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SciShots: How the brain plugs leaks

April 22, 2022

A delicate molecular dance maintains the blood-brain barrier, protecting the brain while allowing transport of necessary resources

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

February 14, 2022

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

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SciShots: A cell’s fate

February 11, 2022

Synthetic biology is helping scientists understand development

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SciShots: How the brain plugs leaks

April 22, 2022

A delicate molecular dance maintains the blood-brain barrier, protecting the brain while allowing transport of necessary resources

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

February 14, 2022

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

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SciShots: A cell’s fate

February 11, 2022

Synthetic biology is helping scientists understand development

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Open call for Allen Distinguished Investigator award proposals

February 1, 2022

We are seeking letters of intent for frontier science funding to support technology development in Protein Lifespan and Nutrient Sensing. Up to eight awards will be made for up to $10M total funding. Submit by March 1.

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SciShots: Mini-brains

January 14, 2022

Lab-grown mini-organs are helping scientists understand how our own brains evolved

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Naked mole rats don’t show signs of old age, but their DNA says otherwise

December 23, 2021

‘Queens’ of the rodent colonies age even more slowly than the extremely long-lived naked mole rat  

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$20M awards fund centers’ studies of human brain evolution, animal development

December 2, 2021

Two Allen Discovery Centers enter their next phase of discovery, poised to address large questions about biology

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News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: December 2021

December 2, 2021

Highlights include: $20M in funding to support frontier science, how sped-up evolution may have molded the human brain, upcoming events and more.

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Sped-up evolution may have molded the human brain by slowing neuron growth

September 9, 2021

Quickly evolving stretches of DNA unique to humans are important for brain development, a new study finds

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News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: June 2021

June 23, 2021

Highlights include a new study by the Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution, a Science in Sixty video featuring Kathryn Richmond, and more.

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Kathy Richmond | Science in Sixty

May 5, 2021

Kathryn Richmond, Senior Director of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, is looking for the best ideas out there to change how we think about biology and accelerate discovery.

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Your life history is written in your cells' mutations

April 13, 2021

New study traces developmental history of the human body using small differences in DNA between each of our cells

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How old is this bat? A new DNA-based test can tell.

March 23, 2021

Molecular clock links immunity, cancer suppression to bats’ extraordinarily long lives; new method could also help conservation efforts

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News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: March 2021

March 18, 2021

New open calls for ADI awards, Immunometabolism ADIs announced, and more

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News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: November 2020

November 5, 2020

Highlights include: new Allen Distinguished Investigators announced, a new podcast on SCANning for coronavirus, recent research on astrocytes, upcoming events, and more.

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Mouse study uncovers links between unsung brain cells and Huntington’s disease — and possible path for human therapies

October 21, 2020

Astrocytes, once thought of as inert ‘brain glue,’ may turn out to be key players in Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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2 scientists win Nobel chemistry prize for gene-editing tool

Associated Press

October 7, 2020

Allen Distinguished Investigator Jennifer A. Doudna and her colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier won for developing CRISPR-cas9, a very simple technique for cutting a gene at a specific spot.

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