No pharmaceutical company is even close to the advances at Brain Chemistry Labs when it comes to a prevention for neurodegenerative diseases ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
And a big part of this is their unconventional approach.
As a non-profit medical research company situated in the small town of Jackson, Wyoming, they can react swiftly to findings.
Writer Rick Tetzeli’s Fortune Magazine January 18, 2018 cover story is an in-depth look at how these pervasive problems are being studied.
While filled with background and scientific clarity, the heart of the piece aligns with the Lab’s core.
It’s about an inexpensive and innocuous amino acid, L-Serine, that may be capable of reducing suffering for those living with neurodegenerative diseases.
And as research continues, it may prove to be the key to preventing the onset for millions more.
Drs. Paul Cox, Executive Director of Brain Chemistry Labs, and Sandra Banack, Senior Scientist, are interviewed in a 10-minute video that accompanies the article.
Their optimism is contagious.
Excerpts from the film
“Our sole mission is to change patient outcomes, and we want the change to be in the lifetime of current patients.”Paul Cox, Executive Director, Brain Chemistry Labs
“I think Brain Chemistry Labs can change the world. If we’re right — . . . and there’s still a lot of work to do — we can prevent neurodegenerative diseases.”Sandra Banack, Senior Scientist, Brain Chemistry Labs
“. . . when we couple modern science with indigenous knowledge that goes back hundreds, and in some cases thousands of years, it’s a powerful way to discover new drugs.”Paul Cox, Ph.D.
[Wyoming Social Justice in Action first reported on Brain Chemistry Labs in September 2018.]
• Read the initial post about Brain Chemistry Labs.
• Go to Brain Chemistry Lab’s website for more information about their mission.
• ReadFortune Magazine’s cover story, “Outsmarting Alzheimer’s: How a Small Lab in Wyoming is Changing the Face of Medicine.”
• Watch Fortune Magazine’s 10-minute video on the work at Brain Chemistry Labs.
*“Outsmarting Alzheimer’s: How a Small Lab in Wyoming is Changing the face of Medicine,” source for photo of Paul Cox.
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Ellen Webster Synakowski lives in Laramie, Wyoming.