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Wolfram Schultz shares world’s largest neuroscience prize for research on the brain’s reward system

Mar 6, 2017

This year, The Brain Prize for 2017 is awarded to Cambridge’s Wolfram Schultz, together with Peter Dayan and Ray Dolan from University College London for their analysis of how the brain recognises and processes reward.

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Patients with OCD have difficulty learning when a stimulus is safe

Mar 7, 2017

People who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are poorer at learning about the safety of a stimulus than healthy volunteers.

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Cambridge Memory Meeting 2017 (CAMM2017) | April 20th 2017

Mar 1, 2017

The aim of this meeting is to present new data relating to memory research, and to foster new collaborations between academics working across the length and breadth of this field.

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6th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium | Neural Networks in Health and Disease | 7-8 Sept 2017

Feb 9, 2017

Cambridge Neuroscience invite you to 'Neural Networks in Health & Disease' that will take place on the 7th and 8th of September 2017 at West Road Concert Hall, University of Cambridge.

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Sex, Lies & Brain Scans - Out Now!

Feb 6, 2017

In a new book, Sex, Lies & Brain Scans, the neuroscientists Professor Barbara Sahakian and Julia Gottwald argue that there needs to be an open, public debate about functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI.

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Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health 31 July - 2 August 2017

Feb 6, 2017

How can psychiatry, social media technology and culture be combined to create positive change for mental health

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Dr Becky Inkster, Public Engagement with Research Award winner 2016

Feb 6, 2017

Becky received one of our inaugural Public Engagement with Research Awards last year in a presentation by the Vice-Chancellor.

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Trevor Robbins receives Society of Biological Psychiatry 2017 Gold Medal Award

Jan 31, 2017

The Society of Biological Psychiatry has announced Professor Trevor Robbins as the recipient of the Society’s 2017 Gold Medal Award.

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Personality traits linked to differences in brain structure

Jan 25, 2017

Neuroscientists looked at differences in the brain cortical anatomy and related these changes to the Big Five personality traits.

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Talk by Prof Vera Gorbunova - Wed April 12 @Pharmacology

Jan 26, 2017

Prof. Vera Gorbunova will present an overview of her lab's latest findings about the exciting biology of the naked mole-rat.

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EJN Best Publication Award 2017

Jan 25, 2017

This biennial personal award of £3000 recognises the best original research article published in EJN over the preceding two-year period.

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Attend the FENS Regional meeting in Pecs

Jan 25, 2017

Apply for one of the attractive FENS travel grants and attend FRM 2017. 

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The Brain Conference on Learning, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity

Jan 25, 2017

This Brain Conference aims to bring together world experts to discuss the major issues in the field.

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FENS-SfN Summer School on Chemical Modulation

Jan 25, 2017

Professor Trevor Robbins will chair the FENS-SfN Summer School on Chemical Modulation in Italy. 

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Patients recovering from depression show improvements in memory from the drug modafinil

Jan 19, 2017

Modafinil, a drug used to treat narcolepsy, can improve memory in patients recovering from depression.

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Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements

Jan 19, 2017

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment.

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Limbic Brain Anatomy Course | 3-4 April 2017

Jan 6, 2017

This exciting and popular 2-day course focuses on the the anatomy of the “limbic” brain.

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Four Cambridge neuroscientists were listed in the most recent edition of Highly Cited Researchers.

Dec 7, 2016

Highly Cited Researchers 2016 represents some of world’s most influential scientific minds.

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Alcohol may increase risk of some types of stroke but not others

Nov 25, 2016

Light and moderate alcohol consumption of up to two drinks per day is associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke but seems to have no effect on a person's risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

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Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear

Nov 23, 2016

Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology.

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New imaging technique measures toxicity of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Nov 23, 2016

A new super-resolution imaging technique allows researchers to track how surface changes in proteins are related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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A computer program just ranked the most influential brain scientists of the modern era

Nov 23, 2016

Professor Trevor Robbins has been rated as the 4th most influential neuroscientist by a new computer program.

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Cambridge Neuroscience MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience - open for applications

Nov 23, 2016

The Cambridge Neuroscience MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience is now open for applications for entry in October 2017.

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Chicken korma, Eton mess and a genetic variant provide clues to our food choices

Nov 23, 2016

People who carry variants in a particular gene have an increased preference for high fat food, but a decreased preference for sugary foods.

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Fruit fly model of deadly brain diseases could lead to blood test for vCJD

Nov 23, 2016

A new model of fatal brain diseases is being developed in the fruit fly by a team led by Dr Raymond Bujdoso at the Department of Vet Medicine.

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Talk with Your Hands: a Cambridge Shorts film

Nov 23, 2016

The capacity for language is what sets us apart from other animals. Talk with Your Hands, the third of four Cambridge Shorts films, explores the richness of sensory perception in interviews with blind and deaf people together with insights from neuroscientists.

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Brain tumours and brain injury to be focus of new Cambridge laboratories

Nov 23, 2016

A new suite of laboratories aimed at improving outcomes for patients with brain injuries and brain tumours has opened at the University of Cambridge.

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Does your empathy predict if you would stop and help an injured person?

Nov 23, 2016

If you see an injured person by the side of the road, would you stop and help them, or are you more likely to walk on by?

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Facebook updates could provide a window to understanding – and treating – mental health disorders

Nov 23, 2016

Facebook updates could provide a window to understanding – and treating – mental health disorder.

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Cause of phantom limb pain in amputees, and potential treatment, identified

Nov 23, 2016

Researchers have identified the cause of chronic, and currently untreatable, pain in those with amputations and severe nerve damage, as well as a potential treatment which relies on engineering instead of drugs.

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Anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression, study suggests

Nov 23, 2016

Anti-inflammatory drugs similar to those used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis could in future be used to treat some cases of depression.

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Opinion: The science, drugs and tech pushing our brains to new limits

Nov 23, 2016

Professor Barbara Sahakian writes for The Conversation.

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Jennifer Murray and Aude Belin-Rauscent win writing award

Nov 23, 2016

Congratulations Jennifer Murray and Aude Belin-Rauscent who won the 2016 Scientific Award EMCDDA

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Professor David J Kupfer delivers annual Paykel Lecture

Nov 23, 2016

Professor David J. Kupfer gave the annual Paykel Lecture, titled ‘Biomarkers and the future of psychiatric diagnosis’.

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Mapping the brain connectome before neurosurgery

Nov 23, 2016

Congratulations to Michael Hart on being awarded the Sir Hugh Cairns Essay Prize by the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS).

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2nd Annual Cambridge Psychiatry Graduate Symposium

Nov 23, 2016

The event is aimed at bringing together postgraduate students to present and discuss current research being conducted within the department of Psychiatry.

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The Adolescent Brain on BBC Radio 4's 'All in the Mind'

Nov 23, 2016

Dr Petra Vertes and Dr Kirstie Whitaker discussed their recent work on brain development during adolescence with Claudia Hammond on BBC Radio 4 this week.

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Pain in the machine: a Cambridge Shorts film

Nov 23, 2016

The pain we experience as humans has physical and emotional components. Could we develop a machine that feels pain a similar way – and would we want to?

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Listen and watch back to Charles Nelson's public lecture

Nov 23, 2016

In this talk, Professor Charles A. Nelson discusses what happens to children whose experience after birth deviates from the norm; specifically, infants who experience profound early neglect.

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Cambridge extends world leading role for medical imaging with powerful new brain and body scanners

Oct 25, 2016

The next generation of imaging technology, newly installed at the University of Cambridge, will give researchers an unprecedented view of the human body.

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BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience - Registration now open!

Aug 23, 2016

The BNA will be holding its international FESTIVAL OF NEUROSCIENCE 10-13 April 2017 at the ICC, Birmingham.

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Video Launch: World Alzhemier's Day - Dementia: Catching the memory thief

Sep 21, 2016

Cambridge Neuroscientists are using an interdisciplinary approach to tackle dementia across many Departments and Institutes across Cambridge

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Masters or PhD student in Neuroscience? NENS Exchange Grants

Sep 20, 2016

These exchange grants (2000 EUR) for training stays are intended for Masters and PhD students registered within NENS member schools or programmes.

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