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Department of Neurodegenerative Science

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July 6, 2020 Understanding Parkinson’s in its earliest stages and beyond: A Q&A with Dr. Ron Postuma

Each year during our Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease symposium, Van Andel Institute presents the Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Contributions to Parkinson’s Disease…

November 6, 2019 Can looking skin deep help us detect Parkinson’s earlier?

Testing for Parkinson’s disease may one day be as easy as a simple skin biopsy. That’s because the disease, like most villains, leaves behind clues…

August 23, 2019 Scientists and people with Parkinson’s join forces to explore genetic risks in Parkinson’s disease

More than 200 years ago, British surgeon Dr. James Parkinson penned an essay about “the shaking palsy,” a mysterious disorder that would later come to…

May 15, 2019 Linking genetics and Parkinson’s: A Q&A with genetics expert Dr. Ellen Sidransky

As a pediatrician with expertise in medical genetics, Dr. Ellen Sidransky never expected to become one of the world’s foremost experts on Parkinson’s disease,…

April 18, 2019 The woman who doesn’t feel pain: A Q&A with Dr. José Brás

We all know that being in pain is, well, a pain. But despite the discomfort it brings, pain plays an important role in protecting the…

April 3, 2019 What you need to know about genetics and Parkinson’s disease

To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we are taking a look at how our genetics — the instructions written in our DNA — impact Parkinson’s disease…

January 8, 2019 Graduate student spotlight: Developing a better understanding of pediatric brain cancer

Every other month, we highlight one of Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month features Dr. Aditi Bagchi, a board-certified pediatrician…

December 18, 2018 Neurodegenerative disease experts join Van Andel Research Institute’s growing roster of scientists

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 18, 2018) — Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) has welcomed Rita Guerreiro, Ph.D., and José Brás, Ph.D., to its…