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The big picture: Biodesign's bright future

October 9, 2013 | Blog

We focus this installment of our blog with a Biodesign Institute update from our executive director, Dr. Ray DuBois, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. DuBois is a world-renowned physician-scientist who has devoted his career to understanding the linkages between inflammation and cancer, particularly colon cancer. He assumed his new role in December of 2012, coming by way of Houston as provost of the prestigious M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. As our “new kid on the block,” DuBois has immersed himself in...

Being nature inspired

October 9, 2013 | Blog

Welcome to our blog! For this initial entry, I thought it might be fun to tackle the essence of our science because one of the questions we get asked the most by the community and visitors is: What exactly is Biodesign? Scientists have long looked at nature for inspiration, attracted by its mystery, its beauty, and its grand design. Almost 170 years ago, Charles Darwin set sail on the Beagle, a voyage of discovery that would transform not only science, but man’s worldview of life on Earth....