fbpx

Nutrition

18 results.

January 11, 2024 ‘A Grand Plan' for achieving breakthroughs and improving health

Collaboration, innovation and robust science are a powerful combination, one that drives discoveries aimed at improving health for generations to come. The era of siloed…

October 16, 2023 Celebrating 5 years of discovery in metabolism research

Metabolism fuels our day to day lives, from ensuring we have enough energy to function to keeping our immune systems up and running. That’s why,…

August 30, 2023 Van Andel Institute scientist nets $2.4 million award to study ‘cellular powerhouses’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 30, 2023) — Our cells are powered by tiny “powerplants” called mitochondria, which transform nutrients into fuel that sustains life.…

August 8, 2023 Generosity of VAI employees empowers osteoporosis discovery

What started as a question about an odd bone could one day lead to new ways to treat osteoporosis with fewer side effects, thanks to…

July 28, 2023 Alternative cellular ‘fuels’ boost immunity

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 28, 2023) — A metabolic by-product that is more prevalent during fasting may supercharge immune cells as they fight infection and…

May 11, 2023 Targeting uncontrolled inflammation may hold the key to treating therapy-resistant cancers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 11, 2023) — Van Andel Institute scientists have pinpointed how a specific gene mutation triggers an inflammatory cascade that may…

April 19, 2023 Osteoporosis treatments may benefit from discovery of key driver of low bone density

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 19, 2023) — Van Andel Institute scientists have pinpointed a key driver of low bone density, a discovery that may…

Image of Pancreatic Cells
March 28, 2023 Researchers discover two subtypes of insulin-producing cells

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 28, 2023) — A team led by Van Andel Institute and Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics scientists…