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Science in Sixty | Luke Campagnola
March 16, 2022
When Luke Campagnola isn't investigating the complexities of mammalian brain circuitry, he's spending time with family and practicing parkour.
Science in Sixty | Brian Lee
May 12, 2021
Learn about Brian Lee's career journey and research in our latest Science in Sixty.
Science in Sixty | Kathy Richmond
May 5, 2021
Kathryn Richmond, Senior Director of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, is looking for the best ideas out there to change how we think about biology and accelerate discovery.
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News at the Allen Institute
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Scientists capture detailed snapshots of mouse brain cells nibbling on neurons
November 28, 2022
3D structures of cells and connections reveal new role for an understudied brain cell
How do human neurons respond to psychedelics?
November 12, 2022
Neuroscientists send live human brain samples on a trip to glean insights into consciousness, therapy for depression and anxiety
SciShots: Illuminating a mysterious brain structure
November 11, 2022
Neuroscientists are shedding literal light on the mouse claustrum, a tiny part of the brain with an outsized number of connections
November 9, 2022
Circuit Neuroscience Basel and the Allen Institute are pleased to announce the Lake Conferences aiming to provide stimulating forums to broad research communities in key developing areas of neuroscience.
These brain cells named for stars contribute to Alzheimer’s
November 3, 2022
Mouse study reveals many new types of cells known as astrocytes and narrows their role in neurodegenerative disease
October 31, 2022
Quality control spies a spooky brain
Allen Institute names Chris Beaudoin as Chief Operations Officer
October 21, 2022
Beaudoin brings more than two decades of leadership experience in the healthcare field to the Institute
Allen Institute to become part of ShakeAlert® Earthquake early warning system along the west coast
October 20, 2022
Emergency alerts provide vital seconds for people to shelter in place or better secure their environment
SciShots: The Brain’s Cleanup Crew and Paramedics
October 14, 2022
The shape-shifting microglia play a vital role in maintaining brain health
Lab Notes | Cracking the code of addiction
October 13, 2022
Neuroscientists are working to crack the biology of reward and addiction.
News from the Allen Institute | October 2022
October 6, 2022
Highlights include the first major open Alzheimer's dataset release, an Open Science Week recap, our newly announced efforts to map the whole human brain, the latest Lab Notes podcast episode and more.
Mapping the whole human brain: Allen Institute to lead global collaboration
September 22, 2022
NIH BRAIN Initiative to fund primate brain atlases, maps of developing mouse brain, coordination and knowledge sharing, and brain function research
SciShots: The brain’s mysterious, multipurpose immune system
September 16, 2022
Microglial cells act as the brain’s waste disposal when healthy — can they be manipulated to protect against disease?
Opening up about open science
September 15, 2022
In five words, more or less, what does open science mean to you? We asked our talented teams at the Allen Institute.
Look in the labs | Electron Microscopy Suite
September 15, 2022
Mapping the brain is a gigantic undertaking. Look in the lab to see how our scientists are using electron microscopy to map intricate connections between brain cells at ultra-high resolution.
Look in the labs | Immunology
September 14, 2022
See how our Immunology scientists are working to develop a consistent, standardized, and comprehensive understanding of the human immune system
Look in the labs | Neural Dynamics
September 13, 2022
Scientists are 3D imaging whole mouse brains in high resolution to learn how different brain regions connect and communicate.
Look in the labs
September 12, 2022
Get a behind the scenes look at the specialized laboratories and talented teams who make our work possible here at the Allen Institute.
Look in the labs | Cell Science
September 12, 2022
What makes human cells healthy and what goes wrong in disease? Allen Institute for Cell Science researchers investigate to learn more.
23 interns, 4 coffee machines, 1 summer: Through the eyes of this year’s cohort of budding science professionals
August 26, 2022
Allen Institute welcomes interns on-site for the first time since 2019 — these are some of their stories
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