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Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Suppressing negative thoughts may be good for mental health after all

The commonly-held belief that attempting to suppress negative thoughts is bad for our mental health could be wrong, a new study from scientists at the University of Cambridge suggests. Researchers

Jun 9, 2023
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‘Smart’ drugs can decrease productivity in people who don’t have ADHD, study finds

Smart drugs do motivate people, but the added effort can lead to “erratic thinking”, adversely affecting above-average performers, according to researchers. Our results suggest that these drugs don’t actually make

Mar 22, 2023
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‘Biohybrid’ device could restore function in paralysed limbs

Researchers have developed a new type of neural implant that could restore limb function to amputees and others who have lost the use of their arms or legs. In a

Mar 10, 2023
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First wiring map of insect brain complete

Researchers have built the first ever map showing every single neuron and how they’re wired together in the brain of the fruit fly larva. Now we can start gaining a

Jan 31, 2023
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Tuning into brainwave rhythms speeds up learning in adults

The first study to show that delivering information at the natural tempo of our neural pulses accelerates our ability to learn. Scientists have shown for the first time that briefly

Jan 23, 2023
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Scientists explain emotional ‘blunting’ caused by common antidepressants

Scientists have worked out why common anti-depressants cause around a half of users to feel emotionally ‘blunted’. In a study published today, they show that the drugs affect reinforcement learning,

Apr 1, 2022
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BBSRC DTP: Call for iCASE projects – extended deadline

We recently sent out a call for potential iCASE projects to support our BBSRC DTP3 reapplication. We thank those colleagues and departments/institutes who have supported the bid by submitting iCASE

Mar 7, 2022
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Wellcome Connecting Science | Molecular Neurodegeneration and Therapeutic Approaches

25–29 July 2022 Wellcome Genome Campus, UK Website and Further Information This popular discussion-based course will provide an overview of the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disorders. The

Oct 27, 2021
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Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ hint at treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Cambridge researchers have developed ‘mini brains’ that allow them to study a fatal and untreatable neurological disorder causing paralysis and dementia – and for the first time have been able