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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…

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

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 24, 2021) — The same taste-sensing molecule that helps you enjoy a meal from your favorite restaurant may one day lead…

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…

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…

August 6, 2019 Globetrotting grad student finds opportunity of a lifetime at Van Andel Institute

Wooyoung Choi is both a scientist and an explorer. He has traveled to almost every country in Asia and has recently started to explore Canada…

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…

September 24, 2018 Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating temperature in the human body

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 24, 2018) — A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has revealed for the first time the…