Parkinson’s

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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…

June 8, 2021 Understanding gut inflammation may hold clues to mitigating Parkinson’s onset

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (JUNE 8, 2021) — Chronic inflammation in the gut may propel processes in the body that give rise to Parkinson’s disease, according…

April 27, 2021 Renowned scientist Dr. Ted Dawson to receive Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Parkinson’s Disease Research

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 27, 2021) — Van Andel Institute has chosen internationally recognized Parkinson’s disease expert Ted Dawson, M.D., Ph.D, to receive its…

April 27, 2021 A genetic revolution in Parkinson’s: A Q&A with Dr. Ted Dawson

Each year during our Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease symposium, Van Andel Institute presents the Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Achievement in…

April 1, 2021 GBA and LRRK2: What two key genes mean for Parkinson’s

For many people who develop Parkinson’s disease, some of the risk may be written in their genes. But so too may be answers that lead…

March 19, 2021 New uses for existing medications provide hope for Parkinson’s disease breakthroughs

Drug repurposing program seeks to find treatments that slow or stop Parkinson’s progression and serve as a roadmap for similar initiatives in other diseases Could…

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 15, 2021 Graduate student spotlight: Exploring genetic risk in Parkinson’s

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