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Lab Notes — a podcast from the Allen Institute
May 26, 2022 — Can we put a number on human consciousness? Neuroscientist Christof Koch is leading an effort to build a consciousness meter that could have real-world applications to determine whether coma patients are in a true vegetative state. Christof joined Lab Notes to talk about the science of consciousness, what psychedelic drugs have to do with consciousness, and how this new project could one day have applications in hospitals and clinics.
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A new open-access portal for human immunology data and tools
June 1, 2022
The Human Immune System Explorer offers an inside view into ongoing research on human health and disease
SciShots: Glowing muscles of the comb jelly
May 27, 2022
Biologists are studying the neurons and muscle cells of the ctenophore, a type of sea jelly that is the sister group to all other animals
SciShots: A quartet of brain cells
May 20, 2022
Scientists are sifting through the hundreds of thousands of brain cells present in a cubic millimeter of mouse brain
New research to understand how the brain handles optical illusions and makes predictions
May 9, 2022
3 new projects launch on OpenScope, a shared neuroscience observatory
SciShots: The labyrinthian protein factory of the cell
May 6, 2022
Graphics software for microscope imagery lights up the endoplasmic reticulum
SciShots: How the brain plugs leaks
April 22, 2022
A delicate molecular dance maintains the blood-brain barrier, protecting the brain while allowing transport of necessary resources
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