In memory of our Founder, Paul G. Allen

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Paul G. Allen, 1953-2018

“Paul’s vision and insight have been an inspiration to me and to many others both here at the Institute that bears his name, and in the myriad of other areas that made up the fantastic universe of his interests. He will be sorely missed. We honor his legacy today, and every day into the long future of the Allen Institute, by carrying out our mission of tackling the hard problems in bioscience and making a significant difference in our respective fields.”

Allan Jones
President and CEO, Allen Institute

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How immune cells detect different threat levels from salmonella

March 20, 2019

Detailed findings of how immune cells detect subtle changes in infection could point to targets for better antibiotics

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5 unsolved mysteries about the brain

March 14, 2019

Can we understand our own brains? We have a long way to go, neuroscientists say.

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Scientists are creating virtual simulations of the brain to better understand the real thing

March 11, 2019

The Allen Institute for Brain Science’s experiments generate massive amounts of data. How to make sense of it all? Computational models can help.

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An ancient pathway that relays visual information in the mammalian brain

March 7, 2019

Researchers found that a mysterious part of the brain known as the pulvinar responds to small moving objects, possibly allowing instinctive reactions like capturing prey

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Two-time cancer survivor Tom Bumol on life after lymphoma

February 26, 2019

What happens when an immunologist gets a life-threatening, immune-related disease? In Bumol’s case, he doubles down on his research.

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2 million-cell experiment traces how a mammal grows, cell by single cell

February 20, 2019

Largest single-cell database of its kind sheds light on early mouse development, lays groundwork for understanding developmental diseases