Dr. Silke Cresswell examines cryo-preserved microbiome samples.
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Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute is an innovative charity, dedicated to helping make the ground-breaking research at UBC’s Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre possible.

Our donors share a unique relationship with some of the world’s leading Parkinson’s researchers. We invite you to join us in working towards the day Parkinson’s won’t just be managed. It will be cured.

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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Dec 25 2018 09:29am
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Our Research

Watch PPRI-funded scientists share updates from their latest research projects.

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Our Impact

The reality of research is that it’s very much driven by the funding you have. Without it, you can’t do anything. Not a single step.

– Dr. Silke Cresswell