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Allen Institute discoveries, innovations, and open-source resources are transforming the scientific landscape and making progress possible. Read on for the latest news and highlights.
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Database of 200,000 cell images yields new mathematical framework to understand our cellular building blocks
Technique built off rabies virus lets scientists trace backward flow of neural activity in the mouse brain
Highlights include our 2022 annual report, our latest Lab Notes podcast, newly announced Allen Distinguished Investigators, and more.
Allen Institute researchers are tackling the next frontiers of science
$10M in research funding will support cutting-edge projects in protein lifespan and nutrient sensing
Today the Allen Institute named Helen Protheroe as Executive Director, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy, and Arden Yang as Vice President,...
Six early-career neuroscientists will help guide research into the complexities of the mammalian brain
3D structures of cells and connections reveal new role for an understudied brain cell
Neuroscientists send live human brain samples on a trip to glean insights into consciousness, therapy for depression and anxiety
Neuroscientists are shedding literal light on the mouse claustrum, a tiny part of the brain with an outsized number of connections
In circuit neuroscience
Mouse study reveals many new types of cells known as astrocytes and narrows their role in neurodegenerative disease
Quality control spies a spooky brain
The Allen Institute has announced that Chris Beaudoin will join as its next Chief Operations Officer in mid-November. Beaudoin brings more than two...
Emergency alerts provide vital seconds for people to shelter in place or better secure their environment
The shape-shifting microglia play a vital role in maintaining brain health
Reward is essential for life.
Highlights include the first major open Alzheimer's dataset release, an Open Science Week recap, our newly announced efforts to map the whole human...
NIH BRAIN Initiative to fund primate brain atlases, maps of developing mouse brain, coordination and knowledge sharing, and brain function research
Microglial cells act as the brain’s waste disposal when healthy — can they be manipulated to protect against disease?
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