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Researchers at Van Andel Institute continue to make strides in slowing down the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Researchers at Van Andel Institute continue to make strides in slowing down the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
Their latest discovery identifies a “master regulator” that when shut down can prevent damage to the brain.
“Parkinson’s disease is an illness that involved the death of neurons. We’ve found a brand-new target that might impede that death of neurons,” said Dr. Viviane Labrie, an associate professor at Van Andel Institute.
Labrie says the next step is t…

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