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Bone Disease

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March 15, 2021 Graduate student spotlight: Understanding how age impacts our bones

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring Joe Floramo, a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Dr. Tao…

May 28, 2020 Studies do not find hormonal role for bone protein osteocalcin

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 28, 2020) — A bone protein called osteocalcin has long been thought to play important hormonal roles in blood sugar metabolism…

April 11, 2019 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…

July 12, 2018 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Bart Williams

As a kid, Dr. Bart Williams didn’t plan on being a scientist. That all changed after a summer spent working in a lab, the first…

May 17, 2018 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Tao Yang

More than 30 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease caused by the breakdown of cartilage, a shock-absorber-like tissue between the…

March 27, 2018 Breaking down osteoarthritis: A discussion with bone expert Dr. Tao Yang

Dr. Tao Yang is an assistant professor and bone disease expert in Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Cancer and Cell Biology. He earned…

December 28, 2017 What’s next for VAI in 2018

With the end of the year approaching, we asked the Institute’s leadership for a sneak peek into what they are most excited for in the…