Vital Signs: How translational medicine hastens the pace of discovery

January 3, 2020
Most of society’s greatest health breakthroughs begin in the laboratory — the product of grit and determination from scientists who work tirelessly and urgently to rid the world of devastating diseases and provide hope to those who are in need. Read More

Community critical in fight against disease

June 28, 2019
Every day, Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile hums with the work of thousands of brilliant minds. Read More

Connecting disease origins through metabolism

September 28, 2018
As technology continues to reshape how we interact with the world, advances in science and medicine are helping us live longer than ever before, a positive outcome tempered by a parallel and concerning rise in certain diseases. Read More

MSU research center, VAI celebrate shared vision

September 29, 2017
Grand Rapids is a city with new purpose — a city in many ways reborn, reshaped into something unexpected and unique. Already known for its furniture and manufacturing capabilities, Grand Rapids also has become a bustling hub of biomedical research, clinical care and higher education. 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

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