New Paper: Dr. Lee Hood’s P4 Medicine

Dr. Lee Hood gave a talk in Tel Aviv about P4 medicine. That talk subsequently became this paper, which was published in Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal. Read the paper: Systems Biology and P4 medicine: Past, Present and Future.

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Lee Hood BBC Interview

BBC Radio: Dr. Lee Hood on P4 Medicine

Dr. Lee Hood gave the keynote speech at the Future in Review conference on May 21. During the conference, Hood was presented with “CEO of the Year” award. In this BBC Business Daily segment, host Ed Butler talks to Hood about his P4 vision. Listen Now

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Dr. Lee Hood on Four Peaks TV

UW’s Four Peaks TV: Dr. Lee Hood Speaks About Innovation

Episode: Wellness and Science Pioneer From Four Peaks: May 24, 2013 Dr. Leroy Hood says we may not recognize our healthcare system a decade from now. Innovation will make it more predictive, personalized, preventative and participatory — his four Ps. And through Dr. Hood’s systems-based approach, we’ll be focused far more on “wellness” than on “care.” That’s just one reason why he was recognized by President Obama with one of the highest awards in the land: the National Medal of [...]

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From left: Kim Murray, Ulrike Kusebauch, Martin Shelton, Dick Kreisberg, and Jennifer Eklund describe their varied paths to ISB.

By Dana Riley Black, Director of ISB’s Center for Inquiry Science Healthcare continues to be listed as a “high-demand” field, meaning there continue to be significant and projected employment opportunities in the field.  A recent employment gap analysis by Washington State released on April 3 suggests a projected deficit of 472 healthcare jobs filled annually in the state (see: http://www.wtb.wa.gov/HighDemandFields.asp). As a result, many middle and high schools are turning to curricula that introduce students to careers in the healthcare [...]

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By Greg Zornetzer ISB News Team Oceans contain innumerable species of diatom microbes that are responsible for half of the Earth’s oxygen production, as well as CO2 removal, a critical exchange in the web of life. The current understanding of these single-celled organisms is limited. But researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and the University of Washington have made a discovery that offers new insight about the daily life cycle of the diatom, which may lead to a [...]

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Researchers Curated Existing Data to Create Lineage Map, Develop Open-Access Web Tool to Enable Further Studies By ISB News Team Scientists at Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), University of Luxembourg, and Tampere University of Technology have created a method that identifies the genetic toggle switches that determine a cell’s developmental fate. This research, published on April 21 in the journal Nature Methods, may lead to new discoveries in disease treatments and tissue-regeneration technologies. “In this elegant work, the authors propose [...]

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ISB New Board Members

ISB announced three new board of directors members this morning. The full press release is here. Douglas Howe: Howe is the president and founder of Touchstone Corporation, a Seattle-based commercial real estate company that focuses on the development of urban infill projects and leads the industry in designing and constructing high-performance, sustainable green buildings. More info Craig Mundie: Mundie is the senior advisor to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corp. He works on key strategic projects within the company, as [...]

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Christof Koch is the chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science.

What will the next decade hold for brain science? At ISB’s 12th Annual International Symposium: Systems Biology and the Brain, which took place on April 14-15, we began exploring this question. With the announcement in January about the European Commission awarding $1.29 billion to The Human Brain Project (based in Switzerland) and the news in February that the Obama administration would be announcing a $3 billion plan to support the BRAIN Initiative, brain research is a hot topic. The Symposium [...]

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GiveBIG Banner

Mark your calendars for May 15 to participate in the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG one-day charitable giving campaign. If you contribute a gift that day to ISB through this campaign, the Seattle Foundation will “stretch” your dollars – up to $25,000 per contributor per organization – with a prorated match. Here are the details: On May 15, between midnight to midnight, visit ISB’s profile page on the Seattle Foundation site and click on the “Donate Now” button. Golden Ticket: Throughout GiveBIG, [...]

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Dr. Lee Hood

America’s most productive biologist on philanthropy’s role in science Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., is one of America’s most successful and distinguished scientist-inventors. Four devices he created proved instrumental in decoding the human genome. He pioneered the important new field of systems biology, which studies complex biological linkages and uses technology and mathematics to map and explain interrelationships. He has been awarded seven of the highest prizes in experimental science, and a dozen and a half companies have been spun off [...]

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Educators from Northshore School District study microfluidics devices during a workshop with ISB's education team to discuss implementing Next Generation Science Standards.

By Dana Riley Black, ISB Director for Center for Inquiry Science April 11, 2013 — Earlier this week the new national Next Generation Science Standards were released. (Here’s a New York Times report regarding the release.) While states are not required to adopt these new standards, 26 states, including Washington State, are seriously considering adoption.  Similar to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, the Next Generation Science Standards are purposed with raising teaching and learning [...]

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ISB's Town Hall panel on "Demystifying the Brain."

  ISB held a panel discussion at Town Hall to discuss the complexity of the brain. It was a thought-provoking evening that attracted about 200 attendees. If you can’t see the embedded video, click on this link: Town Hall video Read Karlyn Beer’s column in Xconomy on why systems biology is necessary for tackling the complexity of the brain. RELATED: ISB’s International Symposium: Systems Biology and the Brain info

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Screengrab from pubcrawl.systemsbiology.net/ydc

Dr. Brady Bernard, Andrea Eakin, and Dr. Ilya Shmulevich, of The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), were awarded first prize and will split $70,000 for their winning entry researching more than 25 different types of cancers and thousands of patients to gain insight into the biological networks that are disrupted or altered within a given cancer type and to identify potentially potent approved drugs that could be repurposed for the given cancer. The winning solution combined unstructured data from medical [...]

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