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The interior design of our cells

01.04.2023

Database of 200,000 cell images yields new mathematical framework to understand our cellular building blocks

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SciShots: Who talks to the visual part of the brain?

12.22.2022

Technique built off rabies virus lets scientists trace backward flow of neural activity in the mouse brain

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News from the Allen Institute | December 2022

12.21.2022

Highlights include our 2022 annual report, our latest Lab Notes podcast, newly announced Allen Distinguished Investigators, and more.

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From Understanding to Impact | 2022 Annual Report

12.16.2022

Allen Institute researchers are tackling the next frontiers of science

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The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Announces 16 New Allen Distinguished Investigators

12.15.2022

$10M in research funding will support cutting-edge projects in protein lifespan and nutrient sensing

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Allen Institute names Executive Director, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy, and Innovation VP

12.12.2022

Today the Allen Institute named Helen Protheroe as Executive Director, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy, and Arden Yang as Vice President,...

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Allen Institute Announces 2022 Next Generation Leaders

12.08.2022

Six early-career neuroscientists will help guide research into the complexities of the mammalian brain

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Scientists capture detailed snapshots of mouse brain cells nibbling on neurons

11.28.2022

3D structures of cells and connections reveal new role for an understudied brain cell

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A researcher at the Allen Institute for Brain Science prepares a piece of live human brain tissue. Photo by Erik Dinnel / Allen Institute

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How do human neurons respond to psychedelics?

11.12.2022

Neuroscientists send live human brain samples on a trip to glean insights into consciousness, therapy for depression and anxiety

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SciShots: Illuminating a mysterious brain structure

11.11.2022

Neuroscientists are shedding literal light on the mouse claustrum, a tiny part of the brain with an outsized number of connections

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Lake Conferences

11.09.2022

In circuit neuroscience

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These brain cells named for stars contribute to Alzheimer’s

11.03.2022

Mouse study reveals many new types of cells known as astrocytes and narrows their role in neurodegenerative disease

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SciShots: Brain-o-lantern

10.31.2022

Quality control spies a spooky brain

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Allen Institute names Chris Beaudoin as Chief Operations Officer

10.21.2022

The Allen Institute has announced that Chris Beaudoin will join as its next Chief Operations Officer in mid-November. Beaudoin brings more than two...

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Allen Institute to become part of ShakeAlert® Earthquake early warning system along the west coast

10.20.2022

Emergency alerts provide vital seconds for people to shelter in place or better secure their environment

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SciShots: The Brain’s Cleanup Crew and Paramedics

10.14.2022

The shape-shifting microglia play a vital role in maintaining brain health

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Lab Notes | Cracking the code of addiction

10.13.2022

Reward is essential for life.

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News from the Allen Institute | October 2022

10.06.2022

Highlights include the first major open Alzheimer's dataset release, an Open Science Week recap, our newly announced efforts to map the whole human...

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Human brain cell type diversity in the primary motor cortex, the region of the brain that controls movement. These data were generated using a technique known as single-cell transcriptomics to capture the full suite of genes switched on in each brain cell.

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Mapping the whole human brain: Allen Institute to lead global collaboration

09.22.2022

NIH BRAIN Initiative to fund primate brain atlases, maps of developing mouse brain, coordination and knowledge sharing, and brain function research

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SciShots: The brain’s mysterious, multipurpose immune system

09.16.2022

Microglial cells act as the brain’s waste disposal when healthy — can they be manipulated to protect against disease?

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