Metabolism

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September 16, 2021 Explainer: What is the gut microbiome?

Our microbiomes take the phrase “trust your gut” to a whole new level. The gut microbiome is a rich population of bacteria, fungi, viruses and…

August 24, 2021 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Ning Wu

The human body needs sugars and fats to survive, but too much of either can be problematic. Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Ning Wu seeks…

August 3, 2021 An overactive sweet tooth may spell trouble for our cellular powerplants

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 3, 2021) — The average American eats roughly 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day — more than three times…

July 8, 2021 Metabolism expert Dr. Sara Nowinski joins Van Andel Institute

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 8, 2021) — VAI’s newest scientific recruit wants to rewrite the story of mitochondria, the cellular machinery that produces and manages…

March 8, 2021 Need a break? Take our National Nutrition Month quiz!

March is National Nutrition Month! Test your metabolism and nutrition knowledge with our quiz. Good luck (and no peeking at the answers until you guess)!…

February 3, 2021 New study to probe how diet and metabolism influence the immune system

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 3, 2021) — A pair of scientists from Van Andel Institute and the National Institute of…

January 13, 2021 A look back at 2020

The past year has challenged us in new and unexpected ways. Yet through it all, we have been inspired by the strength and resilience of…