Van Andel Research Institute

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Name: Van Andel Research Institute
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Holland considers creating satellite SmartZone from Grand Rapids' Medical Mile

The Medical Mile has benefitted from a SmartZone that brought together such entities as the Van Andel Research Institute, local colleges and economic development groups.Now, Grand Rapids officials could work together with Lakeshore leaders in a similar ... [Published Grand Rapids Press - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Parkinson's research: Patient-centered meeting part of symposium bringing together global experts

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - When a symposium next month brings together global experts in Parkinson's disease research, part of the meeting will focus on the first experts - the patients who have Parkinson's.The patient-centered meeting aims to highlight the ways ... [Published Grand Rapids Press - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Consortium earns cancer designation and grant

Hospitals and health care organizations in a West Michigan cancer research consortium now will be able to provide high-quality adult and pediatric clinical trials for patients in their communities.The new Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan, which ... [Published Grand Rapids Business Journal - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Rallying to the Challenge Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aims to Improve Parkinson's Disease Clinical Trials

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. , Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is scheduled to host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting which highlights the many ways people with Parkinson's disease can impact the clinical trial process and accelerate ... [Published BioSpace - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

West Michigan hospitals win national designation as cancer research consortium

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Cancer patients in West Michigan will gain access to new clinical trials through a federal grant and new program awarded by the National Cancer Institute.A consortium of West Michigan hospitals is one of 46 sites in the nation to be ... [Published Kalamazoo Gazette - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Epigenetic 'switches' could cause cancer

Scientists at the Children's Nutrition Research Center , USA, have shown that epigenetic changes alone could cause cancer.The study used a mouse model to show that epigenetic changes – which does not alter DNA sequence , but affects how DNA is methylated ... [Published BioNews - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Belknap Lookout developers propose 75-unit apartment complex with restaurant and retail near Medical Mile

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A development group is planning to build a 75-unit apartment complex with a restaurant and retail space in the Belknap Lookout neighborhood overlooking the Medical Mile.Plans for “The Gateway at Belknap” call for razing 12 older homes ... [Published West Michigan Business - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Epigenetic Changes Can Cause Cancer

WIKIMEDIA, RAMAChanges in gene methylation alone can trigger cancer, according to a mouse study published today (July 25) in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Working in mouse stem cells, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, ... [Published The Scientist - Jul 25 2014]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 15 2014 - 1 reports

Van Andel Research Institute's Pathway of Hope Initiative Makes Strides Against Rare 'Linchpin' Disease

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- May 15th is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Day, and in 2013 Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) launched the Pathway of Hope research initiative under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey MacKeigan, ... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - May 15 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

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

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science continues to expand its research portfolio and increase its impact in the field of Parkinson's disease research. The Center recently ... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Mar 26 2014]

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"Rallying to the Challenge directly addresses these issues and will act as a springboard for more relevant, collaborative, transparent and streamlined studies on Parkinson's disease.”"
"We have a commitment to people with Parkinson's to find ways around the obstacles that stand in our path to successful clinical trials" said Dr. Patrik Brundin , director of VARI's Center for Neurodegenerative Science
“This is great news,” said Dr. Gilbert Padula, the principal investigator of the Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan. "The NCORP designation will allow our West Michigan hospital members to recruit physician investigators to participate in National Cancer Institute clinical trials, such as those they trained under at national cancer centers.”"
"If we can identify epigenetic changes that predispose people to cancer, these may actually be treatable or preventable, so this opens up a lot of optimism in new ways to deal with cancer"

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Holland considers creating satellite SmartZone ... [Published Grand Rapids Press - Aug 27 2014]
Parkinson's research: Patient-centered meeting ... [Published Grand Rapids Press - Aug 20 2014]
Consortium earns cancer designation and grant [Published Grand Rapids Business Journal - Aug 09 2014]
Rallying to the Challenge Meeting in Grand Rapi... [Published BioSpace - Aug 05 2014]
Rallying to the Challenge Meeting in Grand Rapi... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Aug 05 2014]
West Michigan hospitals win national designatio... [Published Kalamazoo Gazette - Aug 05 2014]
Epigenetic 'switches' could cause cancer [Published BioNews - Aug 04 2014]
Belknap Lookout developers propose 75-unit apar... [Published West Michigan Business - Jul 31 2014]
Epigenetic Changes Can Cause Cancer [Published The Scientist - Jul 25 2014]
Van Andel Research Institute's Pathway of Hope ... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - May 15 2014]
Van Andel Research Institute Expands its Parkin... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Mar 26 2014]
Van Andel Institute Establishes Global Epigenet... [Published PR Newswire - Feb 28 2014]
Patent Profile: Patent Issued for Method of Dif... [Published Patent Docs - Feb 18 2014]
Spectrum Health and Van Andel Research Institut... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Feb 05 2014]
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Rallying to the Challenge Meeting in Grand Rapi... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Aug 05 2014]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is scheduled to host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting which highlights the many ways people with Parkinson's disease can impact the clinical trial process and ...
Van Andel Research Institute's Pathway of Hope ... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - May 15 2014]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- May 15th is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Day, and in 2013 Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) launched the Pathway of Hope research initiative under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey MacKeigan, ...
Van Andel Research Institute Expands its Parkin... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Mar 26 2014]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science continues to expand its research portfolio and increase its impact in the field of Parkinson's disease research. The Center recently ...
Patent Profile: Patent Issued for Method of Dif... [Published Patent Docs - Feb 18 2014]
By Josh Bosman -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued U.S. Patent No. 8,632,983, which is entitled "Biomarkers for pancreatic cancer and diagnostic methods." The '983 patent, which is assigned to the Van Andel Research Institute and the ...
Spectrum Health and Van Andel Research Institut... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Feb 05 2014]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute and Spectrum Health announced today that they have collaborated to bring world-renowned cardiovascular researcher and cardiologist Stefan Jovinge MD, Ph.D., to Grand Rapid ...
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