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Newsletter August 2020
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Testing treatments aimed at Alzheimer’s for COVID-19 patients

Testing treatments aimed at Alzheimer’s for COVID-19 patients

A team of cardiology researchers had a creative idea for a new way to treat dementia. Now they think it could help coronavirus patients too. In our latest episode of Lab Notes, an Allen Institute podcast, we sat down with cardiologist and American Heart Association-Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment awardee Mukesh Jain.

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Stories


How can funding basic science research in brain health lead to an intervention for the most serious COVID-19 cases?

How can funding basic science research in brain health lead to an intervention for the most serious COVID-19 cases?

In a LinkedIn article, Frontiers Group Director Kathy Richmond shares the philanthropic philosophy that led to initiatives like the AHA-Allen awards.

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Old age changes the way blood accesses the brain

Old age changes the way blood accesses the brain

A new study in mice, led by AHA-Allen Initiative awardee Tony Wyss-Coray, shows that contrary to longstanding dogma, blood proteins easily cross into the brain, but transport machinery breaks down with age.

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New “Blood Cancer Discoveries Grant Program” awards

New “Blood Cancer Discoveries Grant Program” awards

What causes blood cancer to develop and grow, or become resistant to treatments? The Frontiers Group teamed up with The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research & The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to award $6.75 million in support of critical basic research to accelerate findings for treatments and cures.

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Virtual Frontiers Events

Virtual Frontiers events

Join us for two virtual seminars this fall — one focused on brain health and one on cell lineage and developmental recording. 

Exploring Frontiers: The Future of Brain Health Research will feature Frontiers Group awardees and key leaders discussing their advances and the frontiers in the field of brain health.

Hindsight 2020: The Allen Institute Developmental Recording Symposium, previously scheduled for March 2020, will now be hosted as an ongoing virtual seminar series. The first installment will be hosted by The Frontiers Group on November 18, 2020.

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In the News


Gene-controlling mechanisms play key role in cancer progression

MIT News, July 23, 2020

Blood Cancer Discoveries collaboration awards $6.75 million

Philanthropy News Digest, July 8, 2020

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