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Seattle skyline turns blue for Allen Institute

If you see a lot of blue lights around Seattle landmarks this week, it’s not in honor of the Seahawks — this time, the color scheme is paying tribute to another one of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s pet projects, the Allen Institute. … Continue reading

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Scientists discover mysterious human brain cell

A gene-by-gene, neuron-by-neuron search has turned up a new breed of brain cell that may serve as a fine-scale “volume control” for neural activity in humans. The novel type of brain cell, known as a rosehip neuron, is described in … Continue reading

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Scientists get time on a telescope for the brain

OpenScope is open for business. The Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science has taken a page from the playbook for the Hubble Space Telescope to create its latest channel for open-access neuroscience. Like Hubble’s handlers, the institute is taking requests from researchers … Continue reading

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Brain scientists meet to share big data

What’s the best way to fine-tune brain stimulation to stop tremors? How do brain-wave patterns shift as we grow up? Can psychedelic drugs reverse the descent into depression? Such questions are being addressed in Seattle this week during a conference … Continue reading

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Allen Institute boosts its brain cell database

The Allen Institute for Brain Science has added about 900 virtual mouse brain cells to its Allen Cell Types Database, bringing the total to slightly more than 1,900 cells available for study. But wait: There’s more. Today’s release also includes a new, browser-based … Continue reading

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Biologists use AI to flesh out cell’s inner workings

What happens when you cross cell biology with artificial intelligence? At the Allen Institute for Cell Science, the answer isn’t super-brainy microbes, but new computer models that can turn simple black-and-white pictures of live human cells into color-coded, 3-D visualizations … Continue reading

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Huge database shows virtual neurons at work

Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science has created a publicly available database of computerized neuron models that could be used as building blocks to study how brains work in the real world. The two sets of computer models are described … Continue reading

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