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In the News - Scientific American - Greengard turns 90

A Nobel Laureate Turning 90 Continues to Churn Out Ideas for New Drugs


Paul Greengard has been busy. In August he co-authored a paper on molecules that appear to regulate genes that might protect against Parkinson’s. That same month he took the lead on another paper that describes a protein that plays a key role in producing the toxic peptide implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. He followed that up in September with a study laying out evidence for what could become a new class of antidepressants. On Friday, he will pause for a few hours as he celebrates his 90th birthday.”