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MRC Confidence in Concept Funding - Internal call now open

Apr 21, 2017

The Office for Translational Research is pleased to announce the launch of the 7th call for submissions for the Cambridge MRC Confidence in Concept award scheme.

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Scientists discover two repurposed drugs that arrest neurodegeneration in mice

Apr 21, 2017

A team of scientists who a few years ago identified a major pathway that leads to brain cell death in mice, have now found two drugs that block the pathway and prevent neurodegeneration.

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Cambridge named as a centre for the UK Dementia Research Institute

Apr 20, 2017

The University of Cambridge has been announced as one of the centres that will form the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) alongside Cardiff University, the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and King’s College London.

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Cambridge Networks Day (CNDay) - June 13th 2017

Apr 21, 2017

Cambridge Networks Day (CNDay) is a one-day conference bringing together researchers with an interest in complex networks from various departments and institutes in Cambridge and beyond.

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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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CamBRAIN Annual Careers Event - May 3 2017 - St John's College

Apr 20, 2017

Come and join us for CamBRAIN’s Annual Careers Event which will take place on Wednesday, 3rd May at 6pm in St John’s Old Divinity School.

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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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Wolfram Schultz shares world’s largest neuroscience prize for research on the brain’s reward system

Mar 6, 2017

This year, The Brain Prize for 2017 is awarded to Cambridge’s Wolfram Schultz, together with Peter Dayan and Ray Dolan from University College London for their analysis of how the brain recognises and processes reward.

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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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6th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium | Neural Networks in Health and Disease | 7-8 Sept 2017

Feb 9, 2017

Cambridge Neuroscience invite you to 'Neural Networks in Health & Disease' that will take place on the 7th and 8th of September 2017 at West Road Concert Hall, University of Cambridge.

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Sex, Lies & Brain Scans - Out Now!

Feb 6, 2017

In a new book, Sex, Lies & Brain Scans, the neuroscientists Professor Barbara Sahakian and Julia Gottwald argue that there needs to be an open, public debate about functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI.

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Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health 31 July - 2 August 2017

Feb 6, 2017

How can psychiatry, social media technology and culture be combined to create positive change for mental health

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Dr Becky Inkster, Public Engagement with Research Award winner 2016

Feb 6, 2017

Becky received one of our inaugural Public Engagement with Research Awards last year in a presentation by the Vice-Chancellor.

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Trevor Robbins receives Society of Biological Psychiatry 2017 Gold Medal Award

Jan 31, 2017

The Society of Biological Psychiatry has announced Professor Trevor Robbins as the recipient of the Society’s 2017 Gold Medal Award.

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Personality traits linked to differences in brain structure

Jan 25, 2017

Neuroscientists looked at differences in the brain cortical anatomy and related these changes to the Big Five personality traits.

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Attend the FENS Regional meeting in Pecs

Jan 25, 2017

Apply for one of the attractive FENS travel grants and attend FRM 2017. 

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FENS-SfN Summer School on Chemical Modulation

Jan 25, 2017

Professor Trevor Robbins will chair the FENS-SfN Summer School on Chemical Modulation in Italy. 

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Patients recovering from depression show improvements in memory from the drug modafinil

Jan 19, 2017

Modafinil, a drug used to treat narcolepsy, can improve memory in patients recovering from depression.

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Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements

Jan 19, 2017

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment.

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Alcohol may increase risk of some types of stroke but not others

Nov 25, 2016

Light and moderate alcohol consumption of up to two drinks per day is associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke but seems to have no effect on a person's risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

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Cambridge Neuroscience MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience - open for applications

Nov 23, 2016

The Cambridge Neuroscience MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience is now open for applications for entry in October 2017.

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Chicken korma, Eton mess and a genetic variant provide clues to our food choices

Nov 23, 2016

People who carry variants in a particular gene have an increased preference for high fat food, but a decreased preference for sugary foods.

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Talk with Your Hands: a Cambridge Shorts film

Nov 23, 2016

The capacity for language is what sets us apart from other animals. Talk with Your Hands, the third of four Cambridge Shorts films, explores the richness of sensory perception in interviews with blind and deaf people together with insights from neuroscientists.

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Brain tumours and brain injury to be focus of new Cambridge laboratories

Nov 23, 2016

A new suite of laboratories aimed at improving outcomes for patients with brain injuries and brain tumours has opened at the University of Cambridge.

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Listen and watch back to Charles Nelson's public lecture

Nov 23, 2016

In this talk, Professor Charles A. Nelson discusses what happens to children whose experience after birth deviates from the norm; specifically, infants who experience profound early neglect.

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Video Launch: World Alzhemier's Day - Dementia: Catching the memory thief

Sep 21, 2016

Cambridge Neuroscientists are using an interdisciplinary approach to tackle dementia across many Departments and Institutes across Cambridge

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Masters or PhD student in Neuroscience? NENS Exchange Grants

Sep 20, 2016

These exchange grants (2000 EUR) for training stays are intended for Masters and PhD students registered within NENS member schools or programmes.

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