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Parkinson’s

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May 21, 2020 Explainer: What are mitochondria?

If you ask high school biology students about mitochondria, they’re likely to respond with the same answer: mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell. But…

November 6, 2019 Can looking skin deep help us detect Parkinson’s earlier?

Testing for Parkinson’s disease may one day be as easy as a simple skin biopsy. That’s because the disease, like most villains, leaves behind clues…

September 5, 2019 Explainer: What are prions?

What are prions? Prions are infectious agents that cause a number of rare neurodegenerative diseases in humans and animals. Unlike bacteria or viruses, prions have…

July 25, 2019 Explainer: What is structural biology?

The human body is immensely complex, comprising trillions of cells, proteins and molecules that work in concert to keep all of our systems up and…

May 15, 2019 Linking genetics and Parkinson’s: A Q&A with genetics expert Dr. Ellen Sidransky

As a pediatrician with expertise in medical genetics, Dr. Ellen Sidransky never expected to become one of the world’s foremost experts on Parkinson’s disease,…

April 3, 2019 What you need to know about genetics and Parkinson’s disease

To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we are taking a look at how our genetics — the instructions written in our DNA — impact Parkinson’s disease…

September 25, 2018 Graduate student spotlight: Investigating the underpinnings of Parkinson’s

Every other month, we highlight one of Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month features Leslie Wyman, a student in the laboratory…

March 22, 2018 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Darren Moore

Dr. Darren Moore leads a lab in Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science. His team is working to uncover the genetic causes of…