Metabolism

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September 12, 2022 Scientists redefine obesity with discovery of two distinct subtypes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 12, 2022) — A team led by Van Andel Institute scientists has identified two distinct types of obesity with physiological…

August 17, 2022 Cellular waste may supercharge immune cell function

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 17, 2022) — The immune cells that protect us from infection and cancer seek out a wide array of fuel sources…

July 22, 2022 The science of cell sorting

In science, the tiniest details matter. For many researchers, this means investigating the similarities and differences between the roughly 200 different types of microscopic cells…

June 30, 2022 Van Andel Institute welcomes cancer metabolism expert Dr. Evan Lien

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 30, 2022) — Van Andel Institute has recruited cancer metabolism expert Evan Lien, Ph.D., to its growing faculty, an addition…

March 24, 2022 Graduate student spotlight: Investigating the impact of toxins and nutrients on brain function and development

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring April Rickle, a Ph.D. student in the lab…

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 22, 2021 With Thanksgiving around the corner, we asked metabolism expert Dr. Sara Nowinski three questions

Quick! What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “metabolism”? Chances are, you picked something food-related. With Thanksgiving just around…