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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....

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...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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