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1st Cambridge Computational Psychiatry Workshop (CCPW2018) - March 13th 2018

Feb 15, 2018

The aim of this meeting is to facilitate the emerging science of Computational Psychiatry here at Cambridge. 

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Claudia Pama launches campaign calling on research bodies to introduce proper sick pay provision

Feb 14, 2018

Claudia Pama launches campaign calling on research bodies to introduce proper sick pay provision.

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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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UK Stroke Research Meeting 11th – 12th September 2018

Feb 12, 2018

The meeting is aimed at stroke researchers (both clinical and basic science), as well as those who might be  interested in carrying out stroke research in the future, from medical student to junior Consultant/Senior Lecturer. 

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Restricted call: UKRI CDTs in Artificial Intelligence (internal deadline: 28 February 2018)

Feb 9, 2018

This is a cross-UKRI activity which builds on collaborative work between the Research Councils and Innovate UK to develop a clear picture of the training needs in AI, related technologies, their applications and implications. 

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Alzheimer's Society Dementia Research Leaders awards 2018

Feb 9, 2018

Alzheimer's Society is delighted to launch the 2018 Dementia Research Leaders awards, which recognise the contribution that early and mid-career researchers make to dementia research and people affected by dementia.

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Nominations for the "2019 Breakthrough Prize" - Funder's deadline 30 April 2018

Feb 6, 2018

Up to four 2019 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences ($3 million each) will be awarded to individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems and extending human life.

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Healthy volunteers wanted for paid Smartphone Psychology study

Feb 5, 2018

Healthy volunteers WANTED for a paid research study at the University of Cambridge

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PE opportunities: Would you like to volunteer for Cambridge Neuroscience during the Cambridge Science Festival?

Feb 5, 2018

Get some valuable public engagement experience by volunteering with Cambridge Neuroscience at the Cambridge Science Festival

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The Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme

Jan 12, 2018

The Borysiewicz Fellowships will take outstanding Cambridge postdocs and develop them into motivated, strategic future leaders ready to pursue a range of global questions and problems.

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Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Medically Related Donations - Deadline 23 March 2018

Jan 29, 2018

The theme of the call will be the provision of an original care model for the severely disabled.

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Write/Blog for Psychology Today

Feb 5, 2018

The Psychology Today website is inviting Cambridge Neuroscience members to join its expanding community of bloggers.

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BNA2019: Symposia and workshops - call for submissions now open!

Feb 2, 2018

The largest event of its kind throughout Europe in 2019, the British Neuroscience Association in collaboration with Neuroscience Ireland and the British Society for Neuroendocrinology as Festival Partner is excited to be bringing the international Festival of Neuroscience to Dublin, a city of culture, excitement and neuroscience!

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Write for The Conversation

Feb 1, 2018

Would you be interested in writing for The Conversation and increasing the reach of your research?

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Advances in brain imaging settle debate over spread of key protein in Alzheimer’s

Jan 12, 2018

In a study published recently in the journal Brain, a team led by scientists describe using a combination of imaging techniques how patterns of tau relate to the wiring of the brain in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Ferblanc charity seeks applications for neurological research grants

Jan 12, 2018

The trustees of the charity Ferblanc seek applications for grants from any individual or institution conducting neurological research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure across a variety of disorders.

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Restricted call: Philip Leverhulme Prize - internal deadline 19th February 2018

Jan 12, 2018

Philip Leverhulme Prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.

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My Amazing Brain: Richard's War - Horizon | Feb 5th @ 21:00

Feb 2, 2018

Horizon (Monday Feb 5th @ 21:00) follows the story of Richard Gray and his remarkable recovery from a life-changing catastrophic stroke. 

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Can we prevent mental illness? Understanding risk and resilience

Jan 19, 2018

How can support from family and friends increase resilience against mental illness? Dr Anne Laura van Harmelen explains in new @MQMentalHealth blog

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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. Early Registration open now and closes Feb 13th.

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Study of learning and memory problems in OCD helps young people unlock their potential at school

Feb 5, 2018

Almost 90% of young OCD patients have problems at school, home, or socially; with difficulties doing homework and concentrating at school being the two most common problems.

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Brain Research UK invites grant applications

Jan 30, 2018

The deadline for receipt of preliminary applications is 5pm on Wednesday 28th March 2018.

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Cambridge Enterprise Consultancy 101 workshop and networking lunch

Jan 26, 2018

Are you considering becoming a consultant? Perhaps you are already consulting, but want to learn more about how to work more effectively, get the best price for your skills or simplify admin work?

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2nd International Conference on Sleep Spindling and Related Phenomena

Jan 18, 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Sleep Spindling and Related Phenomena will take place between May 24-26, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

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Mindfulness training reduces stress during exam time

Dec 20, 2017

Mindfulness training can help support students at risk of mental health problems, concludes a randomised controlled trial carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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Registration is now open for CNS2018!

Dec 20, 2017

The 30th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar will be held on Monday, 12th March 2018 at Robinson College. Registration for “CNS 2018: Mental Plasticity and Development” will open in early January. 

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New year accolades for Cambridge Neuroscientists

Jan 12, 2018

Congratulations to all of our neuroscientists whose work has been recognised. 

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Schrödinger at 75—The Future of Biology

Jan 12, 2018

Early bird registration is now available for this unique event!

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Internal funding opportunity: EPSRC IAA Postdoctoral Placements

Jan 12, 2018

This funding is available to allow EPSRC-funded postdocs to take up short-term placements in a partner organisation in industry, the public sector or third sector (not at other Universities).

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Psychosis incidence highly variable internationally

Jan 12, 2018

Rates of psychosis can be close to eight times higher in some regions compared to others, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL, King’s College London and the University of Cambridge.

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Congratulations to Professor Ian Goodyer OBE

Jan 12, 2018

Ian Goodyer, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, was made an OBE for his services to Psychiatry Research this year. 

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New brain mapping technique highlights relationship between connectivity and IQ

Jan 12, 2018

A new and relatively simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a correlation between how well connected an individual’s brain regions are and their intelligence.

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Dr Dervila Glynn awarded BNA 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience award.

Jan 12, 2018

Dr Dervila Glynn was awarded the British Neuroscience Association 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience award.

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Travel grants for FENS from Proteintech

Jan 12, 2018

Proteintech is proud to support researchers by offering 4 x €500 travel grants to attend the 2018 FENS Forum meeting in Berlin.

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FameLab 2018 - Take part in the Cambridge heats!

Jan 8, 2018

FameLab is a science communications competition designed to engage and entertain.

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Public Engagement Dementia Grants

Jan 8, 2018

The Alzheimer's society has a new dissemination grants scheme, which provides funding to support the sharing of research knowledge and material beyond researchers' own peer groups.

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Emerging Epigenetics: Detecting and Modifying Epigenetic Marks - 12-13 March 2018

Jan 4, 2018

Emerging Epigenetics: Detecting and Modifying Epigenetic Marks' is now open for registration. 

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Selected Awards and Honours to Cambridge Neuroscience members in 2017

Dec 21, 2017

What a year it has been - details of selected awards and honors presented to members of Cambridge Neuroscience in 2017. 

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Three Cambridge neurosurgeons appointed to leadership positions in the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

Dec 21, 2017

hree Cambridge neurosurgeons from the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences were appointed to leadership positions in the WFNS after its recent world congress.

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ERC Awards for Cambridge Neuroscientists

Dec 20, 2017

Cambridge Neuroscientists have been awarded prestigious European Research Council (ERC) funding to undertake pioneering research that can drive paradigm shifts in their designated fields.

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A successful BNA for Cambridge Neuroscience

Dec 20, 2017

Cambridge Neuroscience were very well represented at the BNA Christmas symposium with both talks and prizes!

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Cambridge Neuroscience takes on Tomorrow's World!

Dec 20, 2017

How will we care for, treat and use our minds over the coming decades? Watch BBC Tomorrow's World Live recorded at the Glasgow Science Centre. co presented by Cambridge Neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlow.

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STEM: time to ditch the acronym and focus on inspiring the next generation

Dec 20, 2017

Dr Hannah Critchlow recently attended Roche's GenerationeXt event 2017; an event that aims to inspire kids aged 16-18 about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Genetics study adds further evidence that education reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Dec 20, 2017

The theory that education protects against Alzheimer’s disease has been given further weight by new research from the lab of Hugh Markus.

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Eye contact with your baby helps synchronise your brainwaves

Dec 20, 2017

Making eye contact with an infant makes adults’ and babies’ brainwaves ‘get in sync’ with each other – which is likely to support communication and learning.

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Caffeine intake linked to impulsivity in problem gamblers

Dec 15, 2017

In a study published recently in Addictive Behaviours, Dr Samuel Chamberlain from Cambridge's Department of Psychiatry studied caffeine consumption and impulsivity in problem gamblers.

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Robin Franklin Wins Innovation Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research

Dec 14, 2017

Professor Robin Franklin to receive the 2017 Barancik Prize for pioneering work to restore function for people with progressive MS.

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Maltreated children use more grammatical negations

Dec 13, 2017

Maltreated children only differed from non-maltreated peers in their markedly increased use of grammatical negations during spontaneous speech. 

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FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence PhD Prize 2018

Dec 13, 2017

Did you defend or supervise an outstanding PhD thesis in neuroscience?

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Congratulations to Dr Karen Ersche on Jacob P Waltezky Award

Dec 1, 2017

Dr Karen Ersche receives Jacob P. Waltezky Award for research on cocaine addiction at the recent SfN meeting. 

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MQ funds five pioneering early-career scientists to take on mental illness

Nov 29, 2017

Congratulations to Petra Vértes from the Department of Psychiatry on being awarded one of the 2017 MQ fellowships. 

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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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Congratulations to Professor Trevor Robbins

Jul 18, 2017

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

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Sheep are able to recognise human faces from photographs

Nov 8, 2017

The study is part a series of tests given to the sheep to monitor their cognitive abilities.

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Scientists identify mechanism that helps us inhibit unwanted thoughts

Nov 8, 2017

Scientists have identified a key chemical within the ‘memory’ region of the brain that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.

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Cambridge expert jointly leads international push to reduce global burden of traumatic brain injury

Nov 7, 2017

The authors of the Lancet Neurology Commission on TBI set out clinical and research priorities with 12 key messages and recommendations to reduce the global burden of TBI.

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All the latest news from FENS

Nov 3, 2017

Check out the latest news alert from FENS. 

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"Giving up sugar was the worst thing I ever did"

Nov 1, 2017

Hisham Ziauddeen discusses sugar in our diets in an interview with Radhika Sanghani for the BBC.

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Professor Roger Carpenter ScD (1945-2017)

Oct 30, 2017

Professors John Mollon and Bill Harris reflect on the sad passing of Professor Roger Carpenter.

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Cambridge Neuroscience welcomes new clinical Co-Director

Oct 30, 2017

Professor Paul Fletcher will replace Professor Ed Bullmore as Clinical Co-Director of Cambridge Neuroscience.

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Review of a wonderful 'Neural Networks' #NNHD2017

Oct 30, 2017

The 6th biennial Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium attracted neuroscientists from within and well beyond Cambridge - all here for #NNHD2017.

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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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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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Award of Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professorship

Oct 31, 2017

Mr Adel Helmy, University Lecturer Neurosurgery (Department of Clinical Neurosciences), has been awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professorship 2017 for his work on Neuroinflammation following Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Brain surgery revolution

Oct 31, 2017

Film: Adel Helmy has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls. 

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Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 - report, pictures, evaluation 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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4 labs with open post doc lab positions @ VIB in Leuven

Oct 31, 2017

4 labs with open post doc lab positions @ VIB in Leuven

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Join Cambridge Neuroscience

Oct 21, 2015

New principal investigators, post docs and students are invited to join Cambridge Neuroscience.

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Success for PNB undergraduate Sarah Flaherty

Oct 30, 2017

Sarah Flaherty, a PNB undergraduate (2016/2017), has won a Best Student Presentation award at the biennial meeting of the International Colour Vision Society, held in Erlangen, Germany, August 2017. 

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The Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Spring Conference 2018 - Cambridge

Oct 30, 2017

On behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and The Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project, we are delighted to announce our second Neuroscience Spring Conference.

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Neuronal signal can turn astrocytes neuroprotective - implications for ALS

Oct 27, 2017

Research groups led by Dr Andras Lakatos at Cambridge and by Dr Rickie Patani at the UCL have discovered a new pathway by which astrocytes can be manipulated to induce the survival of motor neurones.

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What next for mental health and wellbeing?

Oct 24, 2017

How advances in brain science and artificial intelligence could transform our mental health and wellbeing.

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Running on autopilot: scientists find important new role for ‘daydreaming’ network

Oct 24, 2017

A brain network previously associated with daydreaming has been found to play an important role in allowing us to perform tasks on autopilot.

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'Selfish brain' wins out when competing with muscle power, study finds

Oct 24, 2017

New research on our internal trade-off when physical and mental performance are put in direct competition has found that cognition takes less of a hit, suggesting more energy is diverted to the brain than body muscle.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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