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July 27, 2021 Graduate student spotlight: Illuminating the genetic roots of dementia in understudied populations

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring Nadia Dehghani, a Ph.D. student in the labs of 

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…

January 13, 2021 A look back at 2020

The past year has challenged us in new and unexpected ways. Yet through it all, we have been inspired by the strength and resilience of…

September 21, 2020 University of Minnesota, Van Andel Institute earn $6M to study aging’s role in Parkinson’s

The team will be one of the first to investigate exactly how age factors into risk and progression of the disease GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Sept.…

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…

February 10, 2020 How Big Data and collaboration are redefining a rare form of dementia

Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Rita Guerreiro and Dr. José Brás have teamed up with more than 100 other scientists from around the world…

August 23, 2019 Scientists and people with Parkinson’s join forces to explore genetic risks in Parkinson’s disease

More than 200 years ago, British surgeon Dr. James Parkinson penned an essay about “the shaking palsy,” a mysterious disorder that would later come to…

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…