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Brain Science News April 2018

Data Stories: Decoding the Brain

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See how New York high school student Kathleen Esfahany used data from the Allen Brain Observatory to explore the organization and structure of six visual areas in the brain.

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Biophysical neuron model

Diversity of cortical neurons captured in comprehensive computer models

The Allen Institute for Brain Science has produced the first comprehensive, publicly available database of predictive neuron models, along with their corresponding data. The generalized leaky integrate-and-fire (GLIF) and biophysically detailed models are described in two articles published in the journal Nature Communications.

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The Quest to Unravel the Connectome

The quest to unravel the connectome

Researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science are working in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, Princeton University and Harvard Medical School on the IARPA MICrONS project. The goal is to create the largest ever roadmap of connections in the mammalian brain.

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Democratizing single-cell analysis

Democratizing single-cell analysis

Scientists at the Allen Institute and the University of Washington have developed a new low-cost technique for profiling gene expression in hundreds of thousands of cells -- Split Pool Litigation-based Transcriptome sequencing (SPLiT-seq).

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NeuroFutures 2018

NeuroFutures 2018

The fifth annual NeuroFutures conference will be held at the University of Washington on June 28 and 29, 2018, with plenary lectures as well as daily poster sessions.

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CNS 2018

CNS 2018

The Allen Institute will cohost CNS 2018 on July 14-18, in partnership with the University of Washington, with tutorials, the welcome reception and workshops being held at the Allen Institute headquarters in Seattle.

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Allen Brain Institute shares huge database of computerized neurons at work
GeekWire, March 1, 2018

Researchers measure gene activity in single cells, March 16, 2018

Single-Cell Analysis for a Penny a Profile
GEN, March 16, 2018


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