Items Tagged with 'Van Andel Research Institute'


Scientific collaborations drive discovery: revolutionizing the paradigm

April 1, 2016
Two decades ago, mapping the human genome was a dream — rooted in the possibility of progress and the hope of discovery. The effort took years, but the persistence of an international network of scientists resulted in one of the greatest scientific accomplishments in history. Read More

VARI finds potential 'guardian' against neurodegeneration

February 4, 2016
Scientists at Van Andel Research Institute might have found a “guardian” against neurodegeneration that could impact diseases like Parkinson’s. Read More

VARI’s biorepository provides tools for discovery

January 2, 2015
Grand Rapids is a city on the rise — a city that continues to reinvent itself and redefine its potential. Read More

Confronting Parkinson’s disease from every angle

April 4, 2014
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and for those affected by this disease it’s a reminder of the work yet to be done. Read More

Spectrum and VAI collaborate on cardiovascular program

February 7, 2014
Van Andel Research Institute and Spectrum Health are collaborating to bring Dr. Stefan Jovinge, M.D., Ph.D., to Grand Rapids to continue his research in cardiovascular science, specifically in the potential of regeneration in the heart. Read More

WMSTI rebrands as GR Current

June 21, 2013
GR Current is the once and future West Michigan Science and Technology Initiative. Read More