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Top 25 of 2012: Vitamin K

December 6, 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, NIU Today is offering a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

Rangaswamy “Nathan” Meganathan

Rangaswamy “Nathan” Meganathan

No. 25

It was a year filled with breakthrough research at NIU.

Highlights included work by NIU Department of Biological Sciences professor and noted vitamin K expert Rangaswamy “Nathan” Meganathan, as well as his former student, Janaka N. Edirisinghe, who were part of a team that found that vitamin K can undo some of the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

The two collaborated with 10 other scientists from two Belgian institutions, the VIB Center for Biology of Disease and the Center for Human Genetics and Leuven Research Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven.

The complete story is available online.