This week’s notable deaths included the key figure in the U.S. savings and loan crisis of the 1980s; the designer of innovative surfboards and the Hobie Cat sailboat; and the head of a Wall Street firm that rode the industry’s merger trend in the 1970s. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc., a developer of adult stem-cell technologies, received a U.S. patent for the use of proprietary stem cells to secrete elevated levels of proteins for treating neurodegenerative diseases.
Medtronic Inc. , the world’s largest maker of heart devices, and Eli Lilly & Co. said they are developing a Parkinson’s disease treatment that delivers an experimental medicine directly into the brain.
Patients with early Parkinson’s disease who respond to drug therapy gain improvement in their symptoms and quality of life when they receive deep-brain stimulation from an implanted medical device, a study showed.