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May 15, 2024
Category: Research
Image for Over 20,000 people join search for new dementia treatments

Over 20,000 people join search for new dementia treatments

More than 20,000 volunteers have been recruited to a resource aimed at speeding up the development of much-needed dementia drugs. The cohort will enable scientists in universities and industry to

Apr 29, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks, Funding, Research
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The Edward Mallen Prize for Mental Health Research

The Edward Mallen Prize for Mental Health Research The Edward Mallen Prize for Mental Health Research is a £20,000 prize funded by the MindEd Trust, which will be awarded to

Apr 29, 2024
Category: Research, Uncategorized
Image for Robotic nerve ‘cuffs’ could help treat a range of neurological conditions

Robotic nerve ‘cuffs’ could help treat a range of neurological conditions

Researchers have developed tiny, flexible devices that can wrap around individual nerve fibres without damaging them. “The ability to make an implant that can change shape

Apr 23, 2024
Category: Research
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AI speeds up drug design for Parkinson’s ten-fold

Researchers have used artificial intelligence techniques to massively accelerate the search for Parkinson’s disease treatments. “Machine learning is having a real impact on drug discovery –

Apr 23, 2024
Category: CamBRAIN, Research
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Catch up on CNS2024: Sleep, Consciousness and Cognition

On April 5th 2024, we welcomed more than 240 delegates to Queens’ College for our annual meeting. This year, we focused on ‘Sleep, Consciousness and Cognition’. CNS2024 was

Mar 7, 2024
Category: Research
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Genetic mutation in a quarter of all Labradors hard-wires them for obesity

New research finds around a quarter of Labrador retriever dogs face a double-whammy of feeling hungry all the time and burning fewer calories due to a genetic mutation.

Mar 1, 2024
Category: Research
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Opening of the ‘Trevor Robbins Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory’

On Wednesday 28th February, a group of Cambridge Neuroscientists gathered to celebrate the opening of the ‘Trevor Robbins Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory’ at the Department of Psychology. Speeches, lab tours, bubbles

Feb 26, 2024
Category: Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, Open science and reproducibility, Research
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BNA2025 – Call for Submissions Open

Heads up! Call for submissions: 4th March – 31st May 2024 The British Neuroscience Association (BNA)will host its seventh

Feb 8, 2024
Category: Research
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Strongest evidence to date of brain’s ability to compensate for age-related cognitive decline

Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that our brains can compensate for age-related deterioration by recruiting other areas to help with brain function and maintain cognitive performance.

Feb 6, 2024
Category: Research
Image for Uncovering new insights into childhood brain development – Wellcome Discovery Award Funding

Uncovering new insights into childhood brain development – Wellcome Discovery Award Funding

New funding will allow researchers to uncover new information about the changes that occur in the developing brain during late childhood and adolescence, with a focus on both neurotypical and