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New Research to Target Air Pollution as a Potential Trigger for Parkinson’s

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The Department of Defense has awarded a multi-institutional team of scientists a series of grants totaling $4.37 million to investigate the potential role of airborne pollutants as triggers of Parkinson’s disease via the nose.
9-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cryo-EM Reveals Ignition Mechanism for DNA Replication

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An international team of scientists, led by structural biologists at Van Andel Research Institute, has shed new light on a critical step in DNA replication, offering fresh insights into a fundamental process of life and driver of many different...
23-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stand Up To Cancer awards $5.5 million to VARI for cancer clinical trials to enhance immunotherapy

Van Andel Research Institute–Stand Up To Cancer Epigenetics Dream Team scientists have been awarded two grants totaling nearly $5.5 million to pursue clinical trials of epigenetic drugs to enhance tumor response to immunotherapy.
12-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Van Andel Research Institute Hosts Unique Symposium on Parkinson’s Disease

Leading Parkinson’s experts and advocates from around the world will gather at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this month for Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease, a scientific event highlighting the latest...
25-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$2.375 Million Federal Award to Study Epigenetic Control Systems, Inform Drug Discovery

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Van Andel Research Institute scientist Scott Rothbart, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $2.375 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA/R35) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National...
20-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Effects of a Major Drug Target Regulated Through Molecular “Codes”

The findings, published today in Cell, reveal for the first time components of a G protein–coupled receptor (GPCR) named rhodopsin bound to a signaling molecule called arrestin, both crucial pieces of the body’s intricate cellular communication...
27-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Van Andel Research Institute Installs World-Class Microscopes to Enable Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Disease

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Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is now home to one of the world’s most powerful microscopes—one that images life’s building blocks in startling clarity and equips VARI’s growing team of scientists to push the limits of discovery in...
28-Mar-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Drug Combination Targets Aggressive Blood Cancer

A pair of drugs that may be a one-two punch needed to help combat acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer that kills nearly three-fourths of patients within five years of diagnosis, is the focus of a new multi-center clinical trial...
7-Mar-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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