Items Tagged with 'Van Andel Research Institute'


Change Ups: Jones receives honorary doctorate for improving cancer treatment

March 16, 2018
Van Andel Research Institute Chief Scientific Officer Peter Jones received an honorary doctorate from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University for his scientific achievement in improving cancer treatment. Read More

Inside Track: An epigenetics pioneer

Peter Jones’ early research leads to change in standard of care for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome.

March 2, 2018
Peter Jones’ entire scientific career was defined by one unexpected discovery. Read More

Grants could help improve cancer treatments

VARI scientists receive total of $5.4 million to fund clinical trials for epigenetic drugs.

October 20, 2017
Two scientists at the Van Andel Research Institute each has been awarded one of 10 grants — totaling $5.4 million — to fund clinical trials for epigenetic drugs. Read More

VARI scientist earns $7.8M grant

June 2, 2017
The chief scientific officer of the Van Andel Research Institute has received a $7.8-million grant to support the development of epigenetic cancer drugs. Read More

Startup sees GR as future molecular imaging hub

Rethink Imaging offers tracers to track growth or reduction of tumors using PET scans.

May 12, 2017
Anthony Chang doesn’t see Rethink Imaging as a startup — he envisions it as a company that could kick-start Grand Rapids as a destination for specialized medical care. Read More

New Parkinson’s treatment on the way?

VARI’s Patrik Brundin, Kalamazoo-based Metabolic Solutions Development Company hope to begin trials on drug originally used to treat diabetes.

December 30, 2016
Shortly after Patrik Brundin came to Grand Rapids to head up the Van Andel Research Institute’s research into Parkinson’s disease, he was invited to give a lecture. Read More

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