Add to Favorites Newsroom RSS Share
fb-shareVan Andel Institute
Grand Rapids, MI USA

Our News on Newswise

Newswise: Dr.EricAchtyes_CourtesyofPineRestChristianMentalHealthServices.JPG

Severe pregnancy-related depression may be rooted in inflammation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 20, 2019) — A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity.
20-Nov-2019 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Newswise: JOVINGE_StefanJovinge_010914_007.jpg

New technique lays foundation for regenerative cardiac therapies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 6, 2019) — Scientists have devised a technique to sort out which heart cells can replicate and which cannot, a critical step toward treatments that may one day help the heart heal itself after injury.
6-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Newswise: SELECTED_RustyJones_Courtesy_of_Van_Andel_Institute.jpg

When studying immune cells, environment matters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 10, 2019) — For years, scientists have used cells grown in petri dishes to study the metabolic processes that fuel the immune system. But a new report in Immunity suggests looking outside the dish and into living...
14-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can suicide risk be detected in the blood?

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 28, 2019) — A new clinical study aims to identify blood-based biomarkers for suicide risk, laying the foundation for a test that could help physicians identify people who are likely to self-harm and allow for earlier,...
28-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: JuanDu_9_FAV_APRIL2019.jpg

Van Andel Research Institute’s Dr. Juan Du named McKnight Scholar

The McKnight Foundation has awarded Van Andel Research Institute’s (VARI) Juan Du, Ph.D., a three-year, $225,000 Scholar Award to uncover the innerworkings of the body’s intricate and poorly understood temperature regulation system, the first...
28-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hotspot in the Genome May Drive Psychosis in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may give scientists a fresh path forward for devising more effective treatments and biomarker-based screening strategies.
3-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: XU_EricXu_CourtesyOfVanAndelResearchInstitute.jpg

Near-atomic map of parathyroid hormone complex points toward more targeted therapies for osteoporosis, cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 11, 2019) — An international team of scientists has mapped a molecular complex that could aid in the development of better medications with fewer side effects for osteoporosis and cancer.
11-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blocking epigenetic “Swiss army knife” may be a new strategy for treating colorectal cancer

A new study out today in Cancer Cell shows that blocking specific regions of a protein called UHRF1 switches on hundreds of cancer-fighting genes, impairing colorectal cancer cells’ ability to grow and spread throughout the body.
8-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


see all news

Our Experts on Newswise

Van Andel Research Institute Expands Into New Areas of Parkinson’s Research

Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is continuing the expansion of its neurodegenerative disease research program, which aims to answer fundamental questions about diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, with the addition of two...
16-Nov-2015 1:00 PM EST

see all experts

Our YouTube Videos

About

Van Andel Institute (VAI) is an independent biomedical research and science education organization committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations. Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, VAI has grown into a premiere research and educational institution that supports the work of more than 350 scientists, educators and staff.

Contacts

Rachel Harden
Website & Social Media Coordinator
medical biomedical

rachel.harden@vai.org

616-234-5780

Kayla Habermehl
Science Writer

kayla.habermehl@vai.org

616-234-5157

Caitlin Smith
Media Contact

caitlin.smith@vai.org

616-234-5792

Twitter twitter-icon

Chat now!
0.52716