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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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Allen Institute launches fellowship for data scientists to study the brain

March 8, 2021

The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience, a 3-year fellowship program co-hosted by the Allen Institute and the University of Washington, is now accepting applications

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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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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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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: November 2020

November 18, 2020

Highlights include: a new study using the Patch-seq method to classify cell types in the mammalian brain, the 2020 cohort of Next Generation Leaders announced, progress in our efforts to build a wiring diagram of the brain, and more.

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An automated pipeline for understanding how the brain is wired

October 2, 2020

Allen Institute for Brain Science researchers built an automated electron microscopy pipeline to help us understand how the brain is wired.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: September 2020

September 10, 2020

Highlights include a Q&A with our Hongkui Zeng, team science in the era of remote work, a new approach to Alzheimer's disease research and more.

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The future of brain cell types research: A Q&A with Hongkui Zeng

September 3, 2020

New efforts to understand the human brain, the ‘why’ behind brain cell types, and how technology drives neuroscience

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A new approach to Alzheimer’s disease research

August 5, 2020

Most efforts to treat Alzheimer's disease simply haven't worked. That's why leading researchers in Seattle are teaming up with us to study early disease progression -- on a cellular level -- and develop a detailed map that could lead to more targeted therapeutics and hopefully someday, a cure.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: July 2020

July 1, 2020

Highlights include a new center for Alzheimer's disease research, new open science data and tools, a new 3D map of the whole mouse brain and more.

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Alzheimer's Researchers Go Back To Basics To Find The Best Way Forward

June 25, 2020

A research effort based at the Allen Institute will tap leading scientists to dive even deeper into brain genetics and physiology. The aim: Find clues to the earliest beginnings of Alzheimer's.

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Researchers Created a 3-D Map of 100 Million Cells in the Mouse Brain

May 13, 2020

Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have accomplished a feat of cartography, creating a map of a standard mouse brain with details down to the cellular level.

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A new high-resolution, 3D map of the whole mouse brain

May 7, 2020

The reference atlas, years in the making, offers common ground to put neuroscience findings in context

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Gamers square off against scientists in online neuron-tracing game

April 29, 2020

Work-and-game-at-home challenge pits Allen Institute researchers — well-versed in neuroscience but new to the online game — against veteran players of ‘Mozak’

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