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Lab Notes Podcast | Building a consciousness meter with Christof Koch

Lab Notes Podcast | Building a consciousness meter with Christof Koch

Neuroscientist Christof Koch is leading an effort to build a consciousness meter that could have real-world applications to determine whether coma patients are in a true vegetative state. Christof joined Lab Notes, a podcast from the Allen Institute, to talk about the science of consciousness, what psychedelic drugs have to do with consciousness, and how this new project could one day have applications in hospitals and clinics.

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Stories


Out of Balance | Sarah’s experience with multiple myeloma

Out of Balance | Sarah’s experience with multiple myeloma

Sarah Kaufmann-Fink was diagnosed with cancer as a college student. 17 years and one relapse later, she’s pushing for more research. Sarah shared her story with us as part of the Out of Balance series, which profiles a few people among the millions around the world living with immune-related diseases.

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Why is the human brain so difficult to understand?

Why is the human brain so difficult to understand?

Thoughts, memories, sensations — why are we still in the dark about how they work? We asked four neuroscientists for their insights into the mysterious, complex organ they all study.

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SciShots: Gentle imaging for delicate cells

SciShots: Glowing muscles of the comb jelly

Biologists are studying the net-like nervous system of the ctenophore, a marine animal also known as the comb jelly, which was the first animal group to break off from all other modern animals in evolution. In this image, the comb jelly’s muscle cells are stained fluorescent green.

Microscopic viewpoints, computer-generated models, intricate tracings and more — see a new side of science with SciShots.

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Video | Science in Sixty

Science in Sixty | Greg Szeto

Greg Szeto is trained as a computer scientist, bioengineer, chemical engineer, immunologist and virologist — and has found a role where he can employ all his training and expertise at the Allen Institute for Immunology. See more in our latest Science in Sixty video.

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New Resources


A new open-access portal for human immunology data and tools

Human Neurons

The Allen Institute for Immunology recently launched its open-access data and resource portal to the world: the Human Immune System Explorer. This new site allows anyone in the scientific community to delve into the methods and resources the immunology team is using to analyze and manage their studies on the human immune system. As the team’s long-term studies of immune health and diseases are completed, those data will be deposited on the public portal and made available to the wider scientific community and general public with the goal of catalyzing new insights that could lead to treatments for disease.

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Neurons: Beyond the Textbook - Educator Webinar

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This webinar for teachers demonstrates our education resource, Neurons: Beyond the Textbook. In this lesson, which is geared towards advanced high school and college classes, students will learn about the concept of cell types and how they are defined, gain a more realistic perspective of neuron morphology, and develop a deeper understanding of how neuron features are analyzed.

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Enhancing student research experiences with open data

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Kaitlyn Casimo, who leads the Allen Institute’s education outreach program, recently published an article in The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education describing how open data from the Allen Brain Map can be used to support and enhance students’ research experiences.

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In the News


The Current: Claims that Google chat bot is sentient prompt wider questions, say experts

CBC, June 21, 2022

Allen Institute, Google Release Multiomic Immunology Research Portal

GenomeWeb, June 15, 2022

The Brain Has a ‘Low-Power Mode’ That Blunts Our Senses

Quanta Magazine, June 14, 2022

When will I be able to upload my brain to a computer?

The Conversation, June 9, 2022

Why We Need To Nurture Our Immune Systems Against New Threats

Newsweek, June 7, 2022

Allen Institute and Google team up to build platform exploring the immune system

GeekWire, June 1, 2022

COVID Science: Symptoms linger two years for some; inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues

Reuters, May 12, 2022

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