Investigating how psychedelics such as psilocybin act on serotonin receptors, researchers shed new light on how the drugs affect consciousness and assist in treating a range of mental health disorders.
Researchers have compiled a new, highly detailed 3D brain map that captures the shapes and activity of neurons in the visual neocortex of mice. The map is freely available for neuroscience researchers and artificial intelligence specialists to utilize.
Researchers have created the most comprehensive 'parts list' of the human brain to date. They uncovered crucial differences between human and mouse brain cells. The findings may explain why many drugs used in research do not work in human models.
Researchers have identified a new type of human neuron which they have dubbed the 'rosehip neuron'. The newly discovered cells are inhibitory neurons which may only be found in human and primate brains.
Allen Institute researchers have launched a new predictive, comprehensive model of a living human cell. The 3D model has been released as a public resource that will allow researchers to study human disease models and better understand cell properties.