ISB President Dr. Jim Heath talks with Nobel laureate and Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Platform at MD Anderson Cancer Center Dr. Jim Allison and Apricity Health CEO Dr. Lynda Chin. Drs. Heath, Allison and Chin discuss disparities in cancer care and ways to bring state-of-the-art care from big cities and major academic centers to rural and underserved areas.
GeekWire published a story spotlighting ISB’s COVID-19 research. Reporter Lisa Stiffler spoke with ISB President Dr. Jim Heath about the breakneck pace ISB and all of our collaborative partners are working at to tease out COVID’s biological secrets to advance the understanding and treatment of the novel coronavirus.
Merck is collaborating with ISB and its partners to analyze blood samples and nasal swabs from Swedish Medical Center patients with SARS-CoV-2. Blood samples will be examined using proteomic, metabolomic, transcriptomics and genetic techniques to evaluate the impact of infection on different organs, and to identify potential biomarkers to predict the risk of severe disease.
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