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These visual neurons don’t work the way scientists thought, study finds

December 16, 2019

Less than 10% of neurons in the mouse visual system behave the way scientists thought most such cells work to perceive the outside world. What the other 90% are doing is far from clear.

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These small proteins reveal a new kind of brain diversity

December 5, 2019

Endorphins and other neuropeptides vary widely between brain cell types and point to new possible targets for psychiatric drugs, study finds

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A new high-resolution map of how the brain is wired

October 30, 2019

Systematic tracing of how neurons connect reveals mammalian brain’s ‘org chart’ of possible information flow

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These visual neurons don’t work the way scientists thought, study finds

December 16, 2019

Less than 10% of neurons in the mouse visual system behave the way scientists thought most such cells work to perceive the outside world. What the other 90% are doing is far from clear.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: December 2019

December 11, 2019

Highlights include a new high-resolution map of how the brain is wired, a new Data Stories, mouse neurons unique to male or female brains, and more.

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These small proteins reveal a new kind of brain diversity

December 5, 2019

Endorphins and other neuropeptides vary widely between brain cell types and point to new possible targets for psychiatric drugs, study finds

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Data Stories | How bird brains help us understand our own

December 2, 2019

Erich Jarvis studies how vocal learning evolves. Allen Institute resources are helping him connect the dots from bird song to human speech. 

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4 takeaways from 2019’s largest neuroscience meeting

October 29, 2019

More than 27,000 brain scientists gathered at SfN to share their latest and greatest research findings. Here are a few among many standouts.

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Scientists find mouse neurons that are unique to male or female brains

October 17, 2019

Study linking behaviors with cells in an ancient section of the brain also pinpointed a neuron tied to social fear

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: October 2019

October 16, 2019

Highlights include new findings that could explain why many psychiatric drugs don't work in human trials, newly released Neuropixels data, three collaborative Openscope projects and more.

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New grants to study the aging brain and build better tools to access brain cells

October 8, 2019

NIH funding will support an atlas of aging mouse brain cell types and a toolkit to light up specific brain cell types

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Data Stories | How a weight loss drug acts on the brain

October 7, 2019

Scientists at a pharmaceutical company want to know how the drug they developed for weight management affects the brain. Allen Institute resources are helping them figure it out.

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Three collaborative studies launch on ‘OpenScope,’ a shared observatory for neuroscience

September 24, 2019

2019 projects will tackle Alzheimer’s disease, motion detection, and how the brain processes contextual information 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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