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.

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NanoString Technologies Maneuvers In Line for $86M IPO

May 21, 2013

From NanoString Technologies just started selling its first diagnostic test after 10 years in business, and now it’s getting ready for another milestone—an initial public offering.

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Dr. Lee Hood Inspires Science & Tech High Schoolers

April 23, 2013

From the Spokesman-Review, April 23, 2013:

Renowned scientist Dr. Leroy Hood spoke casually with North Central High School students about mitochondrial DNA and planning for a future in science as he toured the school’s Institute of Science and Technology where students are immersed in molecular biology.

“A lot of this science didn’t exist when I was a kid,” said Hood, 81. “I’ve spent most of my career working with kids. It’s nice to connect.”

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Microsoft’s Craig Mundie joins board of Institute for Systems Biology

April 16, 2013

By John Cook,

We’re getting a better idea of how longtime Microsoft executive Craig Mundie is going to spend some of his time after he retires from the software giant next year.
Mundie, the former chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft who now serves as an advisor to Steve Ballmer, was just named to the board of the Institute for Systems Biology.

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Healthcare Supercomputer Apps Win Big

April 5, 2013

The classic phrase, “An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away” could soon be abbreviated to “An App A Day Keeps The Doctor Away.”   

The top three winners in a $100,000 graph analytics contest held by YarcData (a unit of the supercomputing firm, Clay) all showcased work that seeks to advance medical science.

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Supercomputer Apps Tackle Cancer, Autism, Heart Attacks

April 4, 2013

By Neil Versel, InformationWeek
April 04, 2013

Healthcare and life sciences applications took the top three spots in a $100,000 contest from YarcData, a unit of supercomputing pioneer Cray, to showcase the power of graph analytics.

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Medical Science May Be the Answer to Budget Woes

March 28, 2013

“Sequestration” has forced the National Institutes of Health – the leading funder of biomedical research – to halt or cut funding to thousands of potentially groundbreaking research projects. On the 10th Anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, we can’t let the ongoing tug-of-war in Congress over spending priorities threaten the revolutionary work that is taking place in medical science. Quite the opposite, recent advances in science and medicine have the potential to reduce healthcare’s drain on the federal budget and spur economic growth.

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Nature Biotechnology Publication: A 'Google Map' of Human Metabolism

March 3, 2013

ISB associate professor Nathan Price and Evangelos 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”

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ISB, AB Sciex Partner on Mass Spec Workflow

February 6, 2013

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Institute for Systems Biology and AB Sciex today announced a partnership aimed at the development of a new mass spectrometry workflow.

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