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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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A prescription for exercise: Scientists want to help you find the best workout for your brain

08.09.2022

Researchers are developing a fitness wearable to personalize exercise and lower the risks of dementia

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SciShots: Clusters of Alzheimer’s cells

08.05.2022

New data explores the cellular landscape of Alzheimer’s disease

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Where does Alzheimer’s begin?

07.29.2022

Pinpointing the cellular roots of Alzheimer's disease to find new targets for treatments and therapies.

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Cell by cell, scientists are building a high-resolution map of brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease

07.28.2022

A massive dataset of 1.2M brain cells shines a light on disease’s cellular roots

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SciShots: A sneak peek of a new Alzheimer’s disease project

03.11.2022

Researchers are in the early stages of investigating the brain cells most vulnerable to this devastating form of dementia

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A new technique developed by AHA-Allen Initiative-funded researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine is shining light on the blood vessels that supply the brain. Illustration by Valentina Galata.

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A map of all our brains’ blood vessel cells finds new clues to Alzheimer’s disease

02.14.2022

Scientists release the first cell-by-cell atlas of the human blood-brain barrier.

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Could treatments aimed at Alzheimer’s disease help combat COVID-19?

08.05.2020

A team of cardiology researchers had a creative idea for a new way to treat dementia. Now they think it could help coronavirus patients too.

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A new approach to Alzheimer’s disease research

08.05.2020

Most efforts to treat Alzheimer's disease simply haven't worked. That's why leading researchers in Seattle are teaming up with us to study early...

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Seattle researchers team up to build hi-res brain map of Alzheimer’s disease

06.25.2020

$40.5M NIH-funded project aims to pinpoint cells at the root of the progressive brain disease and home in on new therapeutic targets

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15 things you may not know about the Allen Institute

10.13.2018

In September 2003, the Allen Institute – at the time, the Allen Institute for Brain Science – launched with just four employees, three-year job...

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