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First-ever BrainFest inspires young minds at Pacific Science Center

04.10.2024

Allen Institute and Pacific Science Center partnership kicks off with a cerebral celebration

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Unraveling the Complexity of the Mammalian Brain

04.03.2024

Scientists used advanced, single-cell genomics and spatial mapping technologies to reveal this complex and rich cellular landscape.

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Cytoskeleton in neurons differentiating from induced pluripotent stem cells

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Allen Institute joins the Weill Neurohub

03.06.2024

Newest member of the research network will bring large-scale data collection and cutting-edge analysis to help discover new therapies for disease.

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Cellular yoga: Stretching cells to see a hidden world

02.29.2024

Allen Distinguished Investigators aim to stretch cancer cells like Silly Putty to reveal their elusive nutrients. 

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How your immune system changes over time

01.24.2024

Study reveals a type of T cell that vanishes with age and time’s toll on ‘age-resistant’ immune cells

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How the brain learns to find its next reward: Warm, warmer, hot!

12.13.2023

Rewards don’t just reinforce a specific action—they quickly change the whole pattern of how we behave

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Scientists unveil first complete cellular map of adult mouse brain

12.13.2023

High-resolution atlas charts neural neighborhoods for more than 5,300 cell types

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Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology launched by Allen Institute, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the University of Washington will turn cells into recording devices to unlock secrets of disease

12.07.2023

First-of-its-kind research initiative will develop technologies to reveal how changes in cells and genes over time influence human health and...

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The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Awards $10.5 Million to new Allen Distinguished Investigators

11.21.2023

Research funding will support four projects focused on extracellular vesicles and three on sex hormones 

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neurons firing or not firing in response to the presence of a visual mask

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Delving into the science of a mystifying optical illusion: visual masking

11.13.2023

A new study sheds light on how our brains perceive — or fail to perceive — what we see

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