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Honglei Chen

Why a Smell Test Could Become Part of a Regular Doctor Visit

Monday, April 29, 2019
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A new Michigan State University study suggests that older adults with poor sense of smell may see an almost 50% increase in their risk of dying within 10…

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MSU Will Use $5M NIH Grant to Connect Dots Between Pesticides and Parkinson’s

Thursday, February 28, 2019
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A Michigan State University researcher is hoping to make a connection between pesticides, olfactory impairment and early symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases among aging farmers. Honglei Chen, a professor…

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High Pesticide Exposure Among Farmers Linked to Poor Sense of Smell Later

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers. The research examined…

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

Friday, November 10, 2017
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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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