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Research initiative at Van Andel Institute studies rare childhood disorder


Dr. Jeffrey MacKeigan

Photo: Van Andel Institute

David Moore
February 20, 2013 | WGVU  Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Institute (VAI)  is well known for its research into both  common and unusual medical conditions.
 
Among its newest projects is the study of a tumor-related disorder with the short name of TSC, which primarily strikes kids.
 
To get a better understanding of this rare condition, WGVU’s David Moore talked with VAI Dr. Jeffrey MacKeigan, Principal  Investigator for the Pathway of Hope initiative.

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Friday
Michigan made movie It Follows opening today to critical acclaim
  March 27, 2015  |  WGVU  Three new movies opening today, including It Follows, a critically acclaimed independent film made in Michigan.   

Thursday
Pianist Lisa Hilton releases music inspired by nature
  March 26, 2015  |  WGVU  Horizons is a new album by jazz pianist and composer Lisa Hilton. It features compositions inspired by nature, in melody and improvisation.   
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Monday
Dialectics is a new jazz album from Canadian drummer
  March 23, 2015  |  WGVU  Curtis Nowosad is an accomplished jazz drummer and composer. He's released a new album Dialectics with a stellar group of players, including U.S. saxophonist Jimmy Green. WGVU has a preview.   
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Friday
Three new movies opening today including Insurgent
  March 20, 2015  |  WGVU  Insurgent, The Gunman and Do You Believe? opening in western Michigan movie theaters. WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.   
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Thursday
Chicago jazz singer songwriter releases debut album This Side Of Morning
  March 19, 2015  |  WGVU  Keri Johnsrud is a young singer and songwriter from Chicago who has recorded her debut jazz CD of original songs, This Side Of Morning.   
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