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$10M in research funding will support cutting-edge projects in protein lifespan and nutrient sensing
Mouse study reveals many new types of cells known as astrocytes and narrows their role in neurodegenerative disease
Researchers are developing a fitness wearable to personalize exercise and lower the risks of dementia
‘Epigenetic clocks’ vary with disease and even by organ, but scientists are still trying to understand why
Molecular recording device could be used to trace cell-by-cell growth of an entire animal
Biologists are studying the neurons and muscle cells of the ctenophore, a type of sea jelly that is the sister group to all other animals
A delicate molecular dance maintains the blood-brain barrier, protecting the brain while allowing transport of necessary resources
Scientists release the first cell-by-cell atlas of the human blood-brain barrier.
Synthetic biology is helping scientists understand development
$15.5M in research funding will support cutting-edge projects in mammalian synthetic biology, the neuroscience of under-studied animals, and tiny...
Organoids are miniature versions of organs grown in the lab from stem cells — in many cases, from human stem cells.
Two Allen Discovery Centers enter their next phase of discovery, poised to address large questions about biology
Highlights include: $20M in funding to support frontier science, how sped-up evolution may have molded the human brain, upcoming events and more.
Quickly evolving stretches of DNA unique to humans are important for brain development, a new study finds
Highlights include a new study by the Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution, a Science in Sixty video featuring Kathryn Richmond, and more.
New study traces developmental history of the human body using small differences in DNA between each of our cells
Molecular clock links immunity, cancer suppression to bats’ extraordinarily long lives; new method could also help conservation efforts
New open calls for ADI awards, Immunometabolism ADIs announced, and more
Awards announced today by The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group will fund research in health, disease, and technology development all centered on the...
‘Queens’ of the rodent colonies age even more slowly than the extremely long-lived naked mole rat
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