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Inflammation

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December 22, 2022 Research in review: A year of growth, discovery and gratitude

As we wrap up another year, Van Andel Institute’s commitment to discovery remains strong. More than 26 years ago, the Institute was founded with the…

June 8, 2021 Understanding gut inflammation may hold clues to mitigating Parkinson’s onset

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (JUNE 8, 2021) — Chronic inflammation in the gut may propel processes in the body that give rise to Parkinson’s disease, according…

February 15, 2021 Graduate student spotlight: Investigating a genetic disorder that increases cancer risk

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring Shelby Compton, a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of 

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…

January 31, 2020 10 research trends we’re excited to watch in the next decade

With a new decade comes a new world of possibility and innovation waiting to be unleashed in labs at Van Andel Institute and across the…

November 20, 2019 Severe pregnancy-related depression may be rooted in inflammation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 20, 2019) — A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to…

October 10, 2019 Decreasing inflammation after a heart attack may reduce damage

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 10, 2019) — Blocking an inflammatory protein after a heart attack may reduce damage and mitigate the risk of future heart…

August 20, 2018 Explainer: What is inflammation?

What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s reaction to a harmful stimulus, such as infection with a virus like the flu, an injury like a…