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Open Science Week | Michael Stryker, Ph.D.

September 18, 2020

Our Board member Michael Stryker explains why we have always been committed to open science — freely sharing our data, tools, and resources to accelerate research. 


Open Science Week | Denise Cai, Ph.D.

September 17, 2020

Next Generation Leader Denise Cai, Ph.D, explains how the open science movement is enabling quicker breakthroughs, technological advancements, and scientific discoveries.


News from the Allen Institute: September 2020

September 17, 2020

Highlights include, the inaugural Open Science Week, a new study aimed toward answering a pressing Covid-19 question, a new Lab Notes podcast, and more.


Open datasets can support virtual science education

September 15, 2020

Science teachers are turning to the Allen Institute’s online resources to build virtual experiments and prepare students for real-world research. 


Open Science Week | Neville Sanjana, Ph.D.

September 15, 2020

Equal access to scientific resources is enabled by open science. Next Generation Leader Neville Sanjana, Ph.D., describes how this is especially beneficial to early-career scientists who bring valuable fresh perspectives to the field.


Open Science Week | Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.

September 15, 2020

Saving scientists valuable time and resources — our commitment to open science is filling an important niche in the cell biology community explains Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, a member of our Allen Institute for Cell Science's Scientific Advisory Board.


Open Science Week | David J. Anderson, Ph.D.

September 14, 2020

We have been doing open science since day one. Neuroscientist and Allen Institute advisor David Anderson, Ph.D., describes our early days and vision for open science.


News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: September 2020

September 10, 2020

Highlights include a Q&A with our Hongkui Zeng, team science in the era of remote work, a new approach to Alzheimer's disease research and more.


The future of brain cell types research: A Q&A with Hongkui Zeng

September 3, 2020

New efforts to understand the human brain, the ‘why’ behind brain cell types, and how technology drives neuroscience


News from the Allen Institute for Cell Science: September 2020

September 1, 2020

Highlights include: a new Cell Shorts, open software for converting microscopy image formats, announcing a new ‘Cell Science Junior Fellows Program,' and more.


New image-reading software to level the microscopy image playfield

August 26, 2020

Open-source AICSImageIO library, developed for cell biologists, faithfully converts proprietary microscope image files into an open format


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

August 20, 2020

Highlights include: Testing treatments aimed at Alzheimer's for Covid-19 patients, how funding basic neuroscience research can support Covid-19 research, a new study by AHA-Allen Initiative awardee Tony Wyss-Coray, and more.


News from the Allen Institute for Immunology: August 2020

August 18, 2020

Highlights include a new study to answer pressing Covid-19 questions, 5 cools things your immune system can do, how we are transforming outcomes for patients, and more.


New ‘Cell Science Junior Fellows Program’ launches

August 18, 2020

Three researchers from UCSF, UCSD and Caltech join the inaugural group of early-career advisors for the Allen Institute for Cell Science


Science is...

August 18, 2020

Science is everywhere. Science is all of us. See what science is to our Allen Institute team.


New study aims to answer pressing COVID-19 question: Why do some die while others don’t even know they are sick?

August 13, 2020

Seattle-area research organizations team up for a deep dive into patients’ immune responses to the novel coronavirus; results could contribute to vaccine development and new treatments


5 cool things your immune system can do

August 11, 2020

Hack evolution, keep lifelong exposure records and more — immunologists share some of the far-out cellular feats happening in your body on a regular basis


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?

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