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Nov 11, 2014, 15:54 ET
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Van Andel Research Institute Presents A Conversation About Neurodegenerative Diseases Hosted By Carol Van Andel

WHAT: A Conversation About Neurodegenerative Diseases – Hosted By Carol Van Andel Van Andel Institute and Carol Van Andel host the...

Oct 07, 2014, 17:52 ET
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Van Andel Institute Presents Couture for a Cure - Grand Rapid's Premier Fashion Event

The 9th annual Couture for a Cure takes place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Van Andel Institute. The fashion-forward evening features a runway...

Aug 05, 2014, 15:22 ET
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Rallying to the Challenge Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aims to Improve Parkinson's Disease Clinical Trials

 Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is scheduled to host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting which highlights the many ways people with...

Jul 01, 2014, 17:23 ET
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Van Andel Institute Hosts World-Renowned Cancer Experts At Fifth Annual Origins Of Cancer Symposium

 Van Andel Institute will host the fifth annual Origins of Cancer symposium, Friday, July 11, 2014. The one-day symposium, held in partnership...

May 15, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Van Andel Research Institute's Pathway of Hope Initiative Makes Strides Against Rare 'Linchpin' Disease

 May 15th is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Day, and in 2013 Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) launched the Pathway of Hope research...

Apr 30, 2014, 17:24 ET

Van Andel Institute Welcomes Mark Meijer to Board of Trustees

 Van Andel Institute (VAI), a center for biomedical research and science education, appointed Mark Meijer to its board of trustees on April 21,...

Apr 17, 2014, 16:52 ET
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Carol Van Andel Honors WOTV 4's Maranda and Forest Hills Central Students

 The second annual Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence dinner and award presentation took place on April 17, 2014. The event, hosted by Van...

Mar 26, 2014, 09:30 ET

Van Andel Research Institute Expands its Parkinson's Disease Program with the Addition of Two Groundbreaking Scientists

Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science continues to expand its research portfolio and increase its impact in the field...

Feb 28, 2014, 10:01 ET
Van Andel Institute establishes global epigenetics research hub, becoming a strong house for hot topic in cancer research. Dr. Peter A. Jones, world-renowned molecular biologist and new Van Andel Institute Director of Research and Chief Scientific Officer, leading translational research in epigenetics.  (PRNewsFoto/Van Andel Institute)

Van Andel Institute Establishes Global Epigenetics Research Hub, Becoming Stronghouse For Hot Topic In Cancer Research

Van Andel Institute, a world-class research and science education institute headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has established a global...

Feb 05, 2014, 17:18 ET

Spectrum Health and Van Andel Research Institute Announce Cardiovascular Research Program

Van Andel Research Institute and Spectrum Health announced today that they have collaborated to bring world-renowned cardiovascular researcher and...

Oct 16, 2012, 16:25 ET

Van Andel Institute, Saint Mary's Health Care And Mercy Health Partners To Expand World Class Biorepository In West Michigan

 Van Andel Institute (VAI) and two West Michigan hospitals within the national Trinity Health system and members of Mercy Health – Saint...

Sep 20, 2012, 10:07 ET

Van Andel Institute Research Symposium Showcases Latest Developments In Parkinson's Research

 Van Andel Institute (VAI) hosts a scientific symposium September 19-20 that gathers some of the world's most noted experts in Parkinson's...

Jun 27, 2012, 00:01 ET

Finding Brings Scientists One Step Closer To Parkinson's Drug

 Van Andel Institute announces that researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published a study detailing how Parkinson's disease spreads...

Jun 22, 2012, 10:57 ET

Van Andel Institute Researchers Find Potential Drug Target For Aggressive Form Of Lymphoma

A discovery by Van Andel Institute  researchers has identified a potential drug target for NK/T-cell lymphoma, a type of cancer...

Jun 18, 2012, 16:21 ET

Van Andel Institute Honors First Graduates Of VAI Graduate School

 Van Andel Institute officials announce a commencement ceremony to honor the first graduates of the Van Andel Institute Graduate School...

May 29, 2012, 10:52 ET

Researchers Restore Neuron Function to Brains Damaged by Huntington's Disease

 Researchers from South Korea, Sweden, and the United States have collaborated on a project to restore neuron function to parts of the brain...

May 16, 2012, 18:00 ET

Van Andel Research Institute And Dako Sign Agreement To License Cancer Diagnostic Tool

 Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and Dako, the Danish-based, worldwide supplier of cancer diagnostic tools today announce an agreement...

Apr 19, 2012, 17:58 ET

New Stem Cell Found in the Brain

 Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new stem cell in the adult brain. These cells can proliferate and form several...

Feb 06, 2012, 15:00 ET

Discovery Predicts Patient Sensitivity to Important Drug Target in Deadly Brain Cancer

 A recent discovery by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists enables the prediction of patient sensitivity...

Jan 31, 2012, 16:00 ET

Rate of Follow-up Surgeries After Partial Mastectomy Varies Greatly

 A new study reveals substantial differences – by both surgeon and institution – in the rates of follow-up...