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Pre-announcement – Restricted Call: RAEng Fellowships (indicative internal deadline: 05 August 2021)

Jun 23, 2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that the 2021/22 round of the Research Fellowship scheme will open in early July 2021.

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FRM 2021 - Online and Free to attend for FENS members

Jun 9, 2021

The FRM 2021 is organised jointly by the Polish Neuroscience Society (PNS) and the Lithuanian Neuroscience Association (LNA) under the auspices and with support from the Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), and also with support from the International Brain Research Organization Pan-Europe Regional Committee (IBRO PERC).

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Cambridge Access to Mental Health and Psychology - summer programme

Jun 2, 2021

For the first time, researchers in psychiatry and psychology at the University of Cambridge are hosting a virtual summer programme.

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Funding call: RAEng Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships

Jun 1, 2021

The scheme aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by sponsoring leading academics to undertake research of industrial relevance.

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Follow-Up May 2021: COVID-19 & Mental Well-being

May 12, 2021

The pandemic is ongoing, and in some parts of the world it is worse than ever. And while things are improving for many, the impact on our daily lives are still palpable. Therefore we wish to understand how potential mental health problems are developing over time. Take this survey and have your say.

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Strategic longer and larger grants: frontier bioscience 2021-2022

May 4, 2021

Projects must have the potential to produce a distinctive contribution to bioscience knowledge. They must improve our understanding of the fundamental ‘rules of life’ that govern biological systems.

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FENS is looking for its next Executive Director

Apr 29, 2021

The new Executive Director should have experience in leading a scientific organisation, knowledge of current trends and issues facing life sciences and particularly neuroscience, and understand the legislative process and public policy, as well as the financial tenets of a non‐profit organisation.

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Congratulations to Dr Tim O'Leary on being selected to the FKNE network!

Apr 29, 2021

15 outstanding early career investigators based in ten different FENS member countries have been selected to be part of the 2021 cohort of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE).

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXCITE Zurich Summer School 2021

Apr 26, 2021

Registration is now open for the 15th EXCITE Zurich Summer School on Biomedical Imaging that will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, from 6 - 17 September 2021.

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New genetic clues point to new treatments for small, often 'silent', strokes

Apr 19, 2021

Researchers have identified new genetic clues in people who have had small and often apparently 'silent' strokes that are difficult to treat and a major cause of vascular dementia.

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A step forward towards the development of treatments aimed at restoring mitochondrial function in inflammatory CNS diseases

Apr 19, 2021

Stefano Pluchino, Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti and their team have been working on how to reduce the persistent brain inflammation contributing to pathogenesis of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, including multiple sclerosis.

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Congratulations to Professor Giovanna Mallucci

Apr 16, 2021

The Potamkin family, in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology(AAN) and American Brain Foundation (ABF), would like to congratulate Giovanna Mallucci, MD, PhD and Kenneth Kosik, MA, MD,  this year's recipients of The Potamkin Prize.

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Gene therapy technique shows potential for repairing damage caused by glaucoma and dementia

Apr 12, 2021

Scientists have shown in animal studies that gene therapy may help repair some of the damage caused in chronic neurodegenerative conditions such as glaucoma and dementia.

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Pandemic restrictions aggravating known triggers for self-harm and poor mental health among children and young people

Apr 1, 2021

Experts have issued a stark warning about the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young people.

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Autism rates have increased and show differences in ethnic minorities and links to social disadvantage

Apr 1, 2021

Around one in 57 (1.76%) children in the UK is on the autistic spectrum, significantly higher than previously reported, according to a study of more than seven million children.

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MRC neurosciences and mental health research grant: Sep 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Funding is available from MRC’s Neurosciences and Mental Health Board to support focused research projects on neurosciences and mental health.

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The Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition 2021

Mar 23, 2021

In 2020 the competition was renamed to honour the life and career of the late Chris Abell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Professor of Biological Chemistry. This year's competition will be open for entry from Wednesday 28th April.

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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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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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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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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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