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Cell by cell, scientists build a high-resolution map of Alzheimer’s disease

Cell by cell, scientists build a high-resolution map of Alzheimer’s disease

A newly released dataset of 1.2M cells from brain donors across the spectrum of Alzheimer’s shines a light on disease’s cellular roots and opens up potential pathways to new therapies.

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#OpenScienceWeek

#OpenScienceWeek

In September, we celebrated our third annual Open Science Week. Highlights included a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) about Alzheimer’s disease, behind the scenes tours of our scientists’ research in a short video series, and an ongoing Twitter conversation with our scientists and collaborators.

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Mapping the whole human brain

Mapping the whole human brain

With newly announced grants from the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, the Allen Institute is now leading a global collaboration to map the entire human brain at cellular detail. Additional newly funded projects include primate brain atlases, maps of developing mouse brain, coordination and knowledge sharing, and brain function research.

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Lab Notes | Bees suffer from social isolation too

Lab Notes | Bees suffer from social isolation too

For the latest episode of Lab Notes, an Allen Institute podcast, we spoke with neuroscientist Z Yan Wang about her fascinating research on bumblebee social dynamics.

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Why you might be older or younger than you think

Why you might be older or younger than you think

‘Epigenetic clocks’ vary with disease and even by organ, but scientists are still trying to understand why. We spoke with Allen Distinguished Investigator Steve Horvath to learn more about his research on epigenetic aging and human health.

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Scientists want to help you find the best workout for your brain

Scientists want to help you find the best workout for your brain

A personalized exercise prescription for brain health? It’s in the works. Researchers are developing a fitness wearable to personalize exercise and lower the risks of dementia.

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New Resources & Training


New data and resources for the Alzheimer’s research community

SEA-AD Taxonomy

Data from the Seattle Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Cell Atlas consortium, or SEA-AD, are now available to the broader community to fuel discovery.

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Open Resources event at SfN

Open Resources event at SfN

On Nov. 12 at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego, we’re hosting a workshop on the resources available on Allen Brain Map and how to use them.

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In the News


Allen Institute aims to map whole human brain as part of $173M NIH project

GeekWire, September 22, 2022

NIH launches the next stage of its ‘human genome project’ for the brain

STAT, September 22, 2022

Epigenetic ‘Clocks’ Predict Animals’ True Biological Age

WIRED, September 18, 2022

Cell Types Affected by Alzheimer’s

CTV National, August 14, 2022

Alzheimer's researchers are looking beyond plaques and tangles for new treatments

NPR, August 1, 2022

Data Trove Released by Seattle Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Cell Atlas

Inside Precision Medicine, July 28, 2022

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