L. Brundin

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November 15, 2021 Graduate student spotlight: Investigating the links between the immune system and Parkinson’s disease

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring Alysa Kasen, a Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr.…

June 22, 2021 Seven facts about the human brain

The human brain has been the subject of fascination and study for centuries. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates characterized the brain as “the analyst of…

November 20, 2019 Severe pregnancy-related depression may be rooted in inflammation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 20, 2019) — A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to…

August 28, 2019 Can suicide risk be detected in the blood?

  Five-year, $3.6 million federal grant to fuel search for biomarker-based methods to evaluate suicide risk [caption id="attachment_8503" align="alignright" width="255"] Dr. Lena Brundin[/caption] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.…

April 11, 2019 World Parkinson’s Day: Reasons for hope

In honor of World Parkinson’s Day, we asked scientists in our Center for Neurodegenerative Science what makes them most hopeful and most excited for the…

October 31, 2018 Appendix identified as a potential starting point for Parkinson’s disease

[gdlr_row] [gdlr_column size="3/4"] Largest study of its kind shows the appendix acts as a reservoir for disease-associated proteins and appendectomy lowers the risk of developing…

November 21, 2017 Feeling sleepy after Thanksgiving? Don’t blame tryptophan.

It’s a tale told over Thanksgiving tables almost as often as your uncle’s big fish story—eat too much turkey and you’ll be passed out before…

November 7, 2017 Stemming inflammation offers new hope for treating Parkinson’s disease

For the seven to 10 million people worldwide with Parkinson’s disease, a medication that actually slows down their disease and staves off its debilitating symptoms…