Science: Fly Fishing for Memories

February 3, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Fly fishing Lake Erie tributaries for salmon kept research partners Chester Mathis and Dr. William Klunk on an even keel while they worked on developing an important dye for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. “‘In fishing, you don’t get a lot of strikes. You have to cast a lot to be successful,’ Mathis explained. Research also requires trying a lot of things that don’t work to find the one thing that does. PIB is one of those things that works.” Byron Spice in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.