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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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In the News
It’s time to incorporate diversity into our basic science and disease models
November 29, 2021
It’s time to incorporate diversity into our basic science and disease models. Leaders in cell biology share their perspectives including our Rick Horwitz, and Ru Gunawardane.
Allen Institute announces 2021 Next Generation Leaders
November 8, 2021
Six early-career neuroscientists will participate in unique advisory council for the Institute
Announcing the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, a new neuroscience division of the Allen Institute
November 4, 2021
New Institute will study how the brain’s circuitry and activity give rise to complex behavior, decision making and memory
An ultra detailed map of the brain region that controls movement, from mice to monkeys to humans
October 6, 2021
Hundreds of neuroscientists built a ‘parts list’ of the motor cortex, laying groundwork to map the whole brain and better understand brain diseases
Now in stunning, whole-brain resolution: neurons
October 12, 2021
A new study traced the 3D shape of more than 1700 complete mouse neurons across the entire brain
Living brain donors are helping us better understand our own neurons — including those potentially linked to Alzheimer’s disease
October 6, 2021
As part of an international effort to map cell types in the brain, scientists identified increased diversity of neurons in regions of the human brain that expanded during our evolution
Our Impact on Science, and our World
Our knowledge, data and tools have been a catalyst across the world, allowing other scientists to accelerate their research and advance our understanding of human health and disease.
Lab Notes — a podcast by the Allen Institute
Lab Notes pulls back the curtain to reveal the human stories behind headline-grabbing scientific studies and breakthroughs. Lab Notes is a production of the Allen Institute.