• Orion CEO Presenting at Life Sciences Summit – October 28-29, 2014

    October 20, 2014

    2014 KEY OPINION LEADER PROGRAM Thought leaders from industry, academia, government and medical research foundations share their insights on the opportunities and challenges that impact the discovery and development of new therapies. FRESH PERSPECTIVES AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE THERAPEUTIC DEVELOPMENT More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease today, and without new drugs to prevent or halt

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  • State of Mind: Caring for The Unraveling Mind

    September 30, 2014

    A two-hour car ride feels like 2 days when you have the same conversations about the weather and traffic, over and over. I have long mourned the loss of my mother as a friend and confidant. At 88, she is remarkably still mobile, but has been suffering from dementia for the past 8-10 years.

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  • Orion in the News: “Buckets of money for the brain” by Science-Business eXchange

    September 29, 2014

    Orion Bionetworks founder Magali Haas was quoted in this article about financing for the study of neurological disorders.

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  • State of Mind: A Personal View on Depression in the Wake of the Robin Williams Tragedy

    September 3, 2014

    The moment the email came in, emotion overwhelmed me. Glowing in front of my face as I sat back wide-eyed on the couch in the dark in a pair of tired gym shorts, there was a note saying I was one of a handful of people nominated by my company’s leaders for a national trade journal’s “Rising Stars” award. What luck! Completely taken aback, you can probably imagine all the feelings racing through my head… things like desperation, hopelessness, panic, anger, and shame. Wait, what?

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  • State of Mind: Living with Multiple Sclerosis

    September 2, 2014

    I grew up on the Sacandaga Lake in the Southern Adirondacks in upstate NY. As a young man, I was interested in outdoor pursuits and after seeing Biathlon at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid NY, I became addicted to the sport. Over the next 25 years I dedicated my life to pursuing the sport, a Winter Olympic event that combines cross-country skiing and shooting. With the support of my family, the US Biathlon Association, the US Army and the NY Army National Guard, I was able to enjoy a long career of international competition from 1985-2002. During that period I had the opportunity to represent the US in 3 Winter Olympic Games in 88, 92 and 94.

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