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Newsletter DECEMBER 2019
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Mouse Brain Connectivity

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

A study recently published in Nature traced thousands of connections between brain areas and lays the groundwork for researchers to better understand how brain circuitry might go awry in diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.

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Stories


Songbird Data Stories

Data Stories | How bird brains help us understand our own

Rockefeller University neuroscientist Erich Jarvis studies how vocal learning evolves. Find out how Allen Institute resources are helping him connect the dots from bird song to human speech and register here to see Jarvis speak at the Allen Institute on January 17, 2020.

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Female Mice

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

A team of researchers who were trying to identify neurons that drive instinctive behaviors in mice uncovered something surprising on the way: brain cell types that exist only in female or male animals.

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Neuropeptides Story

These small proteins reveal a new kind of brain diversity

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

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SfN 2019 recap

4 takeaways from 2019’s largest neuroscience meeting

More than 27,000 brain scientists gathered in Chicago at the Society for Neuroscience conference to share their latest and greatest research findings. We rounded up a few among many standouts.

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Showcase 2019

Showcase Symposium videos online

Miss our 2019 Showcase Symposium or want to re-watch a favorite speaker? Team talks from the Allen Institute for Brain Science and talks from Next Generation Leaders are now available on our YouTube channel.

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ExpandingMinds 2020

Expanding Minds - The Allen Institute Conference on Human Brain Evolution

Join us April 1-2, 2020, at the Allen Institute for a meeting featuring the latest insights from leading researchers in the field of human brain evolution, co-chaired by Chris Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Greenberg, Ph.D. and David Reich, Ph.D. of the Allen Discovery Center at Boston Children's Hospital.

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In the News


Scientists Derive High-Res View of Connections in Mammalian Brain

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, October 31, 2019

Allen Institute kicks brain wave recording into overdrive with Neuropixels probe

GeekWire, October 14, 2019

Woman has part of her living brain removed for science

Reuters, September 11, 2019

Why Drugs that Work on Mice Don't Work on Humans

LabRoots, August 21, 2019

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