Tag Archives: Brain

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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HPE supercomputer chosen for brain simulation

Hewlett Packard Enterprise says it’s been selected to build a supercomputer designed to simulate the inner workings of the mouse brain by 2020. The computer, known as Blue Brain 5, will become the platform for the Blue Brain Project, a Swiss-led campaign … 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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Neuralink brain-chip venture mulls tests on rodents

If Neuralink, the brain-chip company backed by billionaire Elon Musk, ever wants to hook up minds and machines, it’ll have to test the technology on animals first. Today Gizmodo reports that the California-based venture is already looking into animal testing, and may have … 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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