Van Andel Institute

The Van Andel Institute's Grand Rapids headquarters. Wikimedia Commons Photo.

Van Andel Institute Boosts Research Into Personalized Cancer Therapy

The Grand Rapids medical research and education institution Van Andel Institute Friday announced a new effort in epigenetics, the science of external modifications to DNA that turn genes on or off, which could lead to new approaches to personalized cancer therapy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2014

The Van Andel Institute's Grand Rapids headquarters. Wikimedia Commons Photo.

VAI, St. Mary’s, Mercy Partner To Expand Biorepository

The Van Andel Institute and two West Michigan hospitals within the national Trinity Health system and members of Mercy Health – Saint Mary’s Health Care and Mercy Health Partners – have signed agreements paving the way for the expansion of a biorepository, using the VAI Program for Biospecimen Science.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2012

The Van Andel Institute's Grand Rapids headquarters. Wikimedia Commons Photo.

Van Andel Showcases Latest Parkinson’s Research

Van Andel Institute hosted a scientific symposium Sept. 19-20 that gathered some of the world’s most noted experts in Parkinson’s disease and reinforced the region’s growing reputation in the field of Parkinson’s research.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2012

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

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

Van Andel Institute Researchers Find Potential Drug Target For Aggressive Form Of Lymphoma

A discovery by Van Andel Institute researchers has identified a potential drug target for NK/T-cell lymphoma, a type of cancer responsible for claiming the life of a close friend and fellow researcher.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012

The Van Andel Institute's Grand Rapids headquarters. Wikimedia Commons Photo.

Researchers Restore Neuron Function In Brains Damaged By Huntington’s

Researchers from South Korea, Sweden, and the United States have collaborated on a project to restore neuron function to parts of the brain damaged by Huntington’s disease by successfully transplanting HD-induced pluripotent stem cells into animal models.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2012

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University Research Conference Coming To GR

Representatives from eight research institutions will convene at the Van Andel Institute Friday for a day of networking and sharing best practices.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2012

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

Van Andel Discovery May Help Treatment Of Deadly Brain Cancer

A recent discovery by Van Andel Research Institute scientists enables the prediction of patient sensitivity to proposed drug therapies for glioblastoma — the most common and most aggressive malignant brain tumor in humans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2012

The Van Andel Institute's Grand Rapids headquarters. Wikimedia Commons Photo.

Van Andel Studies Boost Understanding Of Kidney Cancer

Two recent studies by Van Andel Research Institute scientists are providing a foundation for a more complete understanding of distinct kidney cancer subtypes, which could pave the way for better treatments.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2012

Grand Valley State University's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences just east of downtown Grand Rapids. Photo Grand Valley State University

MichBio Event Shows Students Health Careers

Grand Valley State University and the Van Andel Institute will host more than 250 high school students during MichBio Student Career Day on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2011

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