ISB News

PopSci Future of: Preventive Medicine

This video from 2009 is a fun one of Dr. Leroy Hood's appearance on the Science Channel's "PopSci's Future of" show. It explains in simple terms why our researchers are looking for protein biomarkers, which offer the earliest signs of disease.

New York Times Story About Gates Foundation Office Design Resonates

This article by Larry Cheek in the March 18, 2012, New York Times describes the trend of creating open office spaces to encourage creativity, movement and collaboration. The idea is that people need different types of spaces to allow for the full potential of different kinds of work. A one-size-fits-all philosophy doesn't function in this day and age when technology and customer service – and healthcare and science where ISB is concerned…

Personalized Medicine: From Bench to Clinic

Our president, Dr. Leroy Hood, is featured in this Genome Technology article about the challenges of moving personalized medicine into the clinic. (The cover image features Dr. Eric Topol, who recently published a book called "The Creative Destruction of Medicine.")

Medicine 2.0: A Digital You

Dr. Eric Topol was a guest on KUOW/NPR this morning to discuss his new book "The Creative Destruction of Medicine" which talks about how the digital revolution can dramatically change healthcare and the practice of medicine. When we talk about P4 Medicine, we encourage people to understand – and embrace – the technology that's already available and the promise of a future when doctors will know exact data about your…

Quantified Health: For Control Freaks or Is It the Future?

We've all heard the advice that we have to be our own advocates when it comes to healthcare. Larry Smarr (and other "self-quanters") has taken that to the Nth degree by collecting as much biological data about his body and using the information to improve his health. This feature article in MIT's Technology Review is a great read about Smarr's experience as The Patient of the Future. Smarr will be…

Inspiring Future Scientists

Our president, Lee Hood, has always been committed to K-12 science education. When heard that a group of elementary school children were coming to ISB to take a tour, he made sure to take the time to speak to them.

Dr. Leroy Hood: ‘Biological Complexity Under Attack’

Dr. Leroy Hood wrote this piece about systems biology and big science for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. Read the article. "This is a truly remarkable time in the biological sciences. Biology now has the opportunity to effectively attack some of the most fundamental problems of society, including healthcare, agriculture, bio-energy, a sustainable environment, and nutrition. "These opportunities are a result of system strategies for probing biological complexity, emerging technologies…

Dr. Leroy Hood Receives Palmaz Award

Our president, Dr. Leroy Hood (center), received the BioMed SA's 6th Annual Julio Palmaz Award for Innovation in Healthcare and the Biosciences. To read about the award, visit this link.

Biomedical Pioneer: Dr. Leroy Hood

Dr. Leroy Hood, ISB's president and co-founder, was featured in this Q&A in Medgadget: "If you are involved in biomedical research you have almost certainly used a device or technique developed by Leroy Hood. The most notable among his innovations include the automated DNA sequencer and synthesizer as well as the automated protein sequencer and synthesizer. For his work on these four instruments – cornerstones of modern molecular biology –…