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Highest-Resolution Human Brain 'Parts List' To Date Lays Road Map to Better Treatments for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

August 21, 2019

Crucial differences discovered in human and mice brain cells could explain why many drugs that work in the lab don’t work in us

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This is what it’s like to donate your brain to science

August 6, 2019

Casey Schorr underwent invasive surgery to quell the epileptic seizures that were taking over his life. Now, a small piece of his brain tissue is helping scientists better understand the human brain.

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Virtual reality is helping neuroscientists better understand the brain

August 2, 2019

TeraVR lets researchers capture neurons’ 3D shapes in exquisite detail by immersing users into a virtual mouse brain

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Scientists routinely cure brain disorders in mice but not us. A new study helps explain why

STAT

August 21, 2019

Mouse and human neurons considered the same based on standard classification schemes can have tenfold or greater differences in expression of key genes.

In the News

Scientists start building a parts list for the brain

Scientific American

August 21, 2019

A new study provides an extraordinary close-up of the menagerie of neural cell types, yielding possible leads for neurological and psychiatric treatments

In the News

Subtle Differences In Brain Cells Hint at Why Many Drugs Help Mice But Not People

NPR

August 21, 2019

A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't always a good model for studying neurological disorders.

In the News

What can mice teach Allen Institute researchers about treating brain disorders in humans?

Seattle Times

August 21, 2019

The study created a detailed comparison between human and mouse brains, which are often used to research diseases and disorders.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: August 2019

August 8, 2019

Highlights include what it's like to donate your brain to science, a recent study of mouse neurons’ 3D shape and electrophysiology, and more.

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This is what it’s like to donate your brain to science

August 6, 2019

Casey Schorr underwent invasive surgery to quell the epileptic seizures that were taking over his life. Now, a small piece of his brain tissue is helping scientists better understand the human brain.

News

Virtual reality is helping neuroscientists better understand the brain

August 2, 2019

TeraVR lets researchers capture neurons’ 3D shapes in exquisite detail by immersing users into a virtual mouse brain

In the News

Would you donate part of your living brain to science? This man did.

The Seattle Times

June 24, 2019

Epilepsy patient Gary Williams donates part of his brain to science while he -- and his healthy tissue -- is still alive.

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Sorting neurons by their shape and activity to understand the elements making up the brain

June 17, 2019

Large study of mouse neurons’ 3D shape and electrophysiology reveals new rules of brain architecture and neuron diversity

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: June 2019

June 12, 2019

Highlights include a new Data Stories video, a model for how the brain stays in sync, information about the BRAIN Cell Data Center, and more.

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A model for how the brain stays in sync

May 28, 2019

Mathematical recreation of the mouse brain posits that strong long-range connections — which are often lost in Alzheimer’s patients — help neurons synchronize their activity

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New Cell Registry enables exploration of multiple brain cell type datasets

May 10, 2019

The release also includes six dataset summaries, with more to come

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Data Stories | Addiction & the visual system

May 1, 2019

See how researcher Randy Ellis uses the Allen Brain Observatory dataset as he works to find new ways to treat drug addiction.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: April 2019

April 18, 2019

Highlights include: 5 Unsolved Mysteries About the Brain, a new brain-map.org community forum, NeuroFutures 2019 and more.

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5 unsolved mysteries about the brain

March 14, 2019

Can we understand our own brains? We have a long way to go, neuroscientists say.

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Scientists are creating virtual simulations of the brain to better understand the real thing

March 11, 2019

The Allen Institute for Brain Science’s experiments generate massive amounts of data. How to make sense of it all? Computational models can help.

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An ancient pathway that relays visual information in the mammalian brain

March 7, 2019

Researchers found that a mysterious part of the brain known as the pulvinar responds to small moving objects, possibly allowing instinctive reactions like capturing prey

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: February 2019

February 26, 2019

A new Data Stories, applications now open for Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain, a study on the genes of human brain development, and more.

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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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