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Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle Form Alliance to Learn More about Brain Diseases
Date:9/30/2008

als that offer patients early and timely access to

investigational drugs and treatments

-- Promising new therapies that use gene-sequencing technologies to

identify customized treatment options

-- A comprehensive brain tumor research laboratory that provides rapid

genetic analysis of brain tumors

Funding for the Center has been lead by a recent $2 million donation by the David and Sandra Sabey family, which was announced May 31, 2008 at Swedish's annual auction, Celebrate Swedish. A total of $3.3 million was then raised in support of the Center during the auction's 'Fund-A-Need' program. Earlier this summer, the Center then hosted a first-year event - the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk (http://www.braincancerwalk.org) - to increase awareness about the cause and raise money for the Center and its related work.

About the Institute for Systems Biology

The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is an internationally renowned, non-profit research institute headquartered in Seattle and dedicated to the study and application of systems biology. Founded by Leroy Hood, Alan Aderem and Ruedi Aebersold, ISB seeks to unravel the mysteries of human biology and identify strategies for predicting and preventing diseases such as cancer, diabetes and AIDS. ISB's systems approach integrates biology, computation and technological development, enabling scientists to analyze all elements in a biological system rather than one gene or protein at a time. Founded in 2000, the Institute has grown to 14 faculty and more than 230 staff members, an annual budget of more than $30 million, and an extensive network of academic and industrial partners. For more information about ISB, visit http://www.systemsbiology.org/


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