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Oct 06, 2014, 12:00 ET

Allen Institute Awarded $8.7 Million NIH Transformative Research Grant To Study Synapses

 The Allen Institute for Brain Science, in a project led by Stephen Smith, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, has been awarded an $8.7 million,...

Sep 25, 2014, 17:49 ET

Neurons See What We Tell Them to See

Neurons programmed to fire at specific faces—such as the famously reported "Jennifer Aniston neuron"—may be more in line with the...

Sep 08, 2014, 13:00 ET

Allen Institute for Brain Science Introduces The Next Generation Leaders Council

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is launching a new advisory council of emerging leaders in science -- the Next Generation Leaders Council....

Aug 21, 2014, 12:00 ET

Visiting Scientist and Engineer Expand Discoveries at Allen Institute for Brain Science

The Allen Institute for Brain Science welcomes a visiting scientist from Harvard and a visiting engineer from Georgia Tech: Sharad Ramanathan,...

Aug 21, 2014, 12:00 ET

Allen Institute for Brain Science Welcomes Peter Saggau as Director of Research Engineering

The Allen Institute for Brain Science announces the appointment of Peter Saggau, Ph.D., as the Senior Director of Research Engineering. In this...

Aug 21, 2014, 12:00 ET

Stephen J Smith, Ph.D., Joins the Allen Institute for Brain Science as Senior Investigator

The Allen Institute for Brain Science welcomes renowned neuroscientist Stephen J Smith, Ph.D., as a Senior Investigator. At the Allen Institute,...

Jul 11, 2014, 05:00 ET

Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures

 Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new way to digitally navigate three-dimensional images. The new technology, called Virtual Finger,...

Jun 19, 2014, 12:00 ET

Researchers Reveal Combinatorial Code For The Developing Brain

 Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have mapped the development of the mouse brain from the embryo to the adult, creating a...

Jun 04, 2014, 14:15 ET

A New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease Research

As part of its ongoing research to better understand the complexities of the human brain, the Allen Institute for Brain Science is embarking on the...

Apr 02, 2014, 13:00 ET

A Critical Window Into The Developing Human Brain Profiled In "Nature"

 Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have generated a high-resolution blueprint for how to build a human brain, with a...

Apr 02, 2014, 13:00 ET

Publication in Nature Showcases Most Comprehensive Wiring Diagram of the Mammalian Brain to Date

Researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published the first comprehensive, large-scale data set on how the brain of a mammal is...

Mar 26, 2014, 17:00 ET

Patches of Cortical Layers Disrupted During Early Brain Development in Autism

  Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a...

Apr 12, 2012, 12:00 ET

Fine-Scale Analysis of the Human Brain Yields Insight Into its Distinctive Composition

Scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have identified similarities and differences among regions of the human brain, among the brains...

Mar 21, 2012, 13:43 ET
Paul G. Allen Commits $300m to Expand the Allen Institute for Brain Science.  (PRNewsFoto/The Allen Institute for Brain Science)

Paul G. Allen Commits $300M to Expand the Allen Institute for Brain Science to Drive Toward a Complete Understanding of How the Brain Works

 The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced today that, given its achievements to date, Paul G. Allen has committed an additional $300...

Sep 15, 2011, 11:00 ET

New Class of Stem Cell-Like Cells Discovered in Spinal Cord Offers Possibilities for Spinal Cord Repair

The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced today the discovery of a new class of cells in the spinal cord that act like neural stem cells,...

Apr 12, 2011, 11:00 ET

Allen Institute for Brain Science Announces First Comprehensive Gene Map of the Human Brain

The Allen Institute for Brain Science has released the world's first anatomically and genomically comprehensive human brain map, a previously...

May 24, 2010, 09:01 ET

Allen Institute for Brain Science Launches Allen Human Brain Atlas with First Data Set Charting Genes at Work in the Adult Human Brain

The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced today that it has launched the Allen Human Brain Atlas, a publicly available online atlas charting...

Jul 17, 2008, 01:00 ET

Video: Allen Institute for Brain Science Unveils World's First Genome-Wide Spinal Cord Atlas

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science today unveiled the groundbreaking Allen Spinal Cord Atlas, the world's...

Mar 13, 2008, 01:00 ET

Allen Institute for Brain Science Launches Three New Landmark Atlas Projects Focusing on the Human Brain, Developing Brain and Spinal Cord

SEATTLE, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced today that it is undertaking three major projects designed to...

Dec 06, 2006, 00:00 ET

'Nature' Paper Provides New Insights Into the Brain's Structural and Cellular Complexity

SEATTLE, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science, a non-profit medical research organization founded by investor and...