News

From Diagnosis to Treatment, Has Lung Cancer Begun To Turn The Corner?

October 21, 2013

By John Nosta, Forbes.com

Lung cancer.

Difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat.

Read the Article

Seattle firm’s diagnostic tool could prevent unneeded lung biopsies

October 17, 2013

By Valerie Bauman, Puget Sound Business Journal

A new study indicates that technology developed by Seattle-based biotech Integrated Diagnostics (Indi) will allow patients with benign lung nodules to avoid invasive surgery.

It’s a development the company says could save the health industry billions of dollars in unnecessary surgical biopsies.

Read the Article

LSAMP Students Get a Taste of Systems Biology

October 15, 2013

A group of freshmen participating in the UW Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program recently paid a special visit to the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle where they met scientists and learned about the field.

Among the goals of the LSAMP program is to expand opportunities for underrepresented minority students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

Read the Article

Washington State Fund Pumps $3.7M into Personalized Medicine, Protein Studies

September 18, 2013

September 17, 2013
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Washington State's Life Sciences Discovery Fund has awarded approximately $3.7 million to fund regional research projects that aim to develop and use genomic and protein-based technologies for use in personalized diagnostics and therapeutics.

Read the Article

Sabey named head of Institute for Systems Biology board

July 22, 2013

By Valerie Bauman, Puget Sound Business Journal

Read the Article

Luxembourg Partnership: 'An Unqualified Success'

June 21, 2013

LUXEMBOURG JOURNAL, June 12, 2013 – At the 17th-century Neumünster Abbey, the cultural heart of Luxembourg City, a small group of some of the world’s most cutting-edge scientists gathered on June 10-11, 2013, for a symposium to discuss the future of medicine and healthcare. The consensus was clear: Achieving the greatest advances requires “no-box” thinking, cross-disciplinary teamwork and, as ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood, likes to say, determined optimism.

Read the Article

Dr. Leroy Hood: Nonprofits Can Learn From Startups

June 8, 2013

GUEST MENTOR Dr. Leroy Hood co-founder and president, Institute for Systems BiologyIn the late 1970s, when I was a professor at Caltech, I pioneered four instruments for analyzing genes and proteins that revolutionized modern biology — and one of these, the automated DNA sequencer, enabled the human genome project.

Read the Article

Striking the Right Balance for Protein Extraction

May 31, 2013
Laura Lane, Biocompare, com

When it comes to protein extraction, it’s all about balance: You need a method strong enough to crack open the cell wall and/or membrane, yet gentle enough to protect the vulnerable protein molecules inside.

Read the Article

Pages