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The neurons that respond to novelty

February 26, 2020

When mice see unfamiliar images, certain neurons in the visual part of their brains kick into high gear. Scientists think these neurons could be involved in learning. 


A new discovery about ALS

February 13, 2020

Stem cell researcher Evangelos Kiskinis and his colleagues discovered a strange — literal — wrinkle in neurons from ALS patients. Allen Institute for Cell Science resources are helping them study these features in more detail. 


News from the Allen Institute: February 2020

February 13, 2020

Highlights include a Cell Shorts featuring a new discovery about ALS, a story following a neuron's journey to become data, lymphoma research by an Allen Distinguished Investigator, upcoming events, and more.


From brains to big data: How neuroscientists scale up research

February 12, 2020

A neuron’s months-long journey through the many sterile-gloved hands that make up a science pipeline

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Epilepsy treatment side effect: New insights about the brain

Associated Press

February 11, 2020

Live brain tissue donations by neurosurgery patients like Genette Hofmann are helping our scientists learn more about the brain.


News from the Allen Institute for Cell Science: February 2020

February 5, 2020

Highlights include: new cell lines available, a new tutorial for the Allen Cell Structure Segmenter, upcoming events, and more.


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

January 30, 2020

Highlights include upcoming events, new research by Allen Distinguished Investigator Christian Steidl, M.D., new Frontier Voices videos, and more.


Hodgkin lymphoma recruits and trains immune cells to help it thrive

January 14, 2020

Study also highlights possible new targets for treatment, how to better tailor cancer therapies for individual patients


A visual year in review: 13 highlights from the Allen Institute in 2019

December 18, 2019

A look back on the year’s major moments in neuroscience, cell biology, immunology and the frontiers of bioscience 


These visual neurons don’t work the way scientists thought, study finds

December 16, 2019

Less than 10% of neurons in the mouse visual system behave the way scientists thought most such cells work to perceive the outside world. What the other 90% are doing is far from clear.


News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: December 2019

December 11, 2019

Highlights include a new high-resolution map of how the brain is wired, a new Data Stories, mouse neurons unique to male or female brains, and more.


These small proteins reveal a new kind of brain diversity

December 5, 2019

Endorphins and other neuropeptides vary widely between brain cell types and point to new possible targets for psychiatric drugs, study finds


2019 Annual Report: Unlocking the mysteries of us

December 3, 2019

At the Allen Institute, we're bringing our unique approach to bear on human biology.


Data Stories | How bird brains help us understand our own

December 2, 2019

Erich Jarvis studies how vocal learning evolves. Allen Institute resources are helping him connect the dots from bird song to human speech. 


News from the Allen Institute: November 2019

November 22, 2019

What's new at the Allen Institute? Highlights include a melanoma survivor’s journey, an epilepsy patient who donated his brain tissue, a new cell biology method, and more.


News from the Allen Institute for Immunology: November 2019

November 13, 2019

Highlights include a patients journey with melanoma, a feature on Immunology director Peter Skene, a Q&A with the Allen Institute for Immunology's first employee, and more.


Peter Skene | Transforming outcomes for patients

November 13, 2019

See how Peter Skene, director of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Allen Institute for Immunology is working to transform outcomes for patients.


Out of Balance | Maria’s journey with melanoma

November 11, 2019

A fortuitous event led to an early diagnosis. Ten years later, her cancer journey is not over.


News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: November 2019

November 7, 2019

Highlights include newly awarded Allen Distinguished Investigators, a DREAM Challenge on developmental lineage, research on brain-intestine circadian signals, and more.

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