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Scientists publish a ‘parts list’ for the brain

A study led by researchers at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science lays out a “parts list” for the brain, including a detailed look at the differences between the parts for human brains and mouse brains. They say the genetic … Continue reading

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Scientists fine-tune brain-to-speech translator

Neuroscientists have demonstrated a computerized system that can determine in real time what’s being said, based on brain activity rather than actual speech. The technology is being supported in part by Facebook Reality Labs, which is aiming to create a non-invasive, … Continue reading

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Neuralink takes the wraps off brain probe

Two years after word emerged that tech billionaire Elon Musk was backing a company called Neuralink, the secretive brain-link venture opened up about its progress, including tests of a robotic “sewing machine” that has wired up rat brains with threadlike sensors. … Continue reading

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$43 million effort targets brain-blood connection

Medical researchers know all about the blood-brain barrier, but Seattle’s Allen Institute and the American Heart Association have selected three teams to participate in a $43 million initiative to study the blood-brain connection. The American Heart Association-Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment initiative, launched … Continue reading

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Neuroscientists draw up ‘parts list’ for brain cells

How many different kinds of cells are there in the brain? At least 133 kinds, including two types of neurons not recognized before, according to a pair of studies featured on the cover of this week’s issue of the journal … 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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