Russell Jones

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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…

February 15, 2021 Graduate student spotlight: Investigating a genetic disorder that increases cancer risk

Throughout the year, we highlight Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month, we’re featuring Shelby Compton, a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of 

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…

May 19, 2020 New biomarker could flag tumors that are sensitive to common diabetes drug

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 19, 2020) — A newly identified biomarker could help scientists pinpoint which cancers are vulnerable to treatment with biguanides, a common…

February 4, 2020 Dietary interventions may slow onset of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 4, 2020) — Significantly reducing dietary levels of the amino acid methionine could slow onset and progression of inflammatory and autoimmune…

December 11, 2019 Explainer: What is immunology?

Immunology is the study of the immune system, the body’s natural defenses against infection and disease. The immune system employs numerous defense mechanisms to keep…

October 11, 2019 When studying immune cells, environment matters

Report urges researchers to look outside the petri dish and into the body to study T cell metabolism GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 10, 2019) —…