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Newsletter July 2020
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We are in this together

We are in this together

The Allen Institute Leadership stands with the Black people within our community, our country and the world. We recognize that racism has been pervasive in scientific research, and we must do better.

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Mapping the brain cells that underlie Alzheimer’s disease

Mapping the brain cells that underlie Alzheimer’s disease

A new $40.5M NIH-funded research center aims to pinpoint cells at the root of the progressive brain disease and home in on new therapeutic targets, bringing together researchers from the Allen Institute, UW Medicine and Kaiser Permanente.

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Next Generation Leaders application deadline extended to July 12

Next Generation Leaders application deadline extended to July 12

To make the greatest impact on neuroscience and understanding human health, the Allen Institute recognizes the need to increase the diversity of voices in our teams and our external advisory councils. We’ve extended the Next Generation Leaders Council application deadline to July 12 and are actively seeking applications from Black and other underrepresented minority scientists.

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New Patch-seq data and more in latest data release

New Patch-seq data and more in latest data release

Explore the openly available datasets, tools and models recently posted to brain-map.org. The latest data release includes our first Patch-seq human and mouse datasets, capturing transcriptomic, electrophysiological and morphological information from the same neurons, and a 10X single-cell RNA-sequencing dataset with gene expression for 1.1 million cells from the mouse cortex and hippocampus.

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A new 3D map of the whole mouse brain

A new 3D map of the whole mouse brain

The latest version of the Allen Mouse Brain Common Coordinate Framework, years in the making, offers a common 3D space to put neuroscience findings in context.

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Gamers square off against scientists in online neuron-tracing game

Gamers square off against scientists in online neuron-tracing 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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In the News


 

Alzheimer's Researchers Go Back To Basics To Find The Best Way Forward

NPR, June 25, 2020

Allen Institute will host $40.5M brain research center to map the effects of Alzheimer’s disease

GeekWire, June 25, 2020

Rare spindle-shaped neurons from deep inside the brain recorded for the first time

Massive Science, June 2, 2020

Researchers Created a 3-D Map of 100 Million Cells in the Mouse Brain

Smithsonian, May 13, 2020

Gigantic new 3D map traces every neuron in a tiny mouse brain

Live Science, May 7, 2020

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