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Institute for Systems Biology Receives $6 Million Gift from Anonymous California Donor

March 8, 2010

SEATTLE, WA , March 8, 2010 – The Institute for Systems Biology, an independent, non-profit biomolecular research institute, has received a $6 million gift from a California venture capitalist and philanthropist to support strategic organizational objectives.

The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is designating his gift over a period of five years to:

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The Future of Personalized Medicine

February 23, 2010

ISB President and Co-founder Lee Hood, MD, PhD, discusses the future and impact of personalized medicine in a video interview with Technology Review Magazine.

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Institute for Systems Biology Research Papers have Highest Scientific Impact in the United States according to International Report

January 6, 2010

SEATTLE, WA , January 6, 2010 – Institute for Systems Biology research papers have the highest scientific impact in the United States and the third highest in the world, according to a report evaluating research-centered organizations released in December by the SCImago Research Group, based in Spain.

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The Institute for Systems Biology Hosts International Peroxisome Research Meeting

December 17, 2009

SEATTLE, WA , December 17, 2009 – More than 70 leaders in peroxisome research from 14 nations around the globe gathered at the Institute for Systems Biology recently to share and discuss advances in the understanding of peroxisomes, which are cellular organelles responsible for the metabolism of fatty acids and ridding the cell of toxic materials. Required for life, malfunctioning peroxisomes cause devastating, and often fatal, neuronal and metabolic disorders in infants and children.

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Lee Hood and ISB on the Science Channel

November 13, 2009

View a four minute clip of the Lee Hood/ISB 12 minute segment on Popular Science's: The Future of Habitat, as it appeared on the The Science Channel.

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View Seattle Channel footage of ISB President Lee Hood and Accelerator Corporation CEO Carl Weissman at Town Hall

November 12, 2009

Hood and Weissman discuss the commercialization of technology during difficult economic times.

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Disease Detectives

November 12, 2009

ISB Co-founder and Executive Vice President Alan Aderem, PhD, and members of his lab were recently featured in a KCTS 9 Public Television show about Swine Flu and Bird Flu. To find out more about how ISB is helping to address the flu threat,

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ISB to Play Key Role in National Effort to Map Cancer Genome

November 10, 2009

SEATTLE, WA , Nov 10, 2009 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the Institute for Systems Biology, a non-profit biomolecular research institute based in Seattle, WA, nearly $8 million to help identify new drug targets and therapies for many of the most lethal cancers, in one of the most significant endeavors since the Human Genome Project: The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).

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