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Could treatments aimed at Alzheimer’s disease help combat COVID-19?

August 5, 2020

A team of cardiology researchers had a creative idea for a new way to treat dementia. Now they think it could help coronavirus patients too. 


Lab Notes | Taming the beast

August 5, 2020

When the first U.S. COVID-19 cases began arriving at the hospital, doctors nicknamed the illness "The Beast". Dr. Ryan Padgett treated several patients before he himself became infected and nearly died. How can this beast be tamed?


Team science in the era of remote work

July 14, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic dictates physical distance and many scientists are working from home, how can teams pivot to pull off coordinated research efforts?


Old age changes the way blood accesses the brain

July 7, 2020

A new study in mice shows that contrary to longstanding dogma, blood proteins easily cross into the brain, but transport machinery breaks down with age


News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: July 2020

July 1, 2020

Highlights include a new center for Alzheimer's disease research, new open science data and tools, a new 3D map of the whole mouse brain and more.


Cell Shorts | Lab-grown human skin holds promise for skin grafts

June 4, 2020

Researchers have succeeded in growing the most lifelike human skin in the lab to date. Allen Institute for Cell Science cell lines formed the basis for the human skin organoids.


News from the Allen Institute for Cell Science: June 2020

June 2, 2020

Highlights include a new discovery about ALS, two new cell lines, upcoming webinars and education resources and more.


News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: May 2020

May 20, 2020

Highlights include an important message for our research community, a face mask that detects coronavirus, our new video series #ScienceMatters, and more.


News from the Allen Institute: May 2020

May 14, 2020

Highlights include open resources available to support the bioscience community, a face masks that detects coronavirus, our latest #ScienceMatters video series, a video game to accelerate neuroscience research and more. 


Science Matters | Understanding the brain better

May 13, 2020

Allen Distinguished Investigator Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir describes how the tools that are available now are helping to support neuroscience, immunology and psychiatric disease research better than ever before.


A new high-resolution, 3D map of the whole mouse brain

May 7, 2020

The reference atlas, years in the making, offers common ground to put neuroscience findings in context


Science Matters | Redefining the immune system

April 29, 2020

Tom Bumol, Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Allen Institute for Immunology, describes his team's efforts to better understand the human immune system in health and disease.


Gamers square off against scientists in online neuron-tracing game

April 29, 2020

Work-and-game-at-home challenge pits Allen Institute researchers — well-versed in neuroscience but new to the online game — against veteran players of ‘Mozak’


Lab Notes | A wearable diagnostic for COVID-19

April 23, 2020

Bioengineer James Collins, Ph.D., discusses his plans to develop wearable diagnostic testing for Covid-19, the new coronavirus. 


Scientists are working on a face mask that detects coronavirus

April 23, 2020

Q&A with James Collins, Ph.D., a bioengineer who is developing a diagnostic face mask that signals if the wearer is infected with COVID-19


News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: April 2020

April 22, 2020

Our buildin may be closed, but we are still open for science. Highlights include new phases for our neuroscience research, a new Data Stories, clues about a rare human brain cell and more.


Science Matters | Investing in science, investing in the future

April 22, 2020

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce talks about the importance of investing in science. 


Science Matters | Basic science is not basic

April 15, 2020

Allen Distinguished Investigator Clodagh O'Shea from the Salk Institute explains why basic science matters.

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