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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2015 - March 20th - Registration opens soon!

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted to announce the 27th CNS, 'The Making and Breaking of the Mind' hosted by the MRC LMB on Friday 20th March 2015. Registration will open soon.

Posted on Tuesday 7 October, 2014

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Restricted Call - ESRC: Transformative Research Call 2014/15

The aim of this call is to provide a stimulus for genuinely transformative research ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences, enabling research which challenges current thinking to be supported and developed.

Posted on Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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CamBRAIN: The Cambridge Neuroscience Society

The main objective of CamBRAIN is to create a social platform that fosters collaboration and communication amongst young neuroscientists at the University of Cambridge.

Posted on Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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Professional Development Policy Workshop for early-career researchers - Registration Open!

Cambridge Neuroscience and the CSaP are jointly organising a policy workshop for early career researchers at Cambridge. The workshop will take place on 2 December in Downing College. 

Posted on Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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Treatment strategies for Complex OCD

Two-day OCD Master Clinician Workshop - 13-14th November 2014 at BPS London. The course has BPS Approval and an emphasis on practical skills with real world clients. Max 20 delegates.

Posted on Monday 20 October, 2014

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Brain & Behaviour Speed Networking - Registration Open!

Do you want to meet more researchers from outside your department in a fun and informal atmosphere? Try speed networking!

Posted on Tuesday 7 October, 2014

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Call for research images and movies

Following the successful Under the Microscope series, which has garnered over 1.2 million views since its launch in 2012, the University are looking to produce another series of short films for the its website and social media channels.

Posted on Monday 20 October, 2014

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Isaac Newton Trust / Wellcome Trust ISSF / University of Cambridge Joint Research Grants Scheme

The Isaac Newton Trust, the School of the Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine have created a joint research grants scheme aimed at recently appointed lecturers in the two biomedical Schools.

Posted on Monday 20 October, 2014

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Volunteers required for memory study using TMS

The study takes place across 2 sessions, one week apart and each session is 2 hours long. You will be paid £7.50 per hour (total of £30) for your participation.

Posted on Monday 20 October, 2014

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Vacancy: Director, Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), established in 2003 under the leadership of Founding Director Professor Perry Bartlett, has developed a reputation as one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes. 

Posted on Monday 20 October, 2014

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Scientists find ‘hidden brain signatures’ of consciousness in vegetative state patients

Cambridge neuroscientists have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state, which point to networks that could support consciousness even when a patient appears to be unconscious and unresponsive.

Posted on Friday 17 October, 2014

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AstraZeneca, MedImmune and Cambridge Neuroscience announce 3-year collaboration

A three-year collaboration between AstraZeneca, MedImmune and members of Cambridge Neuroscience will focus on advancing research and development in neurodegenerative diseases, an area with a large unmet medical need.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Faculty position in Computational Neuroscience, Cambridge University

Applications are invited for a faculty position in the broad area of Computational Neuroscience, including Computational Cognitive Science at Cambridge.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Senior Lectureship in Neuroscience or Developmental Biology at University of Melbourne,

A Senior Lectureship in Neuroscience or Developmental Biology is now being advertised in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Restricted Call: Allen Distinguished Investigators Program - Alzheimer's Disease

The most promising proposals will incorporate novel, creative, and ambitious approaches. The program is especially interested in proposals that are unlikely to receive funding from traditional government sources.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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How to tell a missile from a pylon: a tale of two cortices

Research, led by Andrew Welchman, has identified the two regions of the brain involved in picking out objects from background noise and identifying the specific objects and has shown why training people to recognise specific objects improves their ability to pick out objects.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Orchestral manoeuvres: multiple sclerosis faces the music

Like conducting an errant orchestra to play together, researchers are guiding processes that go awry in multiple sclerosis to repair themselves.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Congratulations to Julia Gottwald on being shortlisted for the Max Perutz Science Writing Award

The Max Perutz Science Writing Award aims to encourage and recognise outstanding written communication among MRC PhD students.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Presence or absence of early language delay alters anatomy of the brain in autism

Individual differences in early language development, and in later language functioning, are associated with changes in the anatomy of the brain in autism.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Stem cells use “first aid kits” to repair damage

Neural stem cells are able to generate mini “first aid kits” and transfer them to immune cells, according to a study published recently.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Double NIHR funding success for neurosurgical trials

The two successful funding bids, led by Professor Peter Hutchinson and supported by the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit, will allow the roll out of two randomised trials aiming to improve the outcomes of head-injured patients.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Taking a shot at Parkinson's

Just one shot of dopamine cells derived from stem cells could be enough to reverse many of the features of Parkinson’s disease for decades – and the barriers to developing such a treatment are finally being overcome.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Volunteers wanted for Mood and Mental Imagery study - MRC CBSU

The study consists of computer based tests and questionnaires and takes place at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Time for participation is reimbursed.

Posted on Friday 10 October, 2014

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Wellcome Trust & EEF Project: Can neuroscience improve teaching and learning

GraphoGame Rime is one of six projects, led by Professor Usha Goswami, chosen by the Wellcome Trust and EEF for research into neuroscience and education.

Posted on Friday 10 October, 2014

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The Challenge of Chronic Pain - 11-13 March 2015 Hinxton, Cambridge

This meeting is aimed at scientists, clinicians, and those working in industry or on translational research who are interested in understanding chronic pain and improving the process from mechanism to therapy.

Posted on Friday 10 October, 2014

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The Biology of Regenerative Medicines - 22-24 April 2015 - Hinxton, Cambridge

This meeting is aimed at scientists involved in developmental and regenerative biology, stem cell research and translational medicine.

Posted on Friday 10 October, 2014

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Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition - UCL

For the third time, leading neuroscientists from Europe and the USA will once again host this unique forum exploring the latest neuroscience research with reference to treatments of mental disorders including autism, depression, personality disorders and attachment disorders.

Posted on Friday 10 October, 2014

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Welcome to the BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience!

The British Neuroscience Association’s Festival of Neuroscience will take place in Edinburgh, 12-15 April, 2015.  It brings together neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, as well as physiologists, pharmacologists and many others.

Posted on Monday 6 October, 2014

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BNA Christmas Symposium 2014: What drugs could Santa take?

The BNA will honour Professor Trevor Robbins at their Christmas symposium this year in recognition of him winning the prestigious Brain Prize.

Posted on Thursday 2 October, 2014

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Rat Genomics and Models, Cambridge, 1-4th December 2014

The 9th Rat Genomics and Models conference will focus on the use of the rat as a model for studying the aetiology of complex diseases in humans, including hypertension, diabetes, renal failure, neurological disorders and cancer.

Posted on Wednesday 1 October, 2014

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Biomarkers for Brain Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities - Cambridge, February 2015

The 3rd Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference on Biomarkers for Brain Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities is open for registration.

Posted on Wednesday 1 October, 2014

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Professional development workshops for postdocs and research staff

Mark the 7th October,10am in your diaries now for the opportunity to sign up for professional development workshops for postdocs and research staff.

Posted on Wednesday 1 October, 2014

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Where confidence lives in the brain

Confidence might be more than just an emotion. A new study published in the journal Neuron suggests that it may actually be a measurable brain activity.

Posted on Monday 29 September, 2014

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Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Recruitment Opportunities

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour is launching a recruitment drive for outstanding researchers in the field to join the new centre which will be opening its doors early in 2015.

Posted on Thursday 25 September, 2014

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The 2014 Paykel Lecture - Tuesday 25th November

The 2014 Paykel Lecture will take place on Tuesday 25th November, and the speaker will be Dr Oliver Howes from the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

Posted on Thursday 25 September, 2014

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Institute of Art and Ideas - debates and talks on Philosophy and Neuroscience

Philosophy for our times: cutting edge debates and talks from the world's leading thinkers.

Posted on Thursday 25 September, 2014

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Kate McAllister wins Society of Biology Science Communication Prize

PhD student Kate McAllister from the Department of Psychiatry has been named as a winner of the Society of Biology's Science Communication Awards 2014.

Posted on Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience reports from the BAP summer meeting

Does smoking dope decrease your potential for pleasure? How the simple act of dieting can rewire brain, and a blood test for depression. We report from the British Association of Psychopharmacology 2014 forum

Posted on Monday 22 September, 2014

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Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab - Indiana University Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applications are invited for an open position as postdoctoral fellow in the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University.

Posted on Friday 12 September, 2014

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Abstract deadline next week - 4th Wellcome Trust Epigenomics of Common Diseases

The abstract deadline for this upcoming conference 'Epigenomics of Common Diseases' is on 9 September.

Posted on Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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Congratulations to Professor Barry Everitt

Congratulations to Professor Barry Everitt on the joint award of the 25th annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen for his pioneering work in the domain of “Neuropsychology of drug addiction” and for his election to President-elect of FENS. 

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Royal Institution article names Barbara Sahakian amongst the top women in science

A recent article discussing top women in science includes within the list of possible candidates the Department of Psychiatry’s Professor Barbara Sahakian.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Molecular Autism receives highest Impact Factor

Thomson Reuters has awarded an Impact Factor of 5.486 to the open access journal Molecular Autism, the highest for any journal dedicated to autism or related neurodevelopmental conditions.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience - Reporting from FENS in 2 special podcasts

Would you kill one person to save 5 others?  Does religion evade morality by omission and how can you tweak people’s motivations?

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

A study published recently has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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The underused brain?

According to Professor Barbara Sahakian, the idea that we only use a fraction of our brain's computing power is nothing more than an urban myth.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Can drugs deliver peak learning performance?

A recent debate hosted by the Guardian, in association with the British Academy, discussed the use of cognitive enhancing drugs in the general population.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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A European first in Dementia research

A new type of brain scan which will detect tau protein has recently been developed. This is a very significant step forward for Dementia research, opening up a new way to diagnose and distinguish dementias and to test drugs that may slow down or prevent dementia.

Posted on Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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Astrocyte response to motor neuron injury promotes structural synaptic plasticity

New research describes a novel mechanism that helps rewiring neuronal networks in the brain following remote neuronal insults.

Posted on Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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2014 International Neuroethics Society Meeting, Washington DC, November 13th and 14th

Registration is now open for the 2014 International Neuroethics Society meeting (Professor Barbara Sahakian is President), which will take place before SFN in Washington DC.

Posted on Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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