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Viviane Labrie

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February 2, 2021 Bile acids may play previously unknown role in Parkinson’s

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 2, 2021) — What does bile acid production in the digestive tract have to do with Parkinson’s disease? Quite a lot,…

January 13, 2021 A look back at 2020

The past year has challenged us in new and unexpected ways. Yet through it all, we have been inspired by the strength and resilience of…

August 31, 2020 Van Andel Institute remembers Dr. Viviane Labrie

The Institute mourns the loss of Associate Professor Dr. Viviane Labrie, who unexpectedly passed away August 21. Dr. Labrie was an imaginative, creative scientist. Her…

August 17, 2020 Switching off ‘master regulator’ may shield the brain from Parkinson’s-related damage

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 17, 2020) — Switching off a molecular “master regulator” may protect the brain from inflammatory damage and neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease,…

April 14, 2020 Being right-brained or left-brained comes down to molecular switches

Findings may explain why Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders impact one side of the body before the other GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 14, 2020)…

May 21, 2019 Road to cell death mapped in the Alzheimer’s brain

Newly identified mechanisms offer novel avenues for targeted therapeutic development GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 21, 2019) — Scientists have identified a new mechanism that accelerates…

May 3, 2019 Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Findings provide a treatment target and a starting point for new biomarkers GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 3, 2019) — A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for…

May 3, 2019 How an epigenetic hotspot contributes to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: A Q&A with Dr. Viviane Labrie

More than 100 million people worldwide have either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, which are characterized by periods of hallucinations, delusions and irregular thought processes. They…