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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 

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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

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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

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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 

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New brain maps could help the search for Alzheimer's treatments

October 6, 2021

A massive collaborative effort — our latest work to catalog cell types in the mammalian brain is expected to improve research in brain diseases like Alzheimers and ALS. NPR reports. 

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New insights about evolution of human brain region that controls voluntary movement, including rare, large neurons vulnerable in ALS

October 6, 2021

Is our brain like that of a mouse or a monkey? New study aims to find our cellular similarities — and key differences 

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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

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These rare human neurons generate electrical signals in two different cellular parts

September 16, 2021

With brain tissue samples donated by surgery patients come detailed descriptions of certain rare types of human cells — including new findings about the neurons’ unique electrical properties

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science

July 14, 2021

Highlights include: a new study that maps all types of neurons across two major structures of the mouse brain, new Science in Sixty videos, and more.

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Shannon Reynolds | Science in Sixty

May 19, 2021

In our latest Science in Sixty, meet Shannon Reynolds, who has always had a knack for solving complex problems. 

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Study maps all the types of neurons across two major structures of the mouse brain

May 18, 2021

Cell-type parts list of the mouse neocortex and the hippocampal formation yields new information about how the mammalian brain evolved and develops

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Brian Lee | Science in Sixty

May 12, 2021

Learn about Brian Lee's career journey and research in our latest Science in Sixty.

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Apply to be a Next Generation Leader

May 11, 2021

Applications for the 2021 cohort are now open. Apply by June 24, 2021.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: April 2021

April 21, 2021

Highlights include: our latest Lab Notes podcast, videos featuring Black excellence at the Allen Institute, new studies highlighting viral tools, and more.

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Modified, harmless viruses that light up neurons in glowing color could one day deliver treatments for deadly brain diseases

March 30, 2021

New neuroscience tools will enable detailed study of brain cells and could form the backbone of targeted gene therapies

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How do you name a neuron?

March 18, 2021

A new brain cell lexicon aims to provide a common language for neuroscientists

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Open for (neuro)science: tutorials and symposium

March 8, 2021

Hands-on tutorials to help you get started with finding, accessing, and analyzing selected open resources available at brain-map.org to support your research.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: January 2021

January 28, 2021

Read about our latest studies on Neuropixels probes and visual neurons, and register for upcoming events

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Tiny high-tech probes reveal how information flows across the brain

January 21, 2021

In the largest study of its kind to date, scientists use ‘Neuropixels’ probes to capture details of how the mouse brain sees the world

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These visual neurons catch what we might miss

December 16, 2020

When mice see faint objects approaching head on, certain neurons kick into gear — possibly to warn them

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