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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Allison Lee in Antarctica

Sui Huang, MD, PhD

  Dr. Lee Hood was among the featured speakers at Northeastern University’s Local Leaders Global Impact series, which took place on March 22, 2013. Seattle Channel taped the session.

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By Allison Lee, ISB Research Associate Just how much water is there to be had in the Ross Sea? There are approximately 265,000,000,000,000,000 liters*. Did that number go in one eye and out the other? It did for me. Let’s just say that’s a lot of water and scientists want to know about all of it—where it came from, where it’s going, the chemistry, the biology, temperature, salinity, floating particles, and so forth. There are two issues I’d like to [...]

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Dr. Lee Hood

Dr. Lee Hood, president of ISB, published an op-ed piece today on thehill.com’s Congress blog. His piece makes the case for P4 – personalized, predictive, preventive, participatory – medicine’s potential to shift medical care from disease-focused to wellness-focused, and thereby greatly reducing the cost of healthcare. You can read the post here. LEARN MORE ABOUT ISB’S P4 MEDICINE: The Puget Sound Business Journal featured P4 medicine in a special section on the “Health Care of the Future.” In this cover [...]

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[Editor’s Note: ISB and Seattle BioMed have a formal inter-institutional agreement that allows our scientists to share resources and core technologies. It also grows the reach of ISB’s signature cross-disciplinary and integrative collaboration, a necessary aspect of our systems approach. Here, Hannah Krakauer, Seattle BioMed’s Communications Specialist, reports on the Feb. 28 publication of a paper from the Aitchison Group (which has labs at both institutions) in the prestigious journal Cell. Read the paper.] By Hannah Krakauer Seattle BioMed Communications [...]

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This pancake ice is unreal! The brown water is all algae (phytoplankton), which is what I study. I look at the mucous (or microgels) that the algae produce. Scientists suspect that microgels make up about 10 percent of the carbon that exists as dissolved organic matter in the oceans. You also can see how the Katabatic winds (about 70 mph) lift the sea spray off the waves. (All photos by Rob Dunbar.)

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Today was a wildlife smorgasbord. We saw three Emperor penguins, a molting Adelie penguin (they don’t go swimming when they’re molting), snow petrels, and a pod of seven Orca whales. Fossils of penguins indicate they used to be six feet tall! (All photos are by Rob Dunbar.)

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There is just one more day to apply for ISB’s undergraduate summer internship. Don’t miss out on an opportunity that will rocket your resume out of the park! The application deadline is midnight tomorrow, March 8.

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This image shows algae from the layer of dirt at the bottom of the sea.

It’s not all about water. Studying the cycle of carbon in the sea is a huge undertaking. There are so many parts to look at all the way from the sea surface to the deepest depths. The Ross Sea ranges from about 500 to 1,200 meters deep. Scientists on board want a closer look at the sea’s bottom. We have cameras that are able to take photos of the sea floor. There are many creatures living down there and they [...]

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Human Metabolism

ISB associate professor Nathan Price and Vangelis Simeonidis, a visiting scholar from Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB is a major strategic partner with ISB), contributed to this paper – “A community-driven global reconstruction of human metabolism” – that was published today in Nature Biotechnology. An excerpt describing the collaborative project from a press release is below. An interactive map is forthcoming.   From Medicalxpress.com: “An international consortium of university researchers has produced the most comprehensive virtual reconstruction of human [...]

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Every day, we are gaining 15 minutes of darkness. This is a drastic, notable change from the 24 hours of daylight we experienced in February. March 21 marks the beginning of eternal darkness for those wintering at the South Pole.

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