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Join i-Teams for the Easter Term – APPLY BY MARCH 16th

Mar 1, 2021

Interested in how new technologies are commercialised? Looking for some hands-on business skills and experience? Want to work in a team with post-graduates from other departments and colleges?

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Ferblanc grant applications 2021 - now open!

Feb 26, 2021

Ferblanc supports the advancement of neurological research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of neurological conditions and injuries. Ferblanc raises funds in order to make grants to research organisations and researchers. 

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5th edition of Impulse 2021 Programme starts soon – EPSRC/BBSRC IAA sponsorships available

Feb 25, 2021

The programme aims to help Postdocs to transform their innovative research projects into “high potential” business cases.

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Departmental Translational Consultancy

Feb 22, 2021

The specific call is to enable Departments and Institutes of the University to bid for funding to obtain the services of a translational consultant. 

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Enabling Technologies awards

Feb 22, 2021

The funds are to support early translational research and to encourage academics to make the initial steps in taking basic science through to biomedical application and patient benefit.

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Milner Seminar Series Online

Feb 18, 2021

Monthly online talks from academics and industry scientists, highlighting advances in disease understanding and therapeutic approaches.

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Mental Health Research UK - Scientific Committee

Feb 17, 2021

Mental Health Research UK are seeking to establish a small committee of clinical and non-clinical academics with diverse academic backgrounds, views and experiences to advise us and help with their work.

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How the pandemic may damage children’s social intelligence

Feb 12, 2021

How will the lost opportunities for social learning affect children’s development – and what can we do about it?

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Congratulations to Professor Robin Franklin!

Feb 12, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Robin Franklin on being jointly awarded the King Faisal Prize for Medicine in 2021. 

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Brief sensory deprivation triggers cell type-specific structural and functional plasticity in olfactory bulb neurons

Feb 12, 2021

The authors investigated how a short-lived loss of smell (akin to a mild cold) induces functional and structural plasticity in a specific sub-population of dopaminergic interneurons in the mouse olfactory bulb.

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Pre-announcement: Restricted call – Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarships (indicative internal deadline: mid-March 2021)

Feb 5, 2021

The Scholarships aim to support the most promising research scientists who are asking challenging questions that will contribute to advances in mental health research.

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DIGITAL SUPPORT How digital providers came to the fore to support global mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Feb 11, 2021

Research published today shows how digital providers are coming together to support the mental health needs of millions of users unable to access traditional services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Function identified of ‘mystery protein’ that kills healthy brain cells of people with Parkinson’s

Feb 11, 2021

A study published in Nature Communications presents new evidence about what a key protein called alpha-synuclein actually does in neurons in the brain.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Seminar Series Returns

Feb 11, 2021

The seminars planned for Lent and Easter 2021 are intended to provide an additional forum for a more detailed discussion of the new emerging themes of Cambridge Neuroscience.

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Statement regarding University of Leicester proposed redundancies in the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour

Feb 5, 2021

We stand with and support our neuroscience colleagues at Leicester University and have signed the following open letter as a show of our support and invite you to do the same if you are in agreement.

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College Research Associates - St John's College

Feb 5, 2021

St John’s College intends to appoint up to six College Research Associates from September 2021.

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Restricted call: ESRC New Investigator Grants (internal deadline 22 March 2021)

Feb 5, 2021

This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher.

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Cambridge Neuroscience endorse ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

Jan 13, 2021

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted and proud to announce we have endorsed the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion launched on 12th January 2021.

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COVID-19 & Mental Well-being (15-min-Follow-up)

Jan 12, 2021

Please take 15 minutes to partake in this Mental Well-being follow up survey. 

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Six ways to ‘reboot your brain’ after a hard year of COVID-19 – according to science

Jan 12, 2021

Colleagues from the Department of Psychiatry share six evidenced-based ways to change our brains for the better. 

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Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

Jan 12, 2021

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures.

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Jan 12, 2021

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings.

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Cambridge Neuroscience academics recognised in 2021 New Year Honours

Jan 12, 2021

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate Professors Simon Baron-Cohen and Usha Goswami on being recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours. 

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Restricted Call: Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Award 2021 (Internal deadline: 10 February 2021)

Dec 18, 2020

The aim of the interdisciplinary award is to foster innovative research that is at the interface between disciplines, stimulating new research collaborations that will result in breakthroughs with real potential to improve human health.

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Why it takes guts to protect the brain against infection

Dec 17, 2020

A study in mice, confirmed in human samples, has shown that the brain has a surprising ally in its protection: the gut.

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Researchers show how to target a 'shape-shifting' protein in Alzheimer’s disease

Dec 17, 2020

A new study suggests that it is possible to design drugs that can target a type of shape-shifting protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, which was previously thought to be undruggable.

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Rhythm and bleughs: how changes in our stomach’s rhythms steer us away from disgusting sights

Dec 17, 2020

The phrase ‘makes my stomach turn’ takes on a new meaning today as researchers at the University of Cambridge reveal that changes in the rhythm of our stomachs prompt us to look away from disgusting images.

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Age and pre-existing conditions increase risk of stroke among COVID-19 patients

Dec 17, 2020

Fourteen out of every 1,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital experience a stroke, a rate that is even higher in older patients and those with severe infection and pre-existing vascular conditions.

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Driving force behind cellular ‘protein factories’ could have implications for neurodegenerative disease

Dec 17, 2020

Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.

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Common drug for build-up of blood following head injury worse than placebo, study finds

Dec 17, 2020

A commonly-used treatment for chronic subdural haematoma could lead to a worse outcome than receiving no medication, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

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Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Dec 17, 2020

Apathy – a lack of interest or motivation – could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a ‘window of opportunity’ to treat the disease at an early stage.

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Gene therapy injection in one eye surprises scientists by improving vision in both

Dec 17, 2020

Injecting a gene therapy vector into one eye of someone suffering from LHON, the most common cause of mitochondrial blindness, significantly improves vision in both eyes, scientists have found.

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Last Call for Early Bird Registration. Advanced Courses in Venice

Dec 9, 2020

In a proven, unique format you will be exposed to a high-impact learning experience, these advanced courses take you outside the comfort zone of your own technical expertise, and will empower you with new analytical and strategic skills across areas of neuroscience.

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BNA2021 Festival of Neuroscience - Registration now open!

Nov 16, 2020

BNA2021 – running 12th-15th April 2021 - will bring together multiple organisations with an interest in neuroscience at a single, shared event, creating a novel, multi-organisation forum featuring all areas of fundamental research in neuroscience and psychology, from both academia and the commercial sector, plus clinical expertise in neurology and psychiatry.

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Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University, Singaport establish new Research Centre to suport lifelong learning

Oct 22, 2020

The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation.

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