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What are the cells that make up our brains?
As part of a huge collaborative effort supported by the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, our researchers and collaborators have completed the most detailed map to date of the motor cortex, the brain region that controls movement. This brain atlas will pave the way for mapping the entire mammalian brain and could lead to a better understanding of mysterious brain diseases such as ALS.
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January 14, 2022
Lab-grown mini-organs are helping scientists understand how our own brains evolved
New technique sorts out what different kinds of neurons do in the brain
January 7, 2022
Study pinpoints a mouse neuron’s role in sensing touch
Naked mole rats don’t show signs of old age, but their DNA says otherwise
December 23, 2021
‘Queens’ of the rodent colonies age even more slowly than the extremely long-lived naked mole rat
Allen Institute announces Rui Costa as next President and Chief Executive Officer
December 16, 2021
Hundreds of small molecules known as neuromodulators might influence how we learn
December 17, 2021
New models that capture how the brain retains information could also improve machine learning
$20M awards fund centers’ studies of human brain evolution, animal development
December 2, 2021
Two Allen Discovery Centers enter their next phase of discovery, poised to address large questions about biology
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