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Spotted: Brain boom; cure conundrum

by  /  20 February 2015

February 16th

Brain boom

In the 2 March issue of Forbes, an article forecasts a boom in ‘brain medicines’ — drugs to treat a range of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, including autism. The article highlights work by Ricardo Dolmetsch, global head of neuroscience at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Boston, who helped to pioneer a new stem-cell-based system to screen drugs for the autism-linked disorder Timothy syndrome. “I want to restart neuroscience,” he told Forbes. Dolmetsch, whom we profiled several years ago, was inspired to study autism after his son was diagnosed with the disorder.



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