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June 24, 2021 A ‘tasty’ protein may lead to new ways to treat metabolic and immune diseases

[caption id="attachment_13528" align="alignright" width="250"] Click to enlarge.[/caption] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 24, 2021) — The same taste-sensing molecule that helps you enjoy a meal…

November 4, 2020 Near-atomic ‘maps’ reveal structure for maintaining pH balance in cells

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 4, 2020) — For the first time, scientists have visualized a new class of molecular gates that maintain pH balance within…

June 3, 2020 Near-atomic blueprint reveals inner workings of drug target for cancer, other diseases

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 3, 2020) — Van Andel Institute scientists have for the first time described the near-atomic level structure of a molecular pathway…

February 12, 2020 Van Andel Institute’s Juan Du, Ph.D. awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Two-year fellowship honors exemplary early career scientists GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 12, 2020) — The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Van Andel Institute’s

December 2, 2019 Taste-related protein provides target for drugs to treat neurological disorders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 2, 2019) — Understanding how the brain processes sweet, bitter and umami tastes may one day help researchers design more effective…

July 25, 2019 Explainer: What is structural biology?

[gdlr_row] [gdlr_column size="3/4"]The human body is immensely complex, comprising trillions of cells, proteins and molecules that work in concert to keep all of our systems…

May 28, 2019 Van Andel Research Institute’s Dr. Juan Du named McKnight Scholar

Three-year, $225,000 award will fuel research into the molecular basis of body temperature regulation GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 28, 2019) — The McKnight Foundation

May 28, 2019 Decoding our biological thermostat: Three questions for McKnight Scholar Dr. Juan Du

Our body temperature is kept in check by an elegant biological thermostat. But, despite its critical role in keeping us healthy and protecting us from…