New brain maps could help the search for Alzheimer’s treatments

Scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science uncovered differences among human brain cells (left) those of the marmoset monkey (middle) and mouse in a brain region that controls movement, the primary motor cortex.

Scientists have created detailed maps of the brain area that controls movement in mice, monkeys and people. The maps could help explain human ailments like Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

(Image credit: Allen Institute for Brain Science)

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