The vermiform appendix as a contributor to Parkinson’s disease: an interview with Viviane Labrie

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Viviane Labrie is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Neurodegenerative Science at the Van Andel Research Institute (MI, USA), where she is particularly interested in the epigenetics of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Viviane’s projects on Parkinson’s disease (PD) focuses on the role of the gut and its potential as a starting point for the illness. In this interview, Viviane speaks to us about her research into the vermiform appendix as a possible contributor to PD, including why Parkinson’s might develop in only some people with abnormalities in α-synuclein aggregates in their gut and why others are seemingly resistant. 1.What...

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