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A prescription for exercise: Scientists want to help you find the best workout for your brain

August 9, 2022

Researchers are developing a fitness wearable to personalize exercise and lower the risks of dementia 


SciShots: Clusters of Alzheimer’s cells

August 5, 2022

New data explores the cellular landscape of Alzheimer’s disease


DNA’s molecular wrinkles: Why you might be older or younger than you think

August 3, 2022

‘Epigenetic clocks’ vary with disease and even by organ, but scientists are still trying to understand why 


Where does Alzheimer's begin?

July 29, 2022

Pinpointing the cellular roots of Alzheimer's disease to find new targets for treatments and therapies.


DNA Typewriter keeps a record of cells’ long histories

July 21, 2022

Molecular recording device could be used to trace cell-by-cell growth of an entire animal


News from the Allen Institute | July 2022

July 15, 2022

Highlights include: a podcast episode with Christof Koch on building consciousness meter, a patient's story with multiple myeloma, exploring why the brain so difficult to understand, and more!


SciShots: The 3D network inside a mouse’s brain

July 8, 2022

Scientists are piecing together the puzzle of the brain using light-sheet microscopy


SciShots: Brain tumors in high-res

June 30, 2022

Scientists are using tumor “spheroids” to study glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer


SciShots: Exploring cellular variability

June 10, 2022

Scientists are studying the wide range of “normal” within human cells 


Out of Balance | Sarah’s experience with multiple myeloma

June 8, 2022

Sarah Kaufmann-Fink was diagnosed with cancer as a college student. 17 years and one relapse later, she’s pushing for more research.  


Science in Sixty | Greg Szeto

June 7, 2022

Greg Szeto has a passion for immunology, virology, bioengineering, computer science...and photographing live music! Check out our latest Science In Sixty feature.


A new open-access portal for human immunology data and tools

June 1, 2022

The Human Immune System Explorer offers an inside view into ongoing research on human health and disease


SciShots: Glowing muscles of the comb jelly

May 27, 2022

Biologists are studying the neurons and muscle cells of the ctenophore, a type of sea jelly that is the sister group to all other animals 


Lab Notes | Building a consciousness meter with Christof Koch

May 26, 2022

Neuroscientist Christof Koch is leading an effort to build a consciousness meter that could have real-world applications to determine whether coma patients are in a true vegetative state. 


Science in Sixty | Irina Mueller

May 23, 2022

A recipe for success — Scientific Program Manager, Irina Mueller, supports interdisciplinary teams working together to understand the human cell.


SciShots: A quartet of brain cells

May 20, 2022

Scientists are sifting through the hundreds of thousands of brain cells present in a cubic millimeter of mouse brain


New research to understand how the brain handles optical illusions and makes predictions

May 9, 2022

3 new projects launch on OpenScope, a shared neuroscience observatory


SciShots: The labyrinthian protein factory of the cell

May 6, 2022

Graphics software for microscope imagery lights up the endoplasmic reticulum 


News from the Allen Institute: April 2022

April 28, 2022

Highlights include: a new Lab Notes podcast on why we don't understand the brain, new research about how neurons connect, day-in-the-life features of our neuroscience labs and more. 

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