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How the gut keeps time — and keeps us healthy

September 18, 2019

New study identifies brain-intestine circadian signals that could underlie health problems related to night shift work and poor sleep

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Q&A with the Allen Institute for Immunology’s first employee

September 11, 2019

Director of Operations and Administration Ernie Coffey on why he made the leap from a career in biotech to help launch a new endeavor in immunology research

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Highest-Resolution Human Brain 'Parts List' To Date Lays Road Map to Better Treatments for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

August 21, 2019

Crucial differences discovered in human and mice brain cells could explain why many drugs that work in the lab don’t work in us

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How the gut keeps time — and keeps us healthy

September 18, 2019

New study identifies brain-intestine circadian signals that could underlie health problems related to night shift work and poor sleep

News

Q&A with the Allen Institute for Immunology’s first employee

September 11, 2019

Director of Operations and Administration Ernie Coffey on why he made the leap from a career in biotech to help launch a new endeavor in immunology research

In the News

Scientists routinely cure brain disorders in mice but not us. A new study helps explain why

STAT

August 21, 2019

Mouse and human neurons considered the same based on standard classification schemes can have tenfold or greater differences in expression of key genes.

In the News

Scientists start building a parts list for the brain

Scientific American

August 21, 2019

A new study provides an extraordinary close-up of the menagerie of neural cell types, yielding possible leads for neurological and psychiatric treatments

In the News

Subtle Differences In Brain Cells Hint at Why Many Drugs Help Mice But Not People

NPR

August 21, 2019

A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't always a good model for studying neurological disorders.

In the News

What can mice teach Allen Institute researchers about treating brain disorders in humans?

Seattle Times

August 21, 2019

The study created a detailed comparison between human and mouse brains, which are often used to research diseases and disorders.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: August 2019

August 8, 2019

Highlights include what it's like to donate your brain to science, a recent study of mouse neurons’ 3D shape and electrophysiology, and more.

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This is what it’s like to donate your brain to science

August 6, 2019

Casey Schorr underwent invasive surgery to quell the epileptic seizures that were taking over his life. Now, a small piece of his brain tissue is helping scientists better understand the human brain.

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

August 6, 2019

Highlights include a roundup of our recent Exploring Frontiers symposiums on modeling and morphogensis, a funding initiative for new cancer initiatives and more. 

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Virtual reality is helping neuroscientists better understand the brain

August 2, 2019

TeraVR lets researchers capture neurons’ 3D shapes in exquisite detail by immersing users into a virtual mouse brain

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Simulations of life — in health and disease

August 1, 2019

Computational models that shed light on how we age, how cancer drugs work (or don’t work), how bacteria evade antibiotics and more highlighted in Exploring Frontiers symposium

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Machine learning toolkit lets biologists navigate their way through a 3D cell

July 23, 2019

Allen Cell Structure Segmenter combines classical methods with artificial intelligence to automatically find the edges of cellular structures

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News from the Allen Institute for Immunology: July 2019

July 18, 2019

Highlights include features on our team and dedicated partners and some of the patients who inspire our work.

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These neurons are tied to one of multiple sclerosis’ most dramatic effects: Brain shrinkage

July 17, 2019

A new study identifies a type of brain cell that withers away in late stages of the disease

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Cell Shorts | Bringing cell science resources to the classroom

July 12, 2019

Biology textbook pictures of cells can be misinterpreted or misleading. These three biology teachers are using real pictures and data of human cells to help their students learn.

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News from the Allen Institute: June 2019

June 27, 2019

Introducing the new Allen Institute Newsletter, a roundup of research news and highlights from across our scientific divisions.

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Cell Shorts | Accelerating degenerative eye disease therapies

June 25, 2019

See how Kapil Bharti from the National Eye Institute is working to find new therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with the help of the Allen Cell Collection.

In the News

Would you donate part of your living brain to science? This man did.

The Seattle Times

June 24, 2019

Epilepsy patient Gary Williams donates part of his brain to science while he -- and his healthy tissue -- is still alive.

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