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Differences between human and mouse cell types, Neuropixels data released, SfN and more

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Newsletter OCTOBER 2019
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Human Mouse Comparison

Brain discovery lays roadmap to better treatments

A study published in Nature finds crucial differences between human and mouse brain cell types which could explain why many drugs that work in the lab don't work in us.

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Stories


Neuropixels data

Neuropixels data opens new window into brain cell communication

New release includes the world’s largest dataset of electrical, all-or-none spiking brain activity gathered using high-resolution silicon probes that read out activity from hundreds of neurons at once. Updates to brain-map.org also include new research on mouse and human brain cell types and connections.

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OpenScope

Three collaborative studies launch on 'Openscope'

Recently selected research projects through the Allen Institute’s shared observatory for neuroscience will tackle Alzheimer’s disease, motion detection, and how the brain processes contextual information.

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Data Stories

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

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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NIH Aging Brain Grants

New grants to study the aging brain and build better tools for neuroscience

Two new NIH-funded grants to Allen Institute researchers will support an atlas of aging mouse brain cell types and a toolkit to light up specific cell types in the brain.

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SfN 2019

Allen Institute workshops and more at Society for Neuroscience

Coming to SfN? Attend one of our two satellite workshops on Saturday Oct. 19 on brain cell type diversity and the mouse visual system in action, see our talks and posters, and meet Allen Institute researchers at booth #401 and our collaborators at Neuropixels booth #2037.

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Allen Institute Showcase Symposium 2019

Showcase Symposium Nov. 11-12

Our annual event showcasing the Allen Institute for Brain Science is coming early this year. Attend this two-day event to learn more about our research through presentations and posters, and meet our recently announced 2019 Next Generation Leaders.

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In the News


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

NPR, August 21, 2019

Scientists Start Building a Parts List for the Brain

Scientific American, August 21, 2019

Allen Institute researchers compare human, mouse brains in hopes of better treatments for psychiatric disorders

Seattle Times, August 21, 2019

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

STAT, August 21, 2019

How pieces of live human brain are helping scientists map nerve cells

ScienceNews, August 7, 2019

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