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Avid about the study of the mind

Daniel M. Skovronsky, M.D., Ph.D. Age: 39. Title: President, CEO, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc. Number of Employees: About 100. Tenure: Founded the molecular imaging agent company in December 2004. Financials: In 2010, Eli Lilly & Co. bought Avid for up to $800 million if benchmarks were met. Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: More than 100 years ago, Dr. Alois Alzheimer [ the discoverer of Alzheimer’s disease] had a patient with dementia. After she died, he looked at her brain under the microscope and discovered it was full of these things called amyloid plaques. Between then and now, we have diagnosed Alzheimer’s the same way, by clinical symptoms. We can’t figure out who has Alzheimer’s until after they die. Read More

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