Health and Environment

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October 7, 2022 Van Andel Institute, The Scientist launch podcast mini-series on health and the environment

How do our environment and diet set the stage for future health? That’s one of the big questions Van Andel Institute and The…

July 27, 2022 Van Andel Institute, University of Freiburg study reveals insights into enzyme that combats a common greenhouse gas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 27, 2022) — An enzyme that combats the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) may one day give scientists a potent new…

April 1, 2022 Molecular ‘blueprint’ illuminates how plants perceive light

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 30, 2022) — Plants rely on their ability to sense light for survival. But unlike animals, plants don’t have eyes full…

December 7, 2021 Van Andel Institute welcomes epigeneticist Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf to its faculty

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2021) — Epigenetics expert Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, Ph.D., is joining Van Andel Institute’s growing faculty, a move that will further expand VAI’s…

October 12, 2021 Van Andel Institute welcomes epigeneticist Dr. Nick Burton to its faculty

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 12, 2021) — Van Andel Institute has recruited Nick Burton, Ph.D., to its growing faculty, further expanding its research into the interplay between…

March 16, 2021 Study explores how environmental exposures before conception may impact fetal development

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 16, 2021) — Older age at the time of conception and alcohol consumption during pregnancy have long been known to impact…

February 4, 2020 Dietary interventions may slow onset of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 4, 2020) — Significantly reducing dietary levels of the amino acid methionine could slow onset and progression of inflammatory and autoimmune…

December 3, 2018 Maternal age, diet at conception may impact epigenetic marks associated with childhood body mass index

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 3, 2018) — The age and diet of women when they conceive influences a specific type of epigenetic regulation that may…