Parkinson’s Disease

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February 9, 2017 What is Parkinson’s and what is VARI doing to help?

Finding new treatments for Parkinson’s disease is at the heart of the Institute’s mission. Between seven and 10 million people worldwide have the disease, making…

January 17, 2017 The nose knows: Understanding the link between the sense of smell and Parkinson’s

A major clue to understanding Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases may be right in front of our faces. Or rather, on our faces. At…

December 30, 2016 What difference does a year make?

When it comes to biomedical research and science education, a year can make all the difference. In 2016, we celebrated Van Andel…

December 8, 2016 New hope for Parkinson’s disease

By: Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D. Director of Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science, chairman of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust’s Linked…

December 7, 2016 Diabetes drug slows experimental Parkinson’s disease progression, human trials to begin next year

New data published today shows drug preserves critical brain function in laboratory models of Parkinson’s GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2016)—A new investigational drug originally…

November 4, 2016 MSU and VARI investigators working toward slowing progression of Parkinson's

A few years ago, Caryl Sortwell, a Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Parkinson's researcher, was asked by Jeff MacKeigan, a…

September 8, 2016 Diabetes drug focus of new clinical trial for Parkinson’s disease

HIGHLIGHTS A clinical trial is now underway at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles to test the efficacy and safety of a type II diabetes drug as…

August 8, 2016 New model recreates early spread of Parkinson’s disease in the brain

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Aug. 8, 2016)—They’re two of the biggest mysteries in Parkinson’s disease research—where does the disease start? And how can it be stopped…