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2012-05-16 14:22:12

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and GLOSTRUP, Denmark, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and Dako, the Danish-based, worldwide supplier of cancer diagnostic tools today announce an agreement to license, manufacture and distribute cancer diagnostics utilizing the MET4 Antibody. The MET4 Antibody, developed by George F. Vande Woude, Ph.D. and Brian Cao, M.D. of VARI and Beatrice Knudsen, M.D., Ph.D., formerly of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has...

2012-02-01 09:19:54

Findings could affect both cancer recurrence and overall survival rates A new study reveals substantial differences — by both surgeon and institution — in the rates of follow-up surgeries for women who underwent a partial mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer. Those differences, which cannot be explained by a patient´s medical or treatment history, could affect both cancer recurrence and overall survival rates, according to the study led by Laurence McCahill, M.D....

2012-01-23 15:21:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) study published in the journal Science investigating the molecular structure and function of an essential plant hormone could profoundly change our understanding of a key cell process, and might ultimately lead to the development of new drugs for a variety of diseases. The study builds on earlier work by the same team of investigators at VARI that was published in the...

2011-07-18 15:08:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study published recently in the journal Science Signaling Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists demonstrate on the molecular level how the anti-malaria drug chloroquine represses inflammation, which may provide a blueprint for new strategies for treating inflammation and a multitude of autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and certain cancers. "The implications of this study are significant," said Henry...

2011-01-12 18:28:01

Archived blood could be used to study population health patterns and diseases present at birth Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) researchers have developed a method that can yield more information from archived newborn blood that has implications for a vast array of research, including population health studies and answering questions about diseases in infants and children. In a recent study published in Pathology International, VARI researchers detected approximately 9,000 activated genes...

2010-03-11 14:42:37

New model allows researchers to find differences in survival mechanisms for normal cells and cancer cells that could aid in developing treatments Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) researchers have developed a new method to better study the cells that line and protect the prostate in relation to the development of cancer. Using the model, they found that normal cells and cancer cells depend on different factors to survive, which could aid in discovering how to target cancer cells without...

2009-03-31 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that Craig Webb, Ph.D., director of the Program of Translational Medicine at Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Van Andel Institute, has joined the MetaMiner Oncology Partnership Program. The goal of the program is to develop a proprietary oncology pathway analysis platform built by experts in the field. This includes developing a series of blueprint pathway maps for cancers,...

2007-12-22 06:00:00

By Burnett-Wolle, Sarah Godbey, Geoffrey Continuity and activity theories are often used to study leisure behavior but have limitations that hinder their application to older adults. Two theories from Lifespan Development Psychology- selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC) and socioemotional selectivity-are increasingly used in interdisciplinary research on older adults and are likely to contribute to the study of leisure behavior. Selection, optimization, and compensation theory...