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See how University of Colorado researcher Joel Zylberberg used data from the Allen Brain Observatory to test his hypothesis about the visual system's "untuned neurons" – neurons that don't change their activity when a visual stimulus changes.


Brain Explorer

June data release nearly doubles mouse brain cell data

This month's data release nearly doubles the number of mouse cells in the Allen Cell Types Database, adds new tools to analyze those data and debuts a new web-based 3D mouse brain viewer, the Allen Brain Explorer.

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Human Tissue

Human brain tissue stays alive in the lab for three days

Working with neurosurgeons at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and UW Medicine, Allen Institute for Brain Science researchers have discovered that pieces of human brain tissue can stay alive in the lab for three days – long enough for the scientists to directly label and manipulate the living brain cells.

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Human Spiney Neuron

The brain cells that drive schizophrenia

A new study by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and the Allen Institute for Brain Science has pinpointed the specific brain cell types that may contribute to schizophrenia.

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Atlas mapping brain tumors' variability published

Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Swedish Neuroscience Institute published a study describing the Ivy Glioblastoma Atlas Project, or Ivy GAP, an atlas mapping the molecular and anatomic variability of glioblastomas, the most deadly form of brain cancer.

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New research initiative to fund studies of age-related cognitive impairment

Last month, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announced a new research initiative to support studies on age-related cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's disease. Applications for support are due July 6, 2018. Learn more and find the link to apply in our press release.

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CNS 2018

CNS 2018

The Allen Institute will cohost CNS 2018 on July 13-18, in partnership with the University of Washington, with tutorials, the opening plenary and workshops being held at the Allen Institute headquarters in Seattle. Learn more on our event page.

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WSJ - The Future of Everything | Hacking the Brain's Code
Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2018

A map for fatal brain tumour may aid cures
Nature, May 11, 2018

City Stream: Inside the Allen Institute
Seattle Channel, May 24, 2018

Q&A: Physicist Christof Koch on leading a premier brain observatory
Physics Today, April 27, 2018

Episode 164: Python in Brain Research at the Paul Allen Institute
Talk Python to Me, June 1, 2018

Christof Koch on Consciousness, Team Science & The Future of Brain Research
Inscopix, May 29, 2018

Interview with Christof Koch
Gigaom, May 25, 2018


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