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March 30, 2016 12:27 am

Jewish 100. 2015: Marta Weinstock-Rosin – Innovation and Activism

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Marta Weinstock-Rosin.

Marta Weinstock-Rosin

Medical researcher

Another honoree at the 2015 ceremony on Mount Herzl for Israel’s Independence Day was Marta Weinstock-Rosin, the Israeli inventor of Exelon, a drug that improves memory and slows its decline in subjects with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Weinstock-Rosen, a recent Israel Prize recipient, believes that medical science can help people live longer and better-quality lives. “It’s sad to see someone who is afflicted with a disease like Alzheimer’s,” Weinstock-Rosin told The Times of Israel.

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s; Exelon is widely considered one of the more effective treatments for the disease.

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