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SciShots: A heart on a chip

02.14.2024

Heart cells hit a tiny “gym” to help scientists screen for toxic cancer drugs

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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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Annual Report

20 Years of Impact | 2023 Annual Report

01.18.2024

20 years ago, the Allen Institute began with an idea to do science differently, to take on some of the biggest, hardest problems in biology through...

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20 Years of Allen Impact

01.04.2024

Celebrating 20 years of Allen Imapact

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Scientific American: First Atlas of Every Mouse Brain Cell Could Improve Neuro Disease Treatments

12.15.2023

Neuroscientists have unveiled their most comprehensive and detailed map of cell types across the entire mouse brain, delivering the latest results of...

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Quanta Magazine: New Cell Atlases Reveal Untold Variety in the Brain and Beyond

12.15.2023

(Photo credit: Peter Greenwood for Quanta Magazine.) Recent efforts to map every cell in the human body have researchers floored by unfathomable...

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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 Times: Research that brings AI into human cells will soon expand in Seattle

12.10.2023

The Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology, set to open in January, is a result of collaboration between the Allen Institute, the Chan Zuckerberg...

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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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NPR: Pain, fatigue, fuzzy thinking: How long COVID disrupts the brain

11.16.2023

Torgerson of the Allen Institute was part of a team that studied blood samples from 55 people who had symptoms at least 60 days after a COVID...

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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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Yahoo News: Allen Frontiers Group awards $10M to set up research center for neuroimmunology

11.10.2023

The neuroimmunology research center will be led by Brian Kim of Mount Sinai and David Artis of Weill Cornell Medicine. They’ll bring together a...

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The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Announces Allen Discovery Center for Neuroimmune interactions at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

11.09.2023

Multidisciplinary research center to define, map, and understand the health consequences of interactions between the nervous system and the immune...

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Society for Neuroscience to honor Michael Stryker, Allen Institute board member, with 2023 Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience

11.01.2023

The award, which recognizes outstanding career and research achievements, is the highest honor bestowed by the Society for Neuroscience.

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Cancer Research Institute awards Ananda Goldrath, Ph.d., with the 2023 Frederick W. Alt Award

10.30.2023

The annual honor recognizes outstanding success in academia or industry for research that has had a major impact in the field of immunology.

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KOMO News: Allen Institute awarded 3 grants to map brains in ‘incredible detail’

10.18.2023

The Allen Institute of Brain Science launched three new projects to study the brain at a higher caliber in the hopes of helping human health.

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