The History of the Tree of Life

The following excerpts (figures and tables not included) are from a series of prompts for a hands-on activity in which middle or high school students investigate the history of the tree of life. For centuries, philosophers and scientists have organized all life into various taxonomies and groups in order to better understand the relationships between […]

Matters of the Head and Heart

ISB Researchers Find Molecular Link Between Simulated Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Physical Heart Damage In a study published online on Feb. 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS), researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology and the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research present molecular evidence that exposure condition similar […]

Lighting up a new way to treat pediatric brain cancer

Dr. Jim Olson, a physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and research scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, likes to share stories of the patients and people in his life who provide a motivation for his research on brain tumor treatments. At a recent Town Hall presentation, Olson shared a recent experience about his […]

New team member provides opportunities for NEURON growth

Most of us can remember at least one teacher who could make even the most tedious subjects fun and exciting. For Sahid Rosado Lausell, one of the best teachers she ever had was her high school math teacher. “He was a really cool guy who was in a band, had tattoos, and dyed his hair,” […]

Seasonal patterns in stream and lake nutrients as influenced by salmon and alder

Habitat loss and overfishing threaten the sustainability of salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) populations, an important source of food and economic stability for many people around the world. Like most high-latitude freshwater ecosystems, lakes and streams that sustain salmon habitats are usually nutrient-limited, often exhibiting low nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) concentrations. These systems are dependent upon, and […]