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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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’

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Lab Notes #1 | 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. 

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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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‘For most of us, the immune system does the impossible’: Q&A with an immunology expert

April 14, 2020

Immunologist Troy Torgerson shares insights on research in the time of coronavirus, why the immune system is so fascinating, and the largest mysteries of human health and disease

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Science Matters | Science that stands the test of time

April 9, 2020

Baljit Khakh from UCLA explains the importance of basic biology research and building a foundation for medical breakthroughs.

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Troy Torgerson | Transforming outcomes for patients

April 7, 2020

See how Troy Torgerson, Director of Experimental Immunology at the Allen Institute for Immunology, is leading cross-disciplinary teams to better understand the immune system.

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Data Stories | Understanding STING

April 2, 2020

See how researcher Kathryn McGuckin Wuertz is trying to understand the relationship between infectious diseases and neurological diseases.

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Science-ing from home

Nature

March 26, 2020

Our Ru Gunawardane joined researchers from around the globe to chat with Nature about keeping research moving and lab members motivated and mentally healthy.

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Random chance in early brain development sets adult fruit flies’ personalities

March 24, 2020

Brain wiring asymmetry established as animals grow influences their innate behavior, a new study finds

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An important message for our Allen Distinguished Investigators and Allen Discovery Centers

March 18, 2020

Thoughts and our continued support amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

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Scientists recreated part of the mouse brain on a computer — and showed it movies

March 18, 2020

The 230,000-cell simulation of part of the visual system can serve as a testbed for understanding general principles of the brain, its creators say

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