Solving the Cause of Parkinson’s Disease, As An Academic in This Field

Building on and completing the “gut-first hypothesis” of Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Shin Jie Yong, MSc (Res)
Microbial Instincts
12 min readFeb 15, 2024

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Figure 1. Neurotoxic Lewy bodies (arrowheads) and Lewy neurites (arrows) comprising α-synuclein aggregates in the brain of a PD patient. Source: Ingelsson (2016).

For my Master’s degree in Science (by research), my thesis was on Parkinson’s disease (PD), where I studied its disease mechanism and potential treatments in lab-grown neurons. Naturally, I knew a fair bit…

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Shin Jie Yong, MSc (Res)
Microbial Instincts

Named Standford's world top 1% scientists | Independent science writer and researcher | Medium boost program's nominator | Powerlifter with national records