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Newsletter November 2019
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Out of Balance | Maria’s journey with melanoma

Millions of people around the world are living with immune-related diseases or their aftermath. Read more about Maria Melvin, a melanoma survivor, who caught her cancer early thanks to a fortuitous event.

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Stories


Brain discovery lays roadmap to better treatments

Brain discovery lays roadmap to better treatments

A study published in Nature finds crucial differences between human and mouse brain cell types which could explain why many drugs that work in the lab don’t work in us.

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New cell biology method borrows from Hollywood animation studios

New cell biology method borrows from Hollywood animation studios

A method developed to make more realistic computer graphics, known as path trace rendering, now forms the backbone of a newly developed 3D cell visualization tool.

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How the gut keeps time — and keeps us healthy

How the gut keeps time — and keeps us healthy

A new study led by an Allen Distinguished Investigator identified brain-intestine circadian signals that could underlie health problems related to night shift work and poor sleep.

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This is what it's like to donate your brain to science

This is what it's like to donate your brain to science

Casey Schorr underwent invasive surgery to quell the epileptic seizures that were taking over his life. Now, a small piece of his brain tissue is helping scientists at the Allen Institute better understand the human brain.

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NeuroFutures 2019

Allen Institute resources for teachers

We’ve recently debuted openly available posters and lesson plans on neurobiology and cell science for use in high school and college classrooms. Lesson plans are available to download and teachers may sign up to request a free poster for your classroom.

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In the News


2019’s Allen Distinguished Investigators will focus on the mysteries of our cells

GeekWire, November 6, 2019

Subtle Differences In Brain Cells Hint at Why Many Drugs Help Mice But Not People

NPR, August 21, 2019

How pieces of live human brain are helping scientists map nerve cells

ScienceNews, August 7, 2019

How to Map the Brain

Nature, July 24, 2019

Revealing the Secret Life of Cells With Advanced Microscopy

Undark Magazine, July 10, 2019

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