Biomarkers on the brain

Niklas Mattsson had always been interested in cognition and the biology of how it goes awry. Attending medical school to become a neurologist seemed a no-brainer. But after a year working in a neurology clinic, where many of his patients suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, he found that medicine wasn’t quite the right fit for him. “I enjoyed working with patients — it was very rewarding,” he says. “But it did not give me the opportunity to really focus on basic disease mechanisms.” Research on animal models or cellular processes also held little allure, because it would take him too far away from the clinic.

[Read more at Naturejobs // November 2, 2011]

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