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Department of Neurodegenerative Science

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April 17, 2018 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Viviane Labrie

Dr. Viviane Labrie leads a lab in Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science. Her team studies the dynamic interplay between the human genome and its…

April 4, 2018 From the nose to the gut: Understanding the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

When it comes to understanding and treating Parkinson’s disease, there’s more to it than movement. To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we’re highlighting some of the…

March 22, 2018 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Darren Moore

Dr. Darren Moore leads a lab in Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science. His team is working to uncover the genetic causes of…

January 16, 2018 VARI’s first Fulbright Scholar takes on a devastating neurological disorder

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has supported academic and research exchanges for graduate students and recent graduates in more than 160 countries.…

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November 27, 2017 Can alpha-synuclein in the gut impact the brain?

Scientists have a gut feeling about Parkinson’s disease. Namely, that it may not start in the brain, the organ most often associated with disease. Instead,…

September 14, 2017 Uncovering the biological root of depression and suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness Each year, an estimated 300 million people worldwide will experience depression, making it one…

April 25, 2017 In their words: The future of Parkinson’s disease research

In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the 200th anniversary of Dr. James Parkinson’s An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, we asked scientists in…

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March 10, 2014 Van Andel Research Institute expands its Parkinson’s disease program with the addition of two groundbreaking scientists

Biomedical research institute appoints two key positions, expanding its impact on neurodegenerative science

Grand Rapids, Mich. (Mar. 10, 2014) – Van Andel Research Institute’s…