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Newsletter February 2020
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13 highlights from the Allen Institute in 2019

A visual year in review: We look back on the year’s major moments in cell biology, neuroscience, immunology and the frontiers of bioscience..

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Stories


 

The Allen Institute in 30 seconds

The Allen Institute in 30 seconds

Got 30 seconds and want to learn a bit more about the Allen Institute? Watch our video “We are human. We are the next frontier.”

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Cell Shorts: A new discovery about ALS

Cell Shorts: A new discovery about ALS

A research team at Northwestern University discovered a strange and literal wrinkle in neurons from ALS patients. Now, they’re using resources from the Allen Institute for Cell Science to study these features in more detail.

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From brains to big data

From brains to big data

See how neuroscientists scale up research as we follow one neuron’s months-long journey through a science pipeline.

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Hodgkin lymphoma recruits and trains immune cells

Hodgkin lymphoma recruits and trains immune cells

A new study on the lymphoma tumor microenvironment also highlights possible new targets for treatment, how to better tailor cancer therapies for individual patients.

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Living Donors panel at AAAS 2020

Living Donors panel at AAAS 2020

On Friday, Feb. 14 at 10:00-11:30, the Allen Institute for Brain Science’s Ed Lein will speak on a panel about patient and volunteer donors in neuroscience research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in Seattle.

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Allen Institute resources for teachers

Allen Institute resources for teachers

Did you know we have posters and lesson plans on neurobiology and cell science for your 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


 

Build a Better Brain Model.

Cerebrum, January 15, 2020

Meet Xenobot, an Eerie New Kind of Programmable Organism

WIRED, January 13, 2020

Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots

The Guardian, January 13, 2020

Former tattoo artist who gave live brain tissue to science during surgery is ‘doing extremely well’

Seattle Times, December 20, 2019

Scientists show mice an Orson Welles movie, then disprove dogma about how vision works

STAT, December 16, 2019

Mice watching film noir show the surprising complexity of vision cells

ScienceNews, December 16, 2019

 

Upcoming Events


 

Distinguished Seminar Series - Bang Wong

Allen Institute, February 20, 2020     

SLU Collaborative Seminar Series

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Hindsight 2020 - The Allen Institute Developmental Recording Symposium

Allen Institute, March 3-5, 2020

Expanding Minds - The Allen Institute Conference on Human Brain Evolution

Allen Institute, April 1-2, 2020

Distinguished Seminar Series - Surya Ganguli

Allen Institute, April 14, 2020 

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