New Research

The Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Finding Brings Scientists One Step Closer To Parkinson’s Drug

The Van Andel Institute Wednesday announced that researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published a study detailing how Parkinson’s disease spreads through the brain. Experiments in rat models uncover a process previously used to explain mad cow disease, in which misfolded proteins travel from sick to healthy cells.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2012

Credit: Pamela Day

Forest Service Report Shows Forest Growth in North Outpacing Other Parts of Country

U.S. Forest Service scientists Monday released an assessment that shows forest land has expanded in northern states during the past century despite a 130-percent population jump and relentless environmental threats.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2012


ForeSee Results Breaks Down Impact of Social Media on Web Traffic

Social media has very little direct impact on most Web site traffic, according to new research released Thursday from Ann Arbor-based ForeSee Results.



Asahi Kasei Plastics Invests $5.5 Million in Manufacturing, R&D

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc. of Fowlerville said Wednesday it is investing $5.5 million in a new compounding line and laboratory equipment for reserach and development, new product development and improved customer support.