Van Andel http://michiganradio.org en New 'Downtown Market' opens tomorrow in Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/new-downtown-market-opens-tomorrow-grand-rapids <p>Vendors are preparing for a flood of people as the new Downtown Market opens up tomorrow in Grand Rapids.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Community leaders hope the giant new indoor market will become a year-round regional attraction.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The smell of fresh apple pie from the hot pink </span>Sweetie-licious<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bakery is the first thing you notice inside the new Downtown Market. It’s one of Linda Hunt’s national award-winning pies made with Michigan apples.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hunt’s small bakery in DeWitt makes more than homemade pies. They make </span>“snickerdoodles”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or “whoopee-pies,” and cupcakes among other things.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Pretty much everything here is awesome,” Hunt said.</span></p><p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 15:02:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 14214 at http://michiganradio.org New 'Downtown Market' opens tomorrow in Grand Rapids Van Andel Institute develops a new diagnostic test for cancer http://michiganradio.org/post/van-andel-institute-develops-new-diagnostic-test-cancer <p>The Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids has developed a new diagnostic test for cancer, based on the discovery of a gene that contributes to the illness.</p><p>George Vande Woude is the founding research director at the Van Andel Institute. He discovered what is called the MET gene in the 1980&#39;s. He says the MET gene is frequently activated in many cancers.</p><p>&quot;What is important in this discovery is the diagnostic tests can be performed to determine whether patients&#39; tumor is positive for the gene or not,&quot; he says.</p><p>The diagnostic test may be able to diagnose as many as 30 forms of cancer. Sat, 19 May 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7513 at http://michiganradio.org Van Andel Institute develops a new diagnostic test for cancer Cindy Van Andel, wife of Amway Chairman, dies at age 57 http://michiganradio.org/post/cindy-van-andel-wife-amway-chairman-dies-age-57 <p>Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel issued a brief statement Saturday night:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;I am saddened by the loss of my loving wife Cindy Van Andel. She passed away Friday evening after a brief illness. Cindy has been my friend, confidant and partner for almost 33 years of marriage. She was a warm and caring person who could light up an entire room just by her smile. Her heart went out to all she met and she will be greatly missed.&quot; Sun, 27 Nov 2011 02:41:46 +0000 Lindsey Smith 5144 at http://michiganradio.org Cindy Van Andel, wife of Amway Chairman, dies at age 57 Anti-malaria drug may help battle autoimmune diseases. http://michiganradio.org/post/anti-malaria-drug-may-help-battle-autoimmune-diseases <p>An <a href="http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/chloroquine-for-malaria">anti-malaria drug</a> may provide better treatment to those with autoimmune diseases like arthritis and multiple sclerosis, according to a study by the <a href="http://www.vai.org/">Van Andel Institute</a>.</p><p>The anti-malaria drug, chloroquine can be used to replace anti-inflammatory medications like steroids.</p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:17:55 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3512 at http://michiganradio.org Amway to settle lawsuit alleging unfair and illegal business practices http://michiganradio.org/post/amway-settle-lawsuit-alleging-unfair-and-illegal-business-practices <p><span class="article-content"><span><a href="http://amway.com">Amway </a>is one of the leading, if not the largest, direct selling companies in the world. Three people trying to sell the vitamins, cookware and beauty products the company distributes sued an Amway subsidiary in 2007. They claim the company then known as Quixtar misled them about start up costs and how much money they&#39;d make.<br /> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 20:57:20 +0000 Lindsey Smith 264 at http://michiganradio.org Amway to settle lawsuit alleging unfair and illegal business practices