inflammation

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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…

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…

November 21, 2017 Feeling sleepy after Thanksgiving? Don’t blame tryptophan.

It’s a tale told over Thanksgiving tables almost as often as your uncle’s big fish story—eat too much turkey and you’ll be passed out before…