Dr. Silke Cresswell examines cryo-preserved microbiome samples.
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Microbiome Study

This understudied area is gaining worldwide interest as evidence suggests there may be a link between these gut and nose bacteria and Parkinson’s. Dr. Silke Cresswell’s study may contribute to earlier detection and new treatments.
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