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AHA-Allen Initiative

$43M Initiative to study Alzheimer's and brain aging

In November, the American Heart Association and the Frontiers Group announced awardees of the American Heart Association-Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment. Three interdisciplinary teams will merge research on the brain and vascular system to better understand — and ultimately treat — age-related brain disorders.

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2018 Frontiers Group

2018 highlights from the Frontiers Group

From new awards to tackle big questions in biology and health, to a discovery that could lead to better antibiotics, to studies named Science Magazine's Breakthrough of the Year, 2018 was a big year for Frontiers Group awardees.

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Ethan Bier

Active genetics demonstrated in mammals for the first time

Researchers are using CRISPR-based gene editing to change how genes are inherited, the first demonstration of its kind in mammals. The UC San Diego team, including Allen Distinguished Investigator Ethan Bier, Ph.D., published a study in Nature on the method earlier this month.

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Jan Ellenberg

'Trust your instincts'

Hear the advice Allen Distinguished Investigator Jan Ellenberg, Ph.D., has for early-career scientists in this Frontier Voices video — and check out the rest of the video interview series here.

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Chris Mason

Join Us: Exploring Frontiers Seminar with Christopher Mason

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group is pleased to host Christopher Mason, Ph.D., of Weill Cornell Medicine for the first Exploring Frontiers Seminar of 2019 at the Allen Institute.

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Exploring Frontiers Symposium

Save the Date: Exploring Frontiers Symposium - Nature's Blueprint

How do physics and genetics lead to living creatures' growth and form? 

Join us May 2-3, 2019, at the Allen Institute for a symposium featuring the latest insights from leading researchers in the fields of morphogenesis and regeneration, co-chaired by Michael Levin, Ph.D., leader of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University.

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In the News

Paul Allen's generosity gives hope for yet more cures

Seattle Times, December 16, 2018

A Major Grant Aims to Improve our Understanding of Age-related Cognitive Decline

labroots, November 20, 2018

To find new ways to fight brain decline, Salk Institute gets $19.2 million grant

San Diego Union-Tribune, November 9, 2018

Salk Team Awarded 8-Year, $19.2M Grant for Alzheimer's Research

Xconomy, November 9, 2018

American Heart Association and Allen Institute select teams for brain campaign

GeekWire, November 9, 2018

Salk Institute's O'Shea gets $1.5 million grant for DNA study

San Diego Union-Tribune, November 9, 2018

Cancer researcher heralds $1.5M grant

North Shore News, November 7, 2018


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