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Chemist Jeff Agar | Meeting the Minds

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Though Jeff Agar has no personal ties to Lou Gerhig's diease, he's driven to find a cure. ''It was something I could get my head around, some organic feeling that if I stuck to it, I could understand it,'' he said. Though Jeff Agar has no personal ties to Lou Gerhig's diease, he's driven to find a cure. ''It was something I could get my head around, some organic feeling that if I stuck to it, I could understand it,'' he said. (Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe)
By Billy Baker
Globe Correspondent / September 8, 2008

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Jeff Agar is, by his own description, a nerd. He says he was born that way. As a child, he had dreams about atoms and electrons. He read science fiction. He competed in the chemistry Olympics. For fun, he would root around in the dumpster behind the local electronic repair shop, find things the pros couldn't fix, and then fix ... (Full article: 791 words)

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