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Lena Brundin

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January 5, 2023 Can the gut help us understand Parkinson’s disease?: A Q&A with Dr. Ehraz Anis

At first glance, the gut and the brain may seem vastly different, but they share many similarities that may have major implications for health. One…

January 26, 2022 Blood markers can predict depression in pregnancy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (January 26, 2022) — Signs of inflammation in the blood reliably predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy, reports a new study…

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…

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,…

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…