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The Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle is the home of systems biology. Dr. Nathan Price shares his explanation of systems biology and why the systems approach is necessary and inevitable. Systems biology is a holistic approach that involves biology, technology and computation.

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  • Priyanka Baloni

    Bile Acids Provide More Evidence of the Gut Microbiome’s Effect on Alzheimer’s Disease

    ISB researchers and their collaborators are looking beyond the one-drug, one-solution approach that has thus far failed in Alzheimer’s disease research. Instead, they are focusing on other promising research avenues, such as the possible role of the gut microbiome in dementia.

  • Overall composition of gut microbiome in participants

    Variations in the Microbiome Associated with Health, Disease

    ISB researchers examined the associations between the gut microbiomes of about 3,400 people and roughly 150 host characteristics. The team looked at diet, medication use, clinical blood markers, and other lifestyle and clinical factors, and found evidence that variations of the gut microbiome are associated with health and disease.

  • Andrew Magis

    ISB Researchers Identify Signals of Metastatic Cancer Years Prior to Diagnosis

    By analyzing blood plasma samples taken at several time points, ISB researchers have identified specific proteins that persistently presented as outliers and signaled metastatic cancer well before patients were diagnosed. The findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports.