Henry Paulson http://michiganradio.org en Fmr. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants more foreign investment in the Great Lakes region http://michiganradio.org/post/fmr-us-treasury-secretary-henry-paulson-wants-more-foreign-investment-great-lakes-region <p>The nation’s former Treasury Secretary has an idea about how to bring more foreign investment to the Great Lakes region. He’s coming to Detroit today to pitch it to the city’s business leaders.</p><p></p><p>Henry Paulson sees the Great Lakes region as a place presenting a lot of opportunities for emerging markets, like China, to invest.</p><p></p><p>Paulson was President George W. Bush’s Treasury Secretary during the 2008 financial crisis. He championed the $700 billion bailout of the nation’s banks. Before that, Paulson headed the investment firm of Goldman Sachs.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 18436 at http://michiganradio.org Fmr. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants more foreign investment in the Great Lakes region 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