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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
News from the Allen Institute: April 2022
April 28, 2022
Highlights include: a new Lab Notes podcast on why we don't understand the brain, new research about how neurons connect, day-in-the-life features of our neuroscience labs and more.
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
Why is the human brain so difficult to understand? We asked 4 neuroscientists.
April 21, 2022
Thoughts, memories, sensations — why are we still in the dark about how they work?
SciShots: Gentle imaging for delicate cells
April 15, 2022
Examining fine details for longer time periods
SciShots: Modeling for the masses
April 8, 2022
New tool helps scientists see how E. coli finds its center
Online simulations offer scientists new views inside cells
April 4, 2022
Simularium Viewer provides interactive visual outputs of computational, biological models
SciShots: Rare kraken cell line released
April 1, 2022
Illuminating structures in Magnumlolligo glacies cells with unprecedented detail
SciShots: One happy cell (nucleus)
March 25, 2022
Explorations of the nuclear envelope, the thin membrane surrounding a cell’s chromosomes, reveal unexpected wrinkles
A day in the (neuroscience) life: OpenScope
March 18, 2022
Scientists on the OpenScope team help share the Allen Institute’s ‘observatory of the mind’ with the larger scientific community
A day in the (neuroscience) life: Electron microscopy
March 17, 2022
Researchers on the EM team are viewing the brain in unprecedented detail
Cell Type Knowledge Explorer
March 17, 2022
Examine multimodal data from thousands of cells across three mammalian species with the Cell Type Knowledge Explorer
A day in the (neuroscience) life: Human cell types
March 16, 2022
Scientists in this laboratory are exploring the molecular details of human — and other primate — brain cells
Luke Campagnola | Science in Sixty
March 16, 2022
When Luke Campagnola isn't investigating the complexities of mammalian brain circuitry, he's spending time with family and practicing parkour.
A day in the (neuroscience) life: Electrophysiology
March 15, 2022
The researchers in this laboratory spend their days eavesdropping on neurons’ electrical chatter
Lab Notes | Why don’t we understand the brain?
March 15, 2022
To sum it up in two words: “it’s complicated”
A day in the (neuroscience) life: Tissue Processing
March 14, 2022
The researchers in this lab prepare brain tissue for several other teams at the Allen Institute
SciShots: A sneak peek of a new Alzheimer’s disease project
March 11, 2022
Researchers are in the early stages of investigating the brain cells most vulnerable to this devastating form of dementia
How do our neurons connect? New study probes the details of human and mouse synapses
March 10, 2022
‘Multipatch’ technique catalogs more than 1700 connections between neurons in publicly released dataset
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