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Allen Institute announces new phase of neuroscience research

April 6, 2020

Cell Types and MindScope research programs to enter new stages of resource generation and discovery; another neuroscience division to launch in 2022

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Data Stories | Understanding STING

April 2, 2020

See how researcher Kathryn McGuckin Wuertz is trying to understand the relationship between infectious diseases and neurological diseases.

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Scientists recreated part of the mouse brain on a computer — and showed it movies

March 18, 2020

The 230,000-cell simulation of part of the visual system can serve as a testbed for understanding general principles of the brain, its creators say

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Data Stories | Understanding STING

April 2, 2020

See how researcher Kathryn McGuckin Wuertz is trying to understand the relationship between infectious diseases and neurological diseases.

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Scientists recreated part of the mouse brain on a computer — and showed it movies

March 18, 2020

The 230,000-cell simulation of part of the visual system can serve as a testbed for understanding general principles of the brain, its creators say

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What’s your favorite neuron? We asked 5 neuroscientists.

March 16, 2020

Once you’ve read this, you might have one too

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Data Stories | What our heartbeats reveal about our brains

March 10, 2020

The human brain pulses every time the heart beats. Scientists have used that tiny jiggle to reveal new insights about our neurons. 

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New clues about a huge, rare human brain cell

March 3, 2020

Study finds human von Economo neurons’ closest cellular cousins and captures first electrical recordings from these large spindle-shaped brain cells.

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The neurons that respond to novelty

February 26, 2020

When mice see unfamiliar images, certain neurons in the visual part of their brains kick into high gear. Scientists think these neurons could be involved in learning. 

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From brains to big data: How neuroscientists scale up research

February 12, 2020

A neuron’s months-long journey through the many sterile-gloved hands that make up a science pipeline

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Epilepsy treatment side effect: New insights about the brain

Associated Press

February 11, 2020

Live brain tissue donations by neurosurgery patients like Genette Hofmann are helping our scientists learn more about the brain.

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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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