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Could the Air You Breathe be a Factor in Parkinson’s?

Friday, November 10, 2017
Image of brain scan

Could the air you breathe, specifically through your nose, be a factor in the development of Parkinson’s disease? That’s a question a Michigan State University researcher is looking…

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MSU Study: Poor Sense of Smell Predictor of Parkinson’s

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Honglei Chen

A new study provides further evidence that a simple “smelling” test could predict Parkinson’s disease even earlier than previously thought. According to Michigan State University researcher Honglei Chen,…

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Common Antidepressant Could Slow Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tim Collier

Michigan State University scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that’s been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson’s. In a…

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MSU, Van Andel Researchers Close to Slowing Parkinson’s

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Jeff MacKeigan and Caryl Sortwell

A few years ago, Caryl Sortwell (above, right), a Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Parkinson’s researcher, was asked by Jeff MacKeigan (above, left), a scientist at Van…

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MSU Physicists Push New Parkinson’s Treatment Toward Clinical Trials

Monday, April 21, 2014

The most effective way to tackle debilitating diseases is to stop them at the start and keep them from growing. Research at Michigan State University, published in the…

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