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Expansion, expenditures, success show the importance of medical research
Brad Kadrich | Corp! Magazine
1 August 2019

Epigenetic dysregulation of enhancers in neurons drive Alzheimer’s disease, study finds
Jamie Talan | NeurologyToday
25 July 2019

Interview with Dr. Juan Du
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
17 July 2019

Community critical in fight against disease
David Van Andel | GRBJ
28 June 2019

Interview with Christy Mayo
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
19 June 2019

Avoid the summer slump: Van Andel Education Institute offers summer STEM programs
Alana Nehring | WZZM 13
19 June 2019

Stand Up for the Cure celebrates five years of supporting West Michigan women needing breast health services
Stand Up for the Cure
11 June 2019

Students bond with seniors by writing their stories
Charles Honey | School News Network
7 June 2019

Why is Parkinson’s disease on the rise?
Before It’s News
6 June 2019

VAI offering fun, informative science lessons for students and teachers
MarandaTV | WOTV 4 Women
6 June 2019

Van Andel Education Institute after school programs
FOX 17 News
31 May 2019

The mutation you want: it protects the brain, extends life
Alzforum
31 May 2019

VARI researcher earns $225K grant
Justin Dawes | GRBJ
31 May 2019

Van Andel Institute uncovers path to neuron death in Alzheimer’s patients
Sheila McGrath | MLive
27 May 2019

Interview with Terra Tarango
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
15 May 2019

Research with a mission
Elyse Wild | Women’s LifeStyle Magazine
9 May 2019

Novel therapeutic targets for Parkinson’s disease: an interview with Patrik Brundin
Sharon Salt | Neuro Central
6 May 2019

Science careers at independent research institutes
Donna Kridelbaugh | ASBMB Careers Blog
3 May 2019

Pinpointing Parkinson’s possible origin in an unexpected place
Viviane Labrie | Science Trends
3 May 2019

Epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder identified
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
3 May 2019

Novel blood test could improve outcomes in pancreatic cancer
Jennifer Southall | Healio
26 April 2019

Casting a broader net
Luke Turner | The Pathologist
25 April 2019

Interview with Dr. José Brás and Dr. Rita Guerreiro
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
17 April 2019

Pushing toward local health innovation
Justin Dawes | GRBJ
22 March 2019

Patrik Brundin: life on the river
Adrian Burton | The Lancet Neurology
22 March 2019

West Michigan economy grows beyond furniture, auto manufacturing
Terri Finch Hamilton | Corp! Magazine
21 March 2019

Interview with Dr. Andrew Pospisilik and Dr. Heidi Lempradl
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
20 March 2019

New podcast on metabolism and the immune system
Paul Bromann | Illumina Genomics Podcast
1 March 2019

Interview with Dr. Matt Steensma
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
20 Feb. 2019

Adding blood test for pancreatic cancer may aid early detection
Robert Preidt | U.S. News and World Report
28 Jan. 2019

New test may catch pancreatic cancer in earlier stages
Tauren Dyson | UPI
18 Jan. 2019

Van Andel Research Institute develops new blood test for pancreatic cancer
Mark Sanchez | MiBiz
18 Jan. 2019

Interview with Dr. Steve Triezenberg
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
16 Jan. 2019

Expert opinion: Parkinson’s and the appendix
Roisin McCormack | Parkinson’s Life
6 Jan. 2019

Research leads to growing hope for Parkinson’s disease
David Van Andel | Grand Rapids Business Journal
4 Jan. 2019

Infections in kids tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study
Jacqueline Howard | CNN
6 Dec. 2018

Childhood infection linked to subsequent mental health disorders
Elizabeth Hlavinka | MedPage Today
5 Dec. 2018

Infections may raise the risk of mental illness in children
Rhitu Chatterjee | NPR
5 Dec. 2018

Cancer drug discovery gets boost from novel proteomics platform
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
29 Nov. 2018

How does the appendix play a role in Parkinson’s disease?
Ira Slatow | Science Friday
2 Nov. 2018

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s disease
Lauran Neergaard | Chicago Tribune
2 Nov. 2018

BBC Newshour (For Dr. Labrie’s segment, please skip to *45:00*)
James Coomarasamy | BBC Newshour
1 Nov. 2018

Appendectomy may lower risk of Parkinson’s disease
Ashley Yeager | The Scientist
1 Nov. 2018

Removing this organ could help you prevent Parkinson’s disease, study says
Najja Parker | Atlanta Journal-Constitutional
1 Nov. 2018

Does your appendix have anything to do with Parkinson’s disease?
Bruce Y. Lee | Forbes
1 Nov. 2018

Your appendix may be starting point for Parkinson’s disease
Jason Daley | Smithsonian
1 Nov. 2018

Appendix removal could lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease by nearly 20 percent
Julie Mazziotta | People
1 Noc. 2018

Removal of appendix may lower risk for Parkinson’s disease
Alan Mozes | UPI
1 Nov. 2018

Your appendix might have a “use” after all, as the starting place of Parkinson’s disease
Mike McRae | Science Alert
1 Nov. 2018

Study: appendix connected to Parkinson’s
Erica Francis | Fox 17 Morning News
1 Nov. 2018

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s
Lauran Neergaard | Associated Press
31 Oct. 2018

Had your appendix removed? Your Parkinson’s risk may be 20% lower
Susan Scutti | CNN
31 Oct. 2018

It started as a ‘weird idea,’ but a new study shows the appendix can initiate Parkinson’s
Sharon Begley | STAT
31 Oct. 2018

Parkinson’s disease ‘may’ start in gut
James Gallagher | BBC
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix Removal Is Linked to Lower Risk of Parkinson’s
Lauran Neergaard | The New York Times
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s
Lauran Neergaard | The Washington Post
31 Oct. 2018

Removing appendix linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s disease: study
CTVNews.ca Staff | CTV
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s
Lauran Neergaard | The Washington Times
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix identified as a potential starting point for Parkinson’s disease
ScienceDaily
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal is linked to lower Parkinson’s risk
Lauran Neergaard | US News & World Report
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal may lower chances of getting Parkinson’s disease, study suggests
Alex Matthews-King | The Independent
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s
Lauran Neergaard | Fox News
31 Oct. 2018

Had your appendix removed? You face a LOWER risk of Parkinson’s because the tiny organ harbours a protein that plays a key role in the condition
Victoria Allen | The Daily Mail
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal tied to lower risk of Parkinson’s disease
Joseph Cariz | AAAS
31 Oct. 2018

Scientists find link between Parkinson’s disease and the appendix
Ryan F. Mandelbaum | Gizmodo
31 Oct. 2018

Study links appendix to origin of Parkinson’s
Joe LaFurgey | WOOD TV 8
31 Oct. 2018

Had your appendix removed? Your Parkinson’s risk may be 20% lower
Susan Scutti | MSN.com
31 Oct. 2018

The appendix is implicated in Parkinson’s disease
Aimee Cunningham | ScienceNews
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s
Lauran Neergaard | ABC News
31 Oct. 2018

Having your appendix removed significantly lowers the risk of Parkinson’s disease
Nathaniel Scharping | Discover
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s
Lauran Neergaard | Voice of America
31 Oct. 2018

Parkinson’s disease could originate in appendix, study finds
Hannah Devlin | The Guardian
31 Oct. 2018

The lowly appendix may play a surprising role in the development of Parkinson’s disease
Melissa Healy | LA Times
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal linked to 20% drop in Parkinson’s disease risk
Hannah Osborne | Newsweek
31 Oct. 2018

Appendix removal tied to decreased Parkinson’s risk
Alex Young | Healio
31 Oct. 2018

Seeds of Parkinson’s disease may hide in the appendix
Kelly Servick | Science
31 Oct. 2018

Appendectomy Decades Earlier Linked to Lower Parkinson’s Risk
Judy George | MedPage Today
31 Oct. 2018

Could the appendix play a key role in Parkinson’s disease?
Alan Mozes | HealthDay
31 Oct. 2018

Van Andel Research Institute sheds new light on origin of Parkinson’s disease
Brian McVicar | MLive
31 Oct. 2018

Interview with Ashley Owen 
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
17 Oct. 2018

The Van Andel Institute takes on the Chicago Marathon
Maranda | WOTV4
16 Oct. 2018

Rethinking your career experiment
Erica Gobrogge, Ph.D. | Inside Higher Ed.
15 Oct. 2018

Stony Brook team in search of cure for infectious bugs
Delthia Ricks | Newsday
15 Oct. 2018

Van Andel Institute tackles metabolism’s role in health 
Emily Linnert | WOODTV
9 Oct. 2018

New VARI initiative aims to understand how metabolism drives disease
Sarah Schmid Stevenson | Xconomy
8 Oct. 2018

What’s your metabolism got to do with it? Van Andel Researchers trying to figure it out
Val Lego | WZZM13
4 Oct. 2018

New York fashions on a West Michigan runway
eightWest | WOOD TV
1 Oct. 2018

A ray of molecular beauty from cryo-EM
Dr. Francis Collins | NIH Director’s Blog
20 Sept. 2018

Interview with Dr. Russell Jones
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
19 Sept. 2018

With more than $123.6 million pledged so far in U.S. and Canada in connection with Sept. 7 telecast, Stand Up To Cancer has its best-ever fundraising special
Stand Up To Cancer
9 Sept. 2018

Two-drug combination may boost immunotherapy responses in lung cancer patients
Medicine Line News
7 Sept. 2018

More stars comes together for Stand Up To Cancer telecast on Friday, September 7
Stand Up to Cancer
5 Sept. 2018

Stand Up To Cancer announces digital live show leading into 2018 telecast
Stand Up To Cancer
30 Aug. 2018

iHuman team at Shanghai Tech University deciphers the first Frizzled receptor structure
iHuman Institute
23 Aug. 2018

Study identifies chaperone protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease
Science and Technology Research news
22 August 2018

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) a key element in recent research
Alex Keown | BioSpace
27 July 2018

Interview with Dr. Manpreet Kalkat and Dr. Erica Gobrogge
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
20 June 2018

Does Parkinson’s begin in the gut?
Diana Kwon | Scientific American
8 May 2018

Interview with epigenetics expert Dr. Viviane Labrie
Ben Stecher | Tomorrow Edition
12 March 2018

Inside track: An epigenetics pioneer 
Justin Dawes | Grand Rapids Business Journal
2 March 2018

Engage and move forwards: Eukaryotic CMG helicase leads the way at replication forks
Kerstin Brachold | Advanced Science News
27 February 2018

Parkinson’s Foundation announces $1.2 Million investment to advance careers, support innovation of early career Parkinson’s scientists
Parkinson’s Foundation
8 August 2017

VARI scientist wins $250K grant
Jesse O’Brien | Grand Rapids Business Journal
27 July 2017

Van Andel Institute installs world class microscope to help fight cancer
Erica Francis | FOX 17
5 April 2017

VARI invests $10M in microscope facility
Jesse O’Brien | Grand Rapids Business Journal
29 March 2017

Interview with Dr. Karsten Melcher
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
15 March 2017

Charting the unknown: Piroska Szabó of the Van Andel Research Institute
Elyse Wild | Women’s LifeStyle
7 March 2017

Characterizing the imprintome
Amber Dance | The Scientist
1 Jan. 2017

How tobacco smoke changes the (epi)genome
Science
4 Nov. 2016

Smoking-linked cancer mutations mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | The Scientist
3 Nov. 2016

Pathology: The prion principle
Simon Malkin | Nature
26 Oct. 2016

Interview with Dr. Peter Jones
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
21 Sept. 2016

Peter Laird: Epigenetics, DNA methylation and Arrays (Illumina)
Illumina
6 Sept. 2016

Interview with Jim Nicolette of VAEI
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
20 July 2016

Interview with Dr. Scott Jewell
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
15 July 2016

Interview with Dr. Viviane Labrie
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
20 April 2016

Two new compounds found to treat Ewing sarcoma
Oncology Times
16 April 2016

VAI scientists advocate for biomedical research improvements
Charlsie Dewey | Grand Rapids Business Journal
8 April 2016

Chemicals can exert direct epigenetic effects on exposed fetal germ cells: An interview with Piroska Szabó, Ph.D.
Jill Escher | Germline Exposures
January 2016

Prestigious cancer study grant won by VAI researcher
Anya Rath | MLive
21 Nov. 2015

Catalyzing Progress in Epigenetics Research
Cancer Research Catalyst – AACR
24 Sept. 2015

NIH grants $2.6 million to joint research project to develop mathematical model for cell autophagy in lung cancer
Anna Tan | Lung Disease News
16 Sept. 2015

Van Andel Research Institute, LANL developing detailed computational model to study lung cancer
Carol A. Clark | Los Alamos Daily Post
16 Sept. 2015

Tricking cancer cells can lead to strong anti-cancer response
Medical Xpress
28 Aug. 2015

Lowell teacher swaps role with former student in Van Andel Institute program
Kyle Moroney | MLive
25 Aug. 2015

Interview with Dr. Patrick Grohar
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
19 Aug. 2015

Interview with Dr. Peter Jones on DNA methylation
The Naked Scientists
13 August 2015

Helping the heart heal itself
Spectrum Health HealthBeat
6 August 2015

Arrestin development: X-ray laser signaling cues
David Bradley | SpectroscopyNOW
1 Aug. 2015

Arresting developments in receptor signaling
Jeffrey L. Benovic | Nature
30 July 2015

3-D structure of key signaling protein and receptor revealed
Becky Bach | SCOPE published by Stanford Medicine
28 July 2015

New antibody portal bolsters biomedical research reliability
Lab Manager
27 July 2015

Plant protein discovery opens door to better understanding of human gene silencing
GEN
27 July 2015

Scientists determine structure of important drug target using groundbreaking approach
R&D
23 July 2015

Long-sought discovery fills in missing details of cell “switchboard”
R&D
23 July 2015

New antibody portal bolsters biomedical research reliability
UNC Health Care Newsroom
23 July 2015

Scientists use world’s most powerful X-ray laser in groundbreaking study of cells
Sue Thoms | MLive
23 July 2015

Prion trials and tribulations: Finding the right tools and the right experimental models
PLoS/EurekAlert!
2 July 2015

Can the heart heal itself? Game-changing study by Michigan scientist may lead the way
Sue Thoms | MLive
22 June 2015

VARI and the Netherlands strengthen Parkinson’s collaboration
Rachel Weick | Grand Rapids Business Journal
12 June 2015

Dutch king and queen visit children’s hospital, learn about Parkinson’s research
Sue Thoms | MLive
2 June 2015

Dutch program could make Grand Rapids a destination for Parkinson’s care
Shandra Martinez | MLive
29 May 2015

Dutch royal couple to visit Grand Rapids on June 2, 2015 to celebrate Dutch heritage, strong economic ties
Business Wire
18 May 2015

Interview with Dr. Darren Moore
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
15 April 2015

Institute building a national footprint through technology
David Van Andel | Grand Rapids Business Journal
3 April 2015

Does the germline remember?
BioMed Central
27 March 2015

Van Andel Institute leaders honored with Research!America award
Sue Thoms | MLive
16 March 2015

Van Andel Institute new fellowship program has interdisciplinary focus
Sue Thoms | MLive
27 Feb. 2015

Role of reactive oxygen species on animal lifespans
Tim Sandle | Digital Journal
21 Feb. 2015

VAI’s Parkinson’s research gives patients hope
WZZM
13 Feb. 2015

ROS can shorten or lengthen life span
Kerry Greens | The Scientist
13 Feb. 2015

Latest advances in neurodegenerative disease research focus of VAI program
Sue Thoms | MLive
12 Nov. 2014

Prostate cancer research at Van Andel Research Institute (VAR): A multi-faceted approach
Prostate Cancer Communication
Fall 2014

Van Andel Institute commits $7.5 million to Stand Up To Cancer “Dream Team” researching epigenetics
Sue Thoms | MLive
20 Oct. 2014

Fred Upton brings 21stCentury Cures talks on fostering medical innovation to Kalamazoo
Linda S. Mah | MLive
9 Oct. 2014

Low vitamin D may play role in suicide attempts
Michigan State University
7 Oct. 2014

Nobel Laureate to speak at Van Andel Institute on cholesterol and heart attacks
Sue Thoms | MLive
1 Oct. 2014

This is no flash mob: It’s a freeze mob with a purpose (Parkinson’s awareness)
Sue Thoms | MLive
24 Sept. 2014

New Parkinson’s research initiative launched by Van Andel Institute and patient advocacy group
Sue Thoms | MLive
24 Sept. 2014

Grand Rapids scientist joins stars in Stand Up To Cancer telecast tonight
Sue Thoms | MLive
5 Sept. 2014

Parkinson’s research: Patient-centered meeting part of symposium bringing together global experts
Sue Thoms | MLive
20 August 2014

How “home run” discovery on Medical Mile could help others
Sue Thoms | MLive
17 July 2014

Vision for Van Andel Institute: Lead scientist details plan for internationally known research center
Sue Thoms | MLive
11 July 2014

Cancer symposium focuses on development, progression of disease
Sue Thoms | MLive
6 July 2014

Grand Rapids surgeon-scientist receives Francis S. Collins scholar award
Sue Thoms | MLive
10 June 2014

Johns Hopkins announces winners of Francis S. Collins Scholar Award
NTAP
9 June 2014

2014 AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Scholar-in-Training Award Recipients
30 April 2014

Confronting Parkinson’s disease from every angle
David Van Andel | Grand Rapids Business Journal
4 April 2014

VAI appoints world renowned doctor as director of research
WZZM
25 Feb. 2014

Van Andel Institute announces “historic moment” with plan for global epigenetics research hub
Sue Thoms | MLive
24 Feb. 2014

Van Andel Institute names CSO
Pete Daly | Grand Rapids Business Journal
17 Dec. 2013

Parkinson’s symposium honors doctor who developed deep brain stimulation treatment
Sue Thoms | MLive
17 Sept. 2013

VAI protein research could “slow the progression” of Parkinson’s
Pete Daly | Grand Rapids Business Journal
20 August 2013

Cancer research experts share new insights, future treatments at Van Andel Institute symposium
Sue Thoms | MLive
2 May 2013

Van Andel Institute’s George Vande Woude in prestigious first class honored for cancer research
Sue Thoms | MLive
3 April 2013

Gangs of corrupted proteins spread through mouse brains and cause Parkinson’s-like symptoms
Ed Yong | Discover
15 Nov. 2012

Closing in on a Parkinson’s drug: Van Andel scientist hopes study will lead way to halt disease
Sue Thoms | MLive
27 June 2012

First treatment for Huntington’s disease shows promise in rats, Van Andel Institute scientists say
Sue Thoms | MLive
30 May 2012

How West Michigan researchers’ discovery could lead to new ways to treat disease, protect crops
Sue Thoms | MLive
25 Jan. 2012

For Van Andel Institute’s new lead scientist in Parkinson’s research, fight against disease is personal
Sue Thoms | MLive
27 Oct. 2011

Van Andel Institute researchers identify prostate cancer protein interaction
Kyla King | MLive
2 April 2010

Van Andel Institute researchers discover spray that could be alternative to genetically engineered food
Matt Vande Bunte | MLive
19 Oct. 2010

Van Andel Institute plant research named among Science Magazine’s Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2009
Monica Scott | MLive
10 Jan. 2010

Super plants? Van Andel Research Institute discovery could produce crops resistant to cold, drought, other damage.
Monica Scott | MLive
3 Dec. 2009