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Newsletter May 2020
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Still Open for Science

Like many research institutes around the country, the Allen Institute wound down most of its laboratory operations in March and many of our researchers and staff shifted to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is uncharted territory for all of us, but we remain very much open for science. While some of our lab experiments continue on-site, all our researchers are working hard from the lab or from home, analyzing data, synthesizing their insights into new manuscripts, and leading and participating in virtual workshops and conferences to continue sharing their work with colleagues. Of course, our data and resources remain open for anyone to access remotely at brain-map.org and allencell.org.

 

Stories


 

Scientists are working on a face mask that detects coronavirus

Scientists are working on a face mask that detects coronavirus

In the inaugural episode of our new podcast, Lab Notes, and an accompanying Q&A, we talk with Allen Distinguished Investigator James Collins, who is developing a protective face mask that would signal if the wearer is infected with the novel coronavirus.

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Science Matters | Investing in science, investing in the future

Science Matters | Investing in science, investing in the future

In our new video series, #ScienceMatters, University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce talks about the importance of investing in science.

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Gamers square off against neuroscientists in online neuron-tracing game

Gamers square off against neuroscientists in online neuron-tracing game

Our scientists are staying productive at home with help from a video game. Work-and-game-at-home challenge pits Allen Institute researchers—well-versed in neuroscience but new to the online game—against veteran players of 'Mozak.'

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For most of us, the immune system does the impossible

'For most of us, the immune system does the impossible'

Immunologist Troy Torgerson shares insights on research in the time of coronavirus, why the immune system is so fascinating, and the largest mysteries of human health and disease.

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Cell Feature Explorer

Cell Feature Explorer

Take a tour through the Cell Feature Explorer, a cell biology data-exploration tool from the Allen Institute for Cell Science, in our new video.

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Online Resources for Teachers

Online Resources for Teachers

Did you know we have online education resources that can be used for distance learning? Our lesson plans can guide teachers through virtual experiments that hone students’ data analysis and interpretation skills. Explore our education outreach page, including a new feature highlighting how educators are using our open resources in their classrooms, and learn more about webinars featuring ready-to-use lessons and virtual experiments for your classes. 

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In the News


 

WSU professors create virtual lab on cell development

WSU News, April 22, 2020

Allen Institute reorganizes brain science division, with added focus on neural computation

GeekWire, April 6, 2020

Science-ing from home

Nature, March 26, 2020

Scientists classify neurons by measuring their jiggle during a heartbeat

UPI, March 11, 2020

How to donate a piece of your brain to science—while you’re still alive

Science, February 15, 2020

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