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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…

July 27, 2017 Effects of a major drug target regulated through molecular “codes”

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 27, 2017)—A team spearheaded by Van Andel Research Institute scientists has answered a long-standing question that may lead to more effective…

June 5, 2017 Research brief: Searching for a crystal-clear picture of a molecular complex linked to cancer, other diseases

[gdlr_toggle_box style="style-1" ] [gdlr_tab title="Click for terms to know"]Protein: As the workhorses of biology, proteins are involved in virtually every process in the body, from…

June 2, 2017 Research brief: What do TOPLESS plants and humans have in common?

[gdlr_toggle_box style="style-1" ] [gdlr_tab title="Click here for terms to know:"]Chromatin: A complex of DNA, RNA and the histone proteins. The presence of these proteins helps…

August 10, 2015 Atomic-level defense secrets revealed

EAST LANSING, Mich. (August 10, 2015) — Just as nations around the globe carefully guard their defense secrets, so do plants. New…

July 24, 2015 TOPLESS plants provide clues to human molecular interactions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 24, 2015)— Scientists at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) have revealed an important molecular mechanism in plants that has significant similarities to…

July 22, 2015 Scientists determine structure of important drug target using groundbreaking approach

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 22, 2015)— Using the brightest X-ray laser in the world, scientists have determined the structure of a molecular complex that is…

March 27, 2013 Van Andel Institute researchers co-author blueprint for more selective serotonin receptor activators

Serotonin receptors are drug targets for anxiety, depression obesity and other human diseases

Grand Rapids, Mich. (March 27, 2013) – A pair of international…