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Axios: Scientists get a new tool to study a common genetic heart condition

06.09.2024

Disease-specific cells developed by the Allen Institute for Cell Science offer a new window into the world's most common genetic heart condition.

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Fierce Biotech: Allen Institute’s cell lines could lead to new drugs for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

06.05.2024

(Photo credit: Fierce Biotech) By helping scientists make generalizations about the disease by unearthing the common denominator between mutations,...

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Allen Institute for Cell Science launches first disease-specific cell line collections

06.04.2024

New tools will advance study—and hopefully treatment—of common genetic heart conditions.

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Allen Institute for Cell Science releases first disease cell line collection to accelerate discovery

06.04.2024

Developing a “disease in a dish” to help treat disease in the body.

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Lab Notes | Cells in Space!

05.30.2024

Reaching new heights, stem cells from the Allen Institute for Cell Science were flown into space for the first time ever. 

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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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KOMO: Human-induced stem cells from Seattle now in space

06.05.2023

The stem-cell study is part of a series of NASA-funded experiments led by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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FOX13: Stem cells from Seattle’s Allen Institute to be studied on private mission to space

06.05.2023

The groundbreaking experiment is part of a private mission to the International Space Station.

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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: 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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Look in the labs | Cell Science

09.12.2022

Cells are the building blocks of life.

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23 interns, 4 coffee machines, 1 summer: Through the eyes of this year’s cohort of budding science professionals

08.26.2022

Allen Institute welcomes interns on-site for the first time since 2019 — these are some of their stories

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SciShots: Brain tumors in high-res

06.30.2022

Scientists are using tumor “spheroids” to study glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer

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SciShots: Exploring cellular variability

06.10.2022

Scientists are studying the wide range of “normal” within human cells

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Science in Sixty | Irina Mueller

05.23.2022

A recipe for success — Scientific Program Manager, Irina Mueller, supports interdisciplinary teams working together to understand the human cell.

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SciShots: The labyrinthian protein factory of the cell

05.06.2022

Graphics software for microscope imagery lights up the endoplasmic reticulum

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SciShots: Gentle imaging for delicate cells

04.15.2022

Examining fine cellular details for longer time periods

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SciShots: Modeling for the masses

04.08.2022

New tool helps scientists see how E. coli finds its center

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Online simulations offer scientists new views inside cells

04.04.2022

Simularium Viewer provides interactive visual outputs of computational, biological models

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SciShots: Rare kraken cell line released

04.01.2022

Illuminating structures in Magnumlolligo glacies cells with unprecedented detail

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