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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.

More Mid-Day Features
Friday
The Hobbit: Battle Of 5 Armies rules the box-office
  December 19, 2014  |  WGVU  The Hobbit: Battle Of 5 Armies opened earlier in the week to big numbers at the box-office. Today four new movies screening, including the latest ANNIE, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, WILD and THE BABADOOK...WGVU breaks it all down with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema for the final movie talk of 2014   
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Wednesday
Invasive snail a fatal threat to Great Lakes waterfowl
  December 17, 2014  |  WGVU  The spread of a new invasive snail from Europe, the Faucet snail, is showing up along the Lake Michigan shoreline. How did it get here and how can scientists remove it?   
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Tuesday
Innovation Talk
  December 16, 2014  |  WGVU  Michigan continues its investment in innovation growth. How can entreprenuers receive funding?   
Christmas In New York and Get Christmas Started two new holiday albums
  December 16, 2014  |  WGVU  Two new CDs of Christmas music approach the genre from two different styles. Classical singer Renee Fleming returns to her jazz roots for Christmas In New York and soul singer Marilyn Scott presents an album of R&B Christmas songs in Get Christmas Started.   
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Friday
It's Christmas On Mack Ave. celebrates the holiday season
  December 12, 2014  |  WGVU  Christmas music is all around us during this holiday season. Christmas jazz is heard nightly on WGVU FM, including a new CD from the Detroit based Mack Avenue label...   
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Exodus: Gods And Kings opens in theaters along with two other films
  December 12, 2014  |  WGVU  Three movies opening today, including Exodus: God's & Kings, the Chris Rock comedy Top Five and The Houseman, directed by Tommy Lee Jones. WGVU breaks it all down with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.   
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Thursday
Jazz artist Greg Abate has a new CD out "Motif."
  December 11, 2014  |  WGVU  Virtuoso saxophone and flute musician Greg Abate has released a new CD on the Whaling City Sound label "Motif." It's standard Abate, with original tunes that swing with infectious melodies. WGVU has this feature interview.   
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