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Applications for the MRC LMB 2018-entry PhD Programme are now open

Oct 19, 2017

Every year the LMB International PhD Programme gives 20-30 new graduate students from the UK and all over the world the opportunity to do cutting-edge research. 

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Appointments to the Councils of UK Research and Innovation

Oct 19, 2017

Do you want to play a vital role in the UK’s research and innovation system and a key part in creating a new, ground-breaking organisation?

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Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen awarded grant for suicide prevention research

Oct 19, 2017

Dr Anne-Laura Van Harmelen has been awarded a grant of £550,000 by mental health charity MQ to research suicide prevention amongst young people.

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Cambridge Neuroscientists part of IMPRiND consortium

Oct 19, 2017

Launch of the IMPRiND Consortium to investigate how aggregated proteins contribute to the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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Seeking Expressions of Interest for UK DRI Programme Leader / UK DRI Fellow Positions

Oct 18, 2017

Successful applicants will have relevant expertise and an interest in addressing fundamental questions in neurodegeneration. In particular, the fields of proteostasis, translational control at the synapse, myelin/axon interactions in neuronal health and disease and the biomechanics of brain ageing, all of which are particularly suited to this cross-disciplinary environment are areas we are keen to expand.

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Global collaboration produces largest analysis of brains of patients with trichotillomania

Oct 18, 2017

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, the University of Chicago, Harvard Medical School, the University of Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch pooled together existing sets of MRI brain scans of trichotillomania patients.

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Cambridge researchers recognised at Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health

Oct 18, 2017

The Bedfordshire Center for Mental Health Research and the University of Cambridge (BCMHR-CU) hosted the 6th Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health on 20th-22nd September, attracting leading experts in the fields of psychiatry, philosophy and neuroscience. 

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Rethinking the concept of autism

Oct 18, 2017

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen discusses the use and suitability of the term 'disorder' for autism

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Dr Amy Milton awarded Young Scientist Award at EBPS

Oct 18, 2017

This is a prize given biennially to a scientist under the age of 40 who is "an established investigator in behavioural pharmacology research, who has demonstrated research excellence".

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Welcome to Professor Mark Johnson, new HOD of Psychology

Oct 18, 2017

From October 1st 2017 Prof Mark Johnson is Professor of Experimental Psychology (1931) and Head of the Department of Psychology. 

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British Psychological Society Book Award

Oct 18, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Barbara Sahakian and Julia Gottwald, winners of the British Psychological Society Book Award in the Popular Science Category for their book, Sex, Lies and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds. 

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Studies begin on first Huntington’s disease sheep imported to UK

Oct 18, 2017

The Cambridge research will be led by Professor Jenny Morton from the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.

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Leprosy turns the immune system against itself, study finds

Oct 18, 2017

Leprosy hijacks our immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells.

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Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts

Oct 18, 2017

Funding cuts and austerity measures are damaging young people’s access to mental health services, with potentially long-term consequences for their mental wellbeing.

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Winner takes all: Success enhances taste for luxury goods, study suggests

Oct 18, 2017

What drives people to purchase luxury goods? New research suggests that it may be a sense of being a ‘winner’ – but that contrary to expectations, it is not driven by testosterone.

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Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessment

Oct 18, 2017

Forty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse.

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Internal Selection - RCUK Innovation Fellowships– Social Science Postdocs

Oct 17, 2017

The RCUK Innovation Fellowships funding round is now open.  Please note that the fellowships must be completed by 31st March 2018.

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New report on Mental Health & Wellbeing from AHRC

Oct 17, 2017

A new report, Exploring Mental Health and Wellbeing, published recently by the AHRC highlights the important role that arts and humanities based research can play in helping to address complex issues around mental health and features Cambridge research.

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Cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call

Oct 17, 2017

The research councils are pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call.


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Forthcoming BrainBox Initiative events & Opportunities

Oct 17, 2017

Brought to you by Rogue Resolutions, the BrainBox Initiative provides early career neuroscientists with opportunities to grow, develop and showcase their research.

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Funding Available - Canadian Networking Opportunity

Oct 17, 2017

The Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR) is launching a Global Call for Ideas for challenge-focused interdisciplinary research collaborations in any area of research.

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The Evelyn Trust open for applications for their 2017/18 Medical Research Grants scheme

Oct 17, 2017

The Evelyn Trust is focused on funding medical research projects that have clear clinical impact, that can deliver transformational change, or that can increase inter-disciplinary working.

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1st International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health

Oct 17, 2017

Join world experts, patients and caregivers for this interdisciplinary discussion on the role of sex and gender in the treatment of brain and mental diseases.

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Inferior- how science got women wrong and the new research that's rewriting the story

Oct 17, 2017

On 22nd November, Angela Saini, an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster, will discuss "Inferior" and the latest research into gender stereotypes, in conversation with Dr Kirstie Whitaker.

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Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare - Imaging Clinic

Oct 10, 2017

The CMIH & partners host a regular imaging clinic, offering a free, walk in consultation service for imaging related projects.

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PhD studentships in neuroscience and neurology

Oct 10, 2017

The studentships, which may be held by clinicians or non-clinicians, provide funding of up to £120,000 for three to four years.

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Internal call - Isaac Newton Trust Early Career Support Scheme for University Lecturers

Oct 5, 2017

As our funding from the Isaac Newton Trust for the Early Career Support Scheme for University Lecturers has been renewed, we would like to alert you to an internal call that we will be advertising within the next couple of weeks. 

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Cambridge Enterprise and EPOC's Postdoc Business Plan Competition Grand Finale

Oct 4, 2017

Join us to watch the finalists pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges as part of an audience that includes postdocs, senior University members, mentors and investors. 

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David Menon: The incredible, incurable, clinical rationalist

Oct 4, 2017

The article describes Professor Menon’s early life and work as a clinical academic since he was appointed in 1993 as the first Director of the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

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Join CamBRAIN now

Oct 4, 2017

CamBRAIN runs a series of events that allow our members to share experiences and build successful networks.

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Public Engagement Starter Fund

Oct 4, 2017

This #StarterFund17 scheme is a continuation of the 2016 Public Engagement Seed Fund scheme, one of the activities introduced and supported by the Research Council UK Catalyst Seed Fund.

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11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience - Berlin 2018

Sep 27, 2017

The 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience will take place in Berlin in July 7-11 2018. Registration open now...

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BNA Christmas Symposium 2017 | December 18th 2017

Sep 27, 2017

This year's BNA Christmas Symposium, held in South Quay in Canary Wharf, London, will bring together leading researchers to explore how neurotechnology is shaping both neuroscience research and the wider world around us. 

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Awards and Prizes for Engagement and Research on offer from BNA - nominate now!

Sep 27, 2017

The BNA recognises, promotes and supports neuroscientific excellence via a number of prize schemes.

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Winter School on the Neuroscience of Consciousness

Aug 17, 2017

The Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind, and Consciousness at CIFAR is organising a Winter School on the Neuroscience of Consciousness to be held in Montebello Quebec on December 7-10, 2017.

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Programme Leader Track - Neurobiology @MRC LMB, Cambridge

Jul 10, 2017

Opportunity to apply for Independent Group Leader position in Neurobiology at MRC LMB in Cambridge. 

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Seeking paid short-term RAs with experience in immunology, oncology, genomics, and neurosciences - £20/hour

Jul 31, 2017

Dr. Michaël Bikard, from the London Business School is looking for postdoctoral researchers who have experience in immunology, oncology, genomics, and neurosciences to work on comparing and contrasting a set of academic papers (paid position).

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Neuroscience graduate program in Munich, Germany.

Jul 24, 2017

Applications now being taken for PhD progrmme in Munich, with a focus on Circuit Neuroscience.

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PhD student wins science writer award for article on sex differences in the brain

Jul 24, 2017

Julia Gottwald won the Best Student Science Journalist Award for her article entitled 'Does your brain have a sex?' which was published by BlueSci, the Cambridge University Science Magazine, Easter 2016.

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Congratulations to Professor Barbara Sahakian on election to Fellowship of British Academy

Jul 24, 2017

Professor Barbara Sahakian was elected to the fellowship of the British Academy.

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Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 - report, pictures and video

Jul 18, 2017

Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 took place from Friday to Sunday (June 23-25), and was a free public festival of brain science, filled with lectures, discussions and exhibits for visitors.

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‘Brain training’ app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment

Jul 18, 2017

A ‘brain training’ game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia.

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Congratulations to Professor Trevor Robbins

Jul 18, 2017

Trevor Robbins has been elected to receive the 2017 Goldman-Rakic Award.

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Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we’re dieting

Jul 18, 2017

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.

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Genes influence ability to read a person’s mind from their eyes

Jul 18, 2017

Our DNA influences our ability to read a person’s thoughts and emotions from looking at their eyes, suggests a new study.

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Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Jul 18, 2017

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and stop their production. 

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Studies begin on first Huntington’s disease sheep imported to UK

Jul 18, 2017

Scientists at the University of Cambridge will shortly begin studying sheep that have been genetically modified to carry the mutation that causes Huntington’s disease. 

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New research group focused on improving the care of patients with traumatic brain injury in low- and middle-income countries established at the University of Cambridge

Jul 14, 2017

The Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital has been funded with £1.78 million in order to establish the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma. 

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Engineering solutions to traumatic head injuries

Jun 4, 2017

Researchers in the Biomechanics Group, in collaboration with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, have gained deeper understanding into the mechanics of the skull that can lead to better ways to treat patients with traumatic brain injuries.

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The OCD Brain: how animal research helps us understand a devastating condition

Apr 20, 2017

In our series of films, science writer David Adam looks at how research in OCD at Cambridge using animals helps us understand what is happening in the brain – and may lead to better treatments.

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Astrocytes Set the Pace of Our Body Clocks

Apr 4, 2017

In their article published recently, which features on the front cover of Neuron, the Hastings Group describe their findings that astrocytes control sleep/wake cycles.

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Patients with OCD have difficulty learning when a stimulus is safe

Mar 7, 2017

People who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are poorer at learning about the safety of a stimulus than healthy volunteers.

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