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Scientists will map effects of Alzheimer’s disease

A $40.5 million collaborative research center headquartered at Seattle’s Allen Institute aims to create high-resolution maps of brains ravaged by Alzheimer’s disease, to trace new paths to early diagnosis and treatment. The center will draw upon expertise not only at the institute, … Continue reading

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Study spotlights 3-D mouse brain atlas

The third time’s the charm for the Allen Institute for Brain Science’s 3-D atlas of the mouse brain. Version 3 of the atlas, known as the Allen Mouse Brain Common Coordinate Framework or CCFv3, is the subject of a research paper published today … Continue reading

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Allen Institute reorganizes brain science division

Seattle’s Allen Institute is heading into a new phase of research into neuroscience — a phase that includes reorganizing its current activities as well as adding new ones. The Allen Institute for Brain Science, which is the largest division under the institute’s umbrella, … Continue reading

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White House enlists AI for war on coronavirus

A consortium of tech leaders — including Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s charity — today unveiled an AI-enabled database that’s meant to give researchers quicker, surer access to resources relating to coronavirus and … Continue reading

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Scientists capture a rare brain cell recording

Researchers at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science have captured the first-ever recording of electrical spikes from von Economo neurons — a rare kind of cell that’s found deep in the human brain and may be associated with social intelligence. Get the news … Continue reading

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AI2 sets up robo-challenge in virtual and real rooms

Computer vision and navigation have improved by leaps and bounds, thanks to artificial intelligence, but how well do the computer models work in the real world? That’s the challenge that Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is setting for AI … Continue reading

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Univ. of Washington president joins AI2’s board

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce has joined the board of directors for the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, forging an even closer connection between two of Seattle’s premier research institutions. The addition, which took effect Jan. 1, leverages existing … Continue reading

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AI2 Incubator hatches $10M fund for startups

Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is kicking things up more than a notch for AI startups with a $10 million pre-seed fund for its incubator program. The AI2 Incubator’s fund is backed by some of the nation’s top venture capital institutions, such as Seattle’s Madrona … Continue reading

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Movie-watching mice pose a neurological mystery

For years, neuroscientists have been monitoring the brain activity of mice as they looked at a wide range of images — including the film-noir classic “Touch of Evil” — in hopes of discovering deep insights about the workings of the … Continue reading

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Allen Institute gives a boost to cell researchers

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of Seattle’s Allen Institute, is making a total of $7.5 million in awards to its latest class of five biomedical researchers. The themes for this year’s Allen Distinguished Investigators focus on stem cell therapies … Continue reading

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