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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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Cambridge Trust & Technology Initiative 2019 Symposium- Sept 19th

Aug 16, 2019

 Join the Cambridge Trust & Technology Initiative at our symposium at Churchill College, Cambridge on September 19th, from 2pm to 8pm and be part of this conversation.

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The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine research prize

Aug 16, 2019

The Lister Institute is now accepting applications for their 2020 Research Prizes (six awards worth £250,000 each).

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Public Engagement Starter Fund

Aug 16, 2019

The Public Engagement Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities. Grants ranging from £500 - £1,500 are available.

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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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Consultancy workshop for academics & researchers 2 Oct

Aug 15, 2019

Do you want to share your knowledge through consultancy projects? Perhaps you are already consulting, but want to refresh your expertise in this area.

If so, Cambridge Enterprise is delighted to be offering this half-day training course to academics and researchers of the University.

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Autumn School in Data Science: Machine learning applications for life sciences

Jul 31, 2019

Registration is open for the "Autumn School in Data Science: Machine learning applications for life sciences", which will take place at the University of Cambridge on Sep 23-26.

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High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

Aug 2, 2019

Cambridge Neuroscientists have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism.

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Chemistry Networks 2019: Focus on AI and Machine Learning

Aug 2, 2019

The Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, invites you to attend its annual industry networking and showcase event: Chemistry Networks 2019: Focus on AI and Machine Learning

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Stem Cells UK Symposium

Jul 31, 2019

Stem Cells UK is a one day stem cell research meeting co-organised by the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, The Francis Crick Institute and the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh.  The event will be held at the Crick on 1st October 2019 and features a programme of leading stem cell researchers fro, around the UK.

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Molecular Neurodegeneration Course, Wellcome Genome Campus

Jul 31, 2019

This course provides an overview of the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disorders and is aimed at individuals working in neurodegenerative research, neurogenetics or translational neuroscience, including clinical scientists, veterinary scientists, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

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Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research - internal deadline 12 August 2019

Jul 30, 2019

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has announced the Award for Biomedical Research. One grant of up to £1.7m is offered to support a five-year programme of translational biomedical research.

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Cambridge University Press launches University Collaboration Budget

Jul 30, 2019

A new funding initiative by Cambridge University Press to support collaborative projects between the University and the Press.

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Restricted call: Innovate UK / MRC / CRUK call Enabling Integrated Diagnostics for Early Detection

Jul 30, 2019

Innovate UK have announced a call in collaboration with MRC and CRUK for Enabling integrated diagnostics for early detection. (internal deadline 15 August 2019)

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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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Restricted Call: RAEng Research Fellowships and Engineering forDevelopment Research Fellowships 2019/20 (internal deadline: 12 August 2019)

Jul 11, 2019

This call is aimed at outstanding engineering early career researchers who have been awarded their PhD Certificate (or the PhD has been unconditionally approved) no more than four years prior to the funder submission deadline. 

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Internal Funding Opportunity: ESRC Festival of Social Science | Applications by 20 September 2019

Jul 11, 2019

The call to host an event or exhibition as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences is now open. The annual event is a celebration of the social sciences and takes place across the UK via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more. 

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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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Autistic adults experience high rates of negative life events

Jul 23, 2019

Autistic adults are vulnerable to many types of negative life experience, including employment difficulties, financial hardship, domestic abuse and ‘mate-crime’, according to new research published today in the journal Autism Research

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Subject: Restricted call: TRDF: Transformative Research Technologies (internal deadline 5 August 2019)

Jul 11, 2019

The aim of the call is to support the early-stage development of cutting edge, high-impact transformative research technologies based on new advances in fundamental engineering, physical and life sciences which are essential to sustaining the vibrancy of life sciences discovery research in the UK. These technology developments should offer the potential of a step-change in the state-of-the-art for the given field.

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ALBORADA Research Fund 2019

Jul 11, 2019

The Cambridge-Africa  programme is pleased to announce that the call for proposals to the ALBORADA Research Fund, is now open.

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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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Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer’s disease

Jul 10, 2019

Virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

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Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse and more sexual partners

Jul 10, 2019

A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the USA has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students were more likely be affected and problematic smartphone use was associated with lower grade averages, mental health problems and higher numbers of sexual partners.

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Scientists identify possible source of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the brain

Jul 10, 2019

Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ – the unsettling feeling we get from robots and virtual agents that are too human-like. They have also shown that some people respond more adversely to human-like agents than others.

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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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Cambridge team to study concussion in international motorsport

Jul 5, 2019

Cambridge researchers are to take part in a study to examine the impact of concussion in motorsports, with the aim of reducing traumatic brain injury and helping drivers recover.

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