Howard Hughes Medical Institute: MouseLight Project Maps 1,000 Neurons (and Counting) in the Mouse Brain

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: MouseLight Project Maps 1,000 Neurons (and Counting) in the Mouse Brain. “Janelia Research Campus scientists have mapped more than 1,000 neurons in the mouse brain. It’s the most extensive neural wiring diagram available, and the data are accessible online.”

Researchers propose detecting deepfakes with surprising new tool: Mice (CNET)

CNET: Researchers propose detecting deepfakes with surprising new tool: Mice. “Decades after Terminator’s Skynet first taught us to fear the apocalyptic potential of artificial intelligence, deepfakes represent a less deadly but very real threat from AI. Some researchers are now using a surprising and definitively analog tool to detect AI-manipulated audio: mice.”

EurekAlert: Gene activity database could spare thousands of mice

EurekAlert: Gene activity database could spare thousands of mice. “A comprehensive database of gene activity in mice across ten disease models, which could significantly reduce animal use worldwide, has been developed by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, which gives a full picture of the immune response to different pathogens.”

GeekWire: Chan Zuckerberg Biohub launches open-access database of mouse cells to fuel research

GeekWire: Chan Zuckerberg Biohub launches open-access database of mouse cells to fuel research. “Today the Biohub is launching Tabula Muris, an open-source database that details the biology of the average healthy mouse cell-by-cell, providing a potential gold mine for medical researchers. The database was developed in collaboration with Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco.”

Allen Institute for Brain Science: Allen Institute for Brain Science Database Release Nearly Doubles Mouse Brain Cell Data

Allen Institute for Brain Science: Allen Institute for Brain Science Database Release Nearly Doubles Mouse Brain Cell Data. “The Allen Institute for Brain Science today announced the release of new data, tools to analyze those data and a new web-based 3D viewer to explore anatomy and connections in the mouse brain, the Allen Brain Explorer. Today’s data release almost doubles the number of mouse cells in the Allen Cell Types Database – raising the number included from just over 1,000 to slightly more than 1,900 cells – as well as adding new neuronal connectivity information to the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas and adding more single-cell transcriptomics data from mouse, human and macaque brain cells.”