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Jeanane Charara, Michigan Science Center distance learning coordinator

This new program allows Michigan students to learn from science professionals—anywhere

ECHO, a new distance learning program created by the Michigan Science Center, uses video conferencing to connect classrooms with a museum educator who conducts interactive lessons in real time.


Good Medicine: Medical research collaboration booms

Grand Rapids' Medical Mile continues to live up to its name, as Spectrum Health, Van Andel Research Institute, and Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine collaborate on research. Marla R. Miller finds out why adding a "bench to bedside" research component is good medicine for patients.

Jeremy Moore, left,and John Hey, right.

Do Good: Mama's Boys run to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer

Jeremy Moore, 37, and John Hey, 43, met as participants in the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Grand Rapids Program and discovered both their mothers had died from pancreatic cancer. With this sad interest in common, Moore and Hey set out to see if any strides had been made in the protocol for treating pancreatic cancer.


A dash of mad science, courtesy of GR Current

Rapid Growth sits down with Jeff Royce and Felip Ballesteros of GR Current to get a handle on their creative, innovative and slightly wacky take on the traditional business incubator.

Lead Technician Emily Quinn connects Deborah Johnson Wood to the computer for biofeedback

Riding the Brain Train

How does one train the brain to outsmart ADHD, sleeping disorders, depression, and anxiety? And can one use the same approach to reach peak performance in athletics or business? One Grand Rapids doctor and his company have some intriguing answers.
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