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Newsletter AUGUST 2019
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Allen Institute for Brain Science
Periodic Table Brain Cell Types

Sorting neurons by their shape and activity to understand the elements making up the brain

A large study of mouse neurons’ 3D shape and electrophysiology, recently published in Nature Neuroscience, reveals new rules of brain architecture and neuron diversity.

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Stories


Casey Schorr

This is what it's like to donate your brain to science

Casey Schorr underwent invasive surgery to quell the epileptic seizures that were taking over his life. Now, a small piece of his brain tissue is helping scientists at the Allen Institute better understand the human brain.

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TeraVR

Virtual reality is helping neuroscientists better understand the brain

TeraVR lets researchers capture neurons’ 3D shapes in exquisite detail by immersing users into a virtual mouse brain.

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Resources for teachers

Allen Institute resources for teachers

We’ve recently debuted openly available posters and lesson plans on neurobiology and cell science for use in high school and college classrooms. Lesson plans are available to download and you may sign up to request a free poster for your classroom.

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BioImage Informatics 2019

BioImage Informatics 2019

Please join us at the Allen Institute for the BioImage Informatics Conference, October 2-4, 2019. This conference will explore processing, analysis and extraction of information and knowledge from biomedical images.

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IBRO 2019

Allen Institute at IBRO 2019

Attending this year’s IBRO World Congress in Daegu, South Korea? Sign up for our workshop on exploring multimodal neuronal data Sunday, September 22, attend our luncheon seminar on the Allen Cell Types Database on Tuesday, September 24, and visit our booth.

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In the News


Would you donate part of your living brain to science? This man did.

Seattle Times, June 23, 2019

What is the periodic table of the brain? A new neuron study investigates

Sci Europa, June 24, 2019

How to Map the Brain

Nature, July 24, 2019

5 Myths About Consciousness

Washington Post, July 26, 2019

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