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Kayla Habermehl

22 results.

April 18, 2023 What can pathophysiological mechanisms tell us about Parkinson’s?

To understand how and why Parkinson’s disease starts and progresses, we need to investigate the changes that occur in the brain and throughout the…

February 28, 2023 5 things to know on Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day is a time to recognize and raise awareness of the thousands of diseases that are considered “rare” but collectively affect millions. Here…

January 31, 2023 Study reveals drivers of metastatic breast cancer

Cancers that metastasize, or spread from their original site to new areas of the body, are particularly challenging to treat. This is especially true in…

October 4, 2022 Dr. Zheng Ruan earns prestigious K99 grant, the first in Van Andel Institute’s history

It’s a major achievement in a scientist’s career when they earn their first federal grant. Not only do these grants provide vital funding, they also…

April 1, 2022 Slowing or stopping Parkinson’s disease: Where are we?

If you read a lot about Parkinson’s disease, one term you’ll often see is “disease modification.” This bit of jargon has an important meaning —…

December 14, 2021 A year — and a quarter century — in review

As 2021 comes to a close, so too does Van Andel Institute’s celebration of our 25th anniversary. The Institute’s story began with a vision: to…

November 23, 2021 What is cancer, and how can research help?

What is cancer? Cancer is a blanket term for more than 100 related diseases that have a core characteristic in common — unchecked cell growth. At the…

July 20, 2021 What you need to know about sarcoma and bone cancer

July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness month, and we wanted to take a deeper look at what these diseases are, whom they may affect…