Alzheimer's disease http://michiganradio.org en A former University of Michigan neurologist could be a key witness in federal insider trading case http://michiganradio.org/post/former-university-michigan-neurologist-could-be-key-witness-federal-insider-trading-case <p>A huge Connecticut-based hedge fund owned by an embattled billionaire is facing insider-trading charges.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And a former University of Michigan professor may have played a part.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Steve Carmody & The Associated Press 13701 at http://michiganradio.org A former University of Michigan neurologist could be a key witness in federal insider trading case Proposed federal funding could boost U of M brain research http://michiganradio.org/post/proposed-federal-funding-could-boost-u-m-brain-research <p>Researchers at the University of Michigan are closely watching President Obama’s call for a big increase in federal funding for brain research.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>President Obama is proposing a 100 million dollar increase in federal funding for brain research.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>U of M has many different researchers studying the human brain.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; From Alzheimer’s disease to Depression, neuroscientists on the Ann Arbor campus are approaching the brain from a wide variety of specialties.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:19:53 +0000 Steve Carmody 11971 at http://michiganradio.org Proposed federal funding could boost U of M brain research UM professor named in $276 million insider trading scandal http://michiganradio.org/post/um-professor-named-276-million-insider-trading-scandal <p>In what is being called "the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever charged," federal prosecutors are filing a criminal case against Mathew Martoma, a former trader at a division of&nbsp; SAC Capital.</p><p>Here's the press conference where the charges were described:</p><p>Martoma is charged with making around $276 million in avoided losses and combined profits on a deal based on insider information from a University of Michigan professor.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:42:39 +0000 Mark Brush 10004 at http://michiganradio.org UM professor named in $276 million insider trading scandal Meet me at the DIA: A journey into art, and memory http://michiganradio.org/post/meet-me-dia-journey-art-and-memory <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever watched a love one suffer through memory loss, you know they lose more than just their ability to remember even the most basic things.</p><p>They can lose their ability to relate&mdash;and become strangers to themselves, and the people who care for them.</p><p>But a new program at the Detroit Institute of Arts tries to ease that experience with what might seem like an unorthodox treatment: talking about art.</p><p><strong>One Saturday morning: &ldquo;Meet me at the DIA&rdquo;</strong></p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 00:20:21 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7824 at http://michiganradio.org Meet me at the DIA: A journey into art, and memory Goal: Cure Alzheimer's disease by 2050 http://michiganradio.org/post/goal-cure-alzheimers-disease-2050 <p>The National Institutes of Health has set a goal to prevent and treat Alzheimer&#39;s disease by 2050.</p><p>Henry Paulson is the director of the University of Michigan&#39;s Alzheimer&#39;s Disease Center.</p><p>&quot;I&#39;m a 100-percent supporter of this,&quot; he says. &quot;This is a huge medical problem. We have over 5-million people who have Alzheimer&#39;s now in this country and as we get older, the number is increasing rapidly. So this is a crisis and although we understand a lot about the mechanisms of the disease, we still don&#39;t have effective therapies. So this push, this additional support I think will drive toward those therapies that we so desperately need.&quot;</p><p>16-million Americans are expected to have Alzheimer&#39;s disease or other forms of dementia by 2050.</p><p>The Obama Administration has allocated $50-million for Alzheimer&#39;s Research. N-I-H will spend an additional 30 million on two national studies.</p><p>&quot;One of the things I like about the announcement yesterday is there are two major studies that they emphasize that are going to be funded right away,&quot; Paulson says. &quot;One is a symptomatic study, that is the intranasal insulin, is looking to see if that can improve symptoms in people who have cognitive impairment. The other study is a preventative study from families who actually have inherited caused dimentia which is not what most people have.&quot;</p><p>Paulson says many investigators with the U of M&#39;s Alzheimer&#39;s Disease Center will be applying for additional funding for Alzheimer&#39;s research.</p><p><em>- Emily Fox, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Wed, 16 May 2012 16:48:18 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7495 at http://michiganradio.org Goal: Cure Alzheimer's disease by 2050