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UK-Japan Neuroscience Symposium 2020

Jan 14, 2020

This meeting will bring together leading neuroscientists from the UK and Japan to explore exciting new techniques in Neuroscience and ways in which new technologies can be applied to solving some of the most pressing health issues of our time such as dementia and mental health conditions.

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EPSRC Visit Presentation and Q&A with John Hand

Jan 14, 2020

John Hand, Head of the Physical Sciences Theme at the EPSRC, is visiting Cambridge to present to the research community the purpose, aims and funding schemes available within EPSRC Physical Sciences.

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The Royal Society Funding Visit – University of Cambridge, 28th of January 2020

Jan 14, 2020

The Royal Society Grants Team is visiting the University of Cambridge on the 28h of January 2020.

 

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APPLY FOR A FENS TRAVEL GRANT

Jan 14, 2020

In association with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), Proteintech is offering 4 x £500 travel grants to attend the 2020 FENS Forum meeting in Glasgow, UK.

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Wellcome Diversity and Inclusion funding event

Jan 14, 2020

Members of the Wellcome Diversity and Inclusion team will be coming to Cambridge on Tuesday 21 January 2020 to talk to researchers.

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Rosetrees Trust 2020 Enterprise Fellowships

Jan 14, 2020

Rosetrees Trust has announced the launch of the 2020 nationwide Enterprise Fellowship Scheme. Awards are up to £180,000 over three years for Biomedical Research.

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Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Jan 14, 2020

Three prizes will be awarded in any area in basic or medical life sciences, and one prize will specifically recognize advances in Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders.

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CamBRAIN - Term card for Lent term

Dec 20, 2019

Check out the packed programme of events that CamBRAIN will host in Lent term.

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FENS2020 Forum in Glasgow - Registration now open!

Dec 20, 2019

FENS and the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) are delighted to announce that registration and abstract submission for the FENS Forum are now open.

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CNS2020 - April 15th 2020 - Save the Date!

Dec 20, 2019

The 30th annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar will take place on April 15th 2020 at Robinson College with dinner at Downing College in the evening.

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Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize 2020 for collaboration between Medicine and Chemistry

Dec 20, 2019

Applications are now open for the Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize 2019 to stimulate collaborative research between Medicine and Chemistry.

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Upcoming call for target-based proposals: Dementia Consortium

Dec 20, 2019

The Dementia Consortium is seeking innovative academic proposals that aim to robustly demonstrate target relevance to human disease.

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Mothers’ and babies’ brains ‘more in tune’ when mother is happy

Dec 17, 2019

Mothers’ and babies’ brains can work together as a ‘mega-network’ by synchronising brain waves when they interact.

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2019/20 Sanofi iAwards Europe is now open

Dec 17, 2019

This scheme funds translational pilot projects as collaborations between University researchers and Sanofi scientists in Sanofi's strategic priority areas, with the opportunity for successful projects to be taken forward for further development.

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Meet....Medicines Discovery Catapult

Dec 13, 2019

This event will include talks and a networking lunch, followed by opportunities to arrange a 1:1 meeting with representatives from the Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC).

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How to Develop a Medical Device or Diagnostic

Dec 13, 2019

If you are thinking about or have started developing a diagnostic tool or medical device, then this workshop is for you.

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Sanofi iAwards Europe – call launching shortly

Nov 29, 2019

The 2019/20 Sanofi iAwards Europe call will be launched on 13th December inviting expressions of interest from University of Cambridge researchers.

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Turing presents AI UK

Nov 29, 2019

The Alan Turing Institute is hosting a two-day showcase featuring the very best of UK academic work in AI and machine learning.

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EPSRC funding calls: IAA grants

Nov 29, 2019

There are four funding calls from the EPSRC with upcoming application deadlines.

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Meet with... Johnson and Johnson Innovation

Nov 29, 2019

In this event, representatives from Johnson & Johnson Innovation will provide an overview of goals and missions, highlighting how Johnson & Johnson Innovation interacts with the entrepreneurial community through JLABS, JJDC, The Innovation Centers and Janssen Business & Development.

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Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum January Event

Nov 29, 2019

The January CamNTF event will have an AI and machine learning focus and we have some fantastic speakers lined up.

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The use of antidepressants by over 65s has a substantial increase in 20 years

Nov 8, 2019

A study led Carol Brayne(Public Health and Primary Care) has shown that the number of people over 65 taking antidepressants has more than doubled in 20 years.

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Childhood Obesity linked to structural brain differences

Nov 8, 2019

A study by Lisa Ronan (Psychiatry) and Paul Fletcher (Psychiatry) has uncovered distinct differences in brain structure in obese children compared to those of normal weight.

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Brain Research UK 2020 project grant call is now open!

Nov 8, 2019

We are inviting preliminary grant applications for translational research projects under our three priority themes: acquired brain and spinal cord injury, neuro-oncology, and headache and facial pain.

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Big Bid Fund: Support for preparation of large bids

Nov 4, 2019

The support offered by the Fund is flexible according to the needs of individual proposals.

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Women in STEM: Stepheni Uh

Nov 4, 2019

Stepheni Uh is a PhD candidate in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

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The Pict warrior fighting her inner demons

Nov 4, 2019

Professor Paul Fletcher, a psychiatrist at the University of Cambridge with a particular interest in psychosis, acts as the Mental Health Advisor for Ninja Theory.

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Matt Lambon Ralph Elected Fellow of The British Academy

Aug 21, 2019

Congratulations to Matthew Lambon Ralph (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) who has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy

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Royal Medal winner 2019

Aug 16, 2019

Congratulations to Michel Goedert FMedSci FRS (MRC LMB) who was awarded the Royal Medal for identifying and characterising assembled tau protein and alpha-synuclein and showing that they form the inclusions of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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'Projection neuron' identified as key cell in multiple sclerosis development

Aug 16, 2019

A study by postdoctoral fellow Lucas Schirmer, in the laboratory of David Rowitch discovered that a specific brain cell known as a 'projection neuron' has a central role to play in the atrophic brain changes seen in multiple sclerosis (MS).
 

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Designing stem-cell-based dopamine cell replacement trials for Parkinson’s disease

Aug 16, 2019

Roger Barker explores the clinical studies of Parkinson’s disease, using a dopamine cell replacement strategy, that have been in progress for more than 30 years.

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How is post-stroke fatigue understood by stroke survivors and carers?

Aug 16, 2019

Karen Thomas, a PhD student supervised by Jonathan Mant  devised a study to understand post-stroke fatigue from the perspective of stroke survivors and care-givers expressed in an online discussion forum.

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UKRI-BBSRC Bioscience Big Ideas Pipeline

Aug 16, 2019

UKRI-BBSRC has launched the Big Ideas Pipeline, a pilot programme through which UKRI-BBSRC aims to engage with their broad research and innovation community in a quest to identify adventurous and exciting ideas that have the potential to be transformational.

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Joint lubricating fluid plays key role in osteoarthritic pain, study finds

Aug 16, 2019

A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells similar to that caused by chilli peppers.

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Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

Jul 10, 2019

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same figure as found in the West.

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New approach to drug discovery could lead to personalised treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

Jul 10, 2019

Researchers have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia.

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England world-leading for dementia with Lewy bodies expertise

Jul 23, 2019

England is the world’s top performing region in terms of expertise in dementia with Lewy bodies, according to new data analysis published by Expertscape – a website which objectively ranks people and institutions by their expertise across more than 26,000 biomedical topics.

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Researchers develop game app for autism rehabilitation

Jul 23, 2019

Researchers from China and Cambridge team led by Professor Barbara Sahakian are developing a game app based on artificial intelligence technology to help children with autism.

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Report examines origins and nature of ‘maths anxiety’

Jul 10, 2019

A report out today examines the factors that influence ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child’s development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys.

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Inflammation links heart disease and depression, study finds

Jul 10, 2019

People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation – the body’s response to negative environmental factors, such as stress. 

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‘Mindreading’ neurons simulate decisions of social partners

Jul 10, 2019

Scientists have identified special types of brain cells that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions. Dysfunction in these ‘simulation neurons’ may help explain difficulties with social interactions in conditions such as autism and social anxiety.

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Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson’s and dementia in animal studies

Jul 10, 2019

A prescription drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.

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Study identifies our ‘inner pickpocket’

Jul 10, 2019

Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which suggests there is an ‘inner pickpocket’ in all of us.

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Funding Pre-announcement - Restricted Call: NERC Capital Call 2019

Jul 8, 2019

NERC has issued a pre-announcement for a call for proposals for capital assets (for science, innovation, estates, IT and/or facilities), for which NERC has allocated up to £3 million.

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