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Solving the Parkinson’s Puzzle: Carleton researchers try new approach to stopping the devastating disease

Anybody who visits Chemistry Prof. Maria DeRosa‘s laboratory on the third floor of Carleton University’s Steacie Building will see a landscape of labelled bottles, Styrofoam coolers, refrigerators and long black counters covered with beakers, computers and microscopes.

In one corner, dozens of thin plastic tubes fan out from a machine the size of a bar fridge, connecting amber bottles of clear, purple and golden liquids to a nozzle inside a metal box.

To an outsider, the lab may look cluttered, but it’s ground zero for a meticulous research project that has the potential to help spark a medical breakthrough.

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