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Mar 20, 2024
Category: Funding
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Ferblanc grant applications 2024 – Opens April 1st

The 2024 grant application process will be open from 1st – 26th April. Applications for 2024 grants (£10,000-£50,000) – Deadline: 5pm on Friday 26th April. We seek applications from research…

Mar 20, 2024
Category: Training
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Packaging and Publishing Python Code for Research workshop

Expressions of interest – Packaging and Publishing Python Code for Research workshop When: 1 May, 09:00 – 17:00Where: East Room, West HubDetails: Would you like to learn how to package and…

Mar 20, 2024
Category: Funding, Training
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AstraZeneca-Funded Non-Clinical PhD studentships (2025 intake)

This is to announce that the AstraZeneca-funded Non-Clinical PhD studentship programme for 2025 is now open for partnership. Deadline: 24 May Remit: The aim of this programme is to…

Mar 13, 2024
Category: Funding
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Restricted call: Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award 2024

Restricted call: Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award 2024: Round 10 (internal deadline: 4th April 2024) The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) has just invited institutions to begin their…

Mar 13, 2024
Category: CamBRAIN, Training, Vacancies
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3-year funded PhD Studentship at QMUL

Reach out and grab something: A13 dopamine neurons and their contribution to skilled forelimb movements Applications are open for a 3-year funded PhD Studentship in the School of Biological and…

Mar 13, 2024
Category: CamBRAIN, Professional Development, Training, Volunteer
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Join a SCI-COMM Workshop Committee

Some PhD students are planning to organise a science communication one-day workshop in Cambridge (dates pending but considering May-June) and would love to get more people involved in our organising…

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 7, 2024
Category: Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, Training, Volunteer
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Volunteer at Summer CAMP!

Last year, a group of postgrads from Psychiatry, Psychology, and the CBU put on Summer CAMP (Cambridge Access to Mental Health & Psychology), a widening participation summer programme at the university. We admitted…

Mar 7, 2024
Category: Volunteer
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Do you have exceptional memory?

A new study at the University of Cambridge is exploring exceptional memory in autistic and neurotypical people. We are interested in learning more about the brain basis of exceptional memory…

Mar 1, 2024
Category: Funding
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£6M MND Research Grants Open!

Dive into MND research with a £6 million boost from My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for 2024! Opportunities:…

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 21, 2024
Category: Public Engagment
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Shambala Speaks Podcast – Harnessing Our Collective Intelligence

In this episode of Shambala Speaks, we hear from neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlaw who shows us how our brains sychronise, ideas emerge and moral values…

Feb 13, 2024
Category: Funding
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Restricted call: Future Leaders Fellowship, Round 9

Pre-announcement: Restricted call: Future Leaders Fellowship, Round 9  UKRI has pre-announced the Future Leaders Fellowship Round 9. This scheme…

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 7, 2024
Category: Funding
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UK – Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D Round 3

Restricted call: UK – Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D Round 3 (internal deadline: 16th April, 2024) Innovate UK has announced the …

Feb 6, 2024
Category: Research
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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…

Feb 6, 2024
Category: Volunteer
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Earable Movement Study – Volunteers required

We are developing novel on-ear wearable devices to analyse features of movement patterns in the real world. We aim to develop new ways to understand movement and daily function in…

Jan 31, 2024
Category: Research
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Robot trained to read braille at twice the speed of humans

Researchers have developed a robotic sensor that incorporates artificial intelligence techniques to read braille at speeds roughly double that of most human readers. The research team, from the University of…

Jan 30, 2024
Category: Public Engagment, Research
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In the News – Amy Orben speaks to The Guardian about smartphone usage

Amy Orben (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) was one of five world experts selected by …

Jan 30, 2024
Category: Research
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EDBRAINS – Receives European funding boost

EBRAINS (European Brain Research Infrastructures) has received €38 million from the European Commission to develop tools and services to serve research communities in neurosciences, brain medicine, and brain-inspired technologies.

Jan 30, 2024
Category: Public Engagment, Research
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In the News – Barbara Sahakian talks about her work

Barbara Sahakian (Psychiatry) appeared on the Guardian Science Weekly podcast speaking about why many of us…

Dec 21, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing
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Cambridge Neuroscientists feature in best female scientists in the world ranking!

Four members of Cambridge Neuroscience feature on the 2023 list of Best Female Scientists in the World Ranking 2023. A total of 12 from the…

Dec 14, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Angela Roberts awarded the NEAR prize from Neuropsychopharmacology

Congratulations to Professor Angela Roberts, who has  recently been awarded the NEAR prize from Neuropsychopharmacology for a review she wrote with Professor Diego Pizzagalli called ‘…

Dec 14, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, CamBRAIN
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KATIE BIRDITT AWARDED ‘THE BNA UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE ’

Katie Birditt was awarded the BNA Undergraduate Prize at the recent British Neuroscience Association Festive Symposium in London for her work during her final year at University of Roehampton. Katie…

Dec 13, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks
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MAURA MALPETTI AWARDED THE ‘ITALY MADE ME LIFE SCIENCES AWARD ’

Maura Malpetti was recently awarded the ‘Italy Made Me Life Sciences Award’ sponsored by Dottore London at the Italian Embassy in London for her innovative research into neurodegeneration. Maura is…

Dec 13, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, CamBRAIN
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Luisa Fassi receives the ‘Youth Mental Health Prize’

Luisa Fassi was recently awarded the ‘Youth Mental Health Prize’ from Il Circolo Italian Cultural Association at the Italian Embassy in London for her research and…

Dec 6, 2023
Category: Research
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Why reading nursery rhymes and singing to babies may help them to learn language

Researchers find that babies don’t begin to process phonetic information reliably until seven months old which they say is too late to form the foundation of language.

Dec 5, 2023
Category: Policy, Research
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Policy Workshop Report: Stress and School Environment

26 June 2023 at Christ’s College, Cambridge In June 2023, CSaP organised a Policy Workshop in partnership with the Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Research Centre and the Department…

Nov 29, 2023
Category: Research
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Lab-grown ‘small blood vessels’ point to potential treatment for major cause of stroke and vascular dementia

Cambridge scientists have grown small blood vessel-like models in the lab and used them to show how damage to the scaffolding that supports these vessels can cause them to leak,…

Nov 29, 2023
Category: Research
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Early-stage stem cell therapy trial shows promise for treating progressive MS

An international team has shown that the injection of a type of stem cell into the brains of patients living with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is safe, well tolerated and…

Nov 23, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing
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ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize – nominations open

With this Diversity prize, The ALBA Network and the The FENS-Kavli Scholars wish to highlight a scientist that has made outstanding contributions to promoting equality and diversity in…

Nov 22, 2023
Category: Research
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Our brains are not able to ‘rewire’ themselves, despite what most scientists believe, new study argues

Contrary to the commonly-held view, the brain does not have the ability to rewire itself to compensate for the loss of sight, an amputation or stroke, for example, say scientists…

Nov 22, 2023
Category: Research, Uncategorized
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AI system self-organises to develop features of brains of complex organisms

Cambridge scientists have shown that placing physical constraints on an artificially-intelligent system – in much the same way that the human brain has to develop and operate within physical and…

Nov 15, 2023
Category: Uncategorized
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First map of wireless communication in the nervous system

The entire neuropeptide signalling network of a whole animal, the nematode worm C. elegans, has been mapped for the first time Conceptual graphic illustrating the diffusion of neuropeptides between…

Nov 13, 2023
Category: Research
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CNS 2023: Interdisciplinary Insights on the Future of Dementia Research – Catch up on film!

Catch up on CNS 2023: Interdisciplinary Insights on the Future of Dementia Research On September 26th 2023, we welcomed more than 300 delegates to Robinson College for our annual meeting,…

Nov 10, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN, Postdoc Neuroscience Network, Public Engagment
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Amy Courtney talks Octopuses on the BBC Infinite Monkey Cage Podcast!

Octopuses! In this week’s ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ BBC podcast, Brian Cox and Robin Ince uncover the mysterious and alien-like lives of octopuses with the help of comedian Russel…

Oct 11, 2023
Category: Research
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Autistic individuals have increased risk of chronic physical health conditions across the whole body

Autistic people have higher rates of chronic physical health conditions across the whole body and are more likely to have complex health needs, according to a study led by researchers…

Oct 11, 2023
Category: Research
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AI-driven techniques reveal new targets for drug discovery

Researchers have developed a method to identify new targets for human disease, including neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. “The discovery of protein phase separation opens…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Funding, Translational Engagement
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Internal Funding Opportunity: Future of Therapeutics

The Wellcome Trust has awarded the University of Cambridge an Institutional Translation Partnership Award (iTPA). Funding of up to £20,000 is available for projects in the remit of the Future of…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Volunteer
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Sign up for a brain stimulation – brain imaging study

The Adaptive Brain Lab in the Department of Psychology is looking for participants to join their study. Earn up to £160-170 from this six-session brain stimulation MRI study. It will involve three two-hour MRI scans at Addenbrooke’s,…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Experts call for urgent mental health support for people living with long term autoimmune diseases

More than half of patients with auto-immune conditions experience mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, yet the majority are rarely or never asked in clinic about mental health…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Brain’s ‘appetite control centre’ different in people who are overweight or living with obesity

Cambridge scientists have shown that the hypothalamus, a key region of the brain involved in controlling appetite, is different in the brains of people who are overweight and people with…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Reduced grey matter in frontal lobes linked to teenage smoking and nicotine addiction

Findings may demonstrate a brain and behavioural basis for how nicotine addiction is initiated and then takes hold in early life, say scientists. Levels of grey matter in two parts…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Largest genetic study of brain structure identifies how the brain is organised

The largest ever study of the genetics of the brain – encompassing some 36,000 brain scans – has identified more than 4,000 genetic variants linked to brain structure. The results…

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…

Aug 31, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN
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About CamBRAIN

CamBRAIN, or the Cambridge University Neuroscience Society, is dedicated to bringing together student and early careers researchers with an interest in neuroscience across the university. Our committee of postgrad/postdoc scientists…

Aug 31, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN
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Neurotalks blog

Taking place on the second Tuesday of every month, Neurotalks are essentially a cross between Pint of Science-like talk evenings and classic society socials. The aim is simple: bring together…

Aug 31, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN
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Build a camBRAIN blog

A highlight of the CamBRAIN year is undoubtedly the Cambridge Festival. Each year this sees around 30 volunteers from departments across the university deliver our interactive event Build a CamBRAIN…

Aug 31, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN
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How to sci-comm as a student

Sci-comm is a word we hear a lot. Most postgrad courses have some built in training, and the Twitterverse dictionary surely cites #scicomm and #outreach as some of the most…

Jun 22, 2023
Category: Open science and reproducibility
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Nature welcomes Registered Reports

Nature is now offering Registered Reports in the field of cognitive neuroscience and in the behavioural and social sciences. In the future, the publisher plans to extend this…

Jun 22, 2023
Category: Open science and reproducibility
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Watch the BNA2023 opening plenary

In April 2023, the BNA held its International Festival of Neuroscience, and Credibility was the topic of the opening plenary – with talks from Russ Poldrack, Saloni Krishnan, Madeline Lancaster and Mike Ashby.

Jun 22, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, Funding, Open science and reproducibility
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BNA credibility bursaries

The BNA is able to offer support to students and early-career members to help them attend meetings where they can gain knowledge and skills to help make their research as…

May 11, 2023
Category: Open science and reproducibility
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Reproducibility in research: recommendations and key findings from report announced

In 2021, the BNA responded to a Parliamentary inquiry on reproducibility in research, where we highlighted the need for action to strengthen the overall system, support research careers, and…