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Data Stories | A tiny brain structure with an outsized role in neurological disorders

February 8, 2019

Neuroscientist Emily Sylwestrak’s studies of the habenula could one day shed light on the biology of addiction. It all began with a chance observation she made sifting through data from the Allen Institute.

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The genes that build our brains — and may drive neuropsychiatric diseases

December 17, 2018

Data from 60 human brains reveal how gene activity changes from before we are born to adulthood, pinpoint cells where psychiatric disorders may arise

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This human neuron is on a different wavelength than its mouse counterpart

December 5, 2018

Study uncovers subtle differences in how rodents and humans use the same kind of brain cell, could have implications for drug and disease research