Takes Aim At Parkinson's And Alzheimer's

A new startup, Yumanity, will be based in Cambridge, Mass., and is built around technologies developed by Susan Lindquist, the former director of the MIT-affiliated Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Three researchers who worked in Lindquist’s lab will serve as founding scientists for the company, which currently has five employees. Coles says he hopes to scale up to 25.

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Alzheimer’s: the Disease Americans Fear Most

With medical intervention, you can battle cancer and beat it, you can face diabetes and live with daily treatments, you can change your life and defeat heart disease, you can recover from a stroke or a heart attack. Alzheimer’s disease is another story. There is no cure. Alzheimer’s is 100% fatal.

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