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Alzheimer’s Disease

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June 22, 2021 Seven facts about the human brain

The human brain has been the subject of fascination and study for centuries. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates characterized the brain as “the analyst of…

June 10, 2021 ‘Roadmaps’ of the brain reveal regions vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (JUNE 10, 2021) — Much like a supply truck crossing the countryside, the misfolded proteins that damage neurons in Alzheimer’s disease travel…

August 13, 2020 In Portugal, a search for the genetic roots of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia worldwide. It was first recognized under its current moniker in the early 1900s, but it was…

January 31, 2020 10 research trends we’re excited to watch in the next decade

With a new decade comes a new world of possibility and innovation waiting to be unleashed in labs at Van Andel Institute and across the…

September 5, 2019 Explainer: What are prions?

What are prions? Prions are infectious agents that cause a number of rare neurodegenerative diseases in humans and animals. Unlike bacteria or viruses, prions have…

July 25, 2019 Explainer: What is structural biology?

The human body is immensely complex, comprising trillions of cells, proteins and molecules that work in concert to keep all of our systems up and…

June 12, 2019 Disease profile: Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world and a leading cause of death among older Americans. Globally, an estimated 44 million…

May 21, 2019 Road to cell death mapped in the Alzheimer’s brain

Newly identified mechanisms offer novel avenues for targeted therapeutic development GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 21, 2019) — Scientists have identified a new mechanism that accelerates…