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May 15, 2024 Heating proteins to body temperature reveals new drug targets

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 15, 2024) — Some proteins shift their shape when exposed to different temperatures, revealing previously unknown binding sites for medications.

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April 16, 2024 Scientists identify cell vulnerability ‘fingerprint’ related to Parkinson’s, Lewy body dementia

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 16, 2024) — A new study from Van Andel Institute scientists offers a first look into the complex molecular changes that occur…

August 24, 2023 Repairing broken brain circuits may offer path to new Parkinson’s treatments

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 24, 2023) — Van Andel Institute scientists have identified a series of processes that help the brain adapt to damage…

June 22, 2023 Breakdown of ‘protective mechanisms’ can drive lung cancer development

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 22, 2023) — Loss of two key “protector” proteins initiates epigenetic changes that transform healthy lung cells into cancerous ones, according…

May 3, 2023 In case you missed it: VAI’s spring public lectures now available online

What are biobanks and how do they enable groundbreaking research? What does epigenetics mean and how does it impact cancer? These are just a…

May 2, 2023 New RNA-seq, metabolomics protocol offers more efficient extraction that maintains data integrity

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 2, 2023) — Van Andel Institute scientists have developed a new extraction protocol for RNA-seq and metabolomic analysis, offering a…

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March 8, 2023 VAI’s free Public Lecture Series returns in March

Looking to learn more about the latest research happening in West Michigan? Each year, Van Andel Institute hosts free Public Lecture Series, which spotlights…

January 18, 2023 New model offers powerful tool for studying endometrial cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (Jan. 18, 2023) — A new laboratory model will better enable scientists to study the development…