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Public Engagement training - PhDs and Post Docs

Jan 17, 2017

Read on for details of interesting and exciting new public engagement courses running this term. These courses are for PhD students and post-docs in the Schools of Clinical Medicine and Biological Sciences only.

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Research Associate - Drosophila connectomics group (Fixed Term)

Jan 9, 2017

One research associate post is available in the newly established Drosophila connectomics group headed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf in the Department of Zoology.

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Research Assistant x 2 - Drosophila Connectomics Initiative (Fixed Term)

Jan 9, 2017

Two research assistant posts are available in the newly established Drosophila connectomics group headed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf.

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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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Neural Dynamics and Brain Health: March 20-22, 2017

Nov 24, 2016

Register now and take advantage of early bird registration for the 27th annual Rotman Research Institute Conference: Neural Dynamics and Brain Health.

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The Cambridge Innovation Forum is Recruiting!

Nov 24, 2016

Are you enthusiastic about reaching out to the pharma and biotech industries? Want to grow your business/industry network?

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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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Infants' brains attuned to baby talk and nursery rhymes

Nov 23, 2016

Researchers in Cambridge believe that babies learn best when their brain waves are in sync with their parents'.

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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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CNS2017 | The Inflamed Brain | March 21st 2017 | Line up announced

Nov 23, 2016

Save the Date - The 29th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar will take place on March 21st 2017 at Robinson College - Registration will open next week

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CNS2017 | The Inflamed Brain | March 21st 2017 | Line up announced

Nov 23, 2016

Save the Date - The 29th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar will take place on March 21st 2017 at Robinson College - Registration will open soon!

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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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Congratulations to Anne-Laura Van Harmelen on award of Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

Nov 2, 2016

Dr Anne-Laura Van Harmelen has been awarded a prestigious 5-year Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship from the Royal Society to investigate the neurobiology of resilient functioning after child maltreatment.

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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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How does the motor system compensate for age-related decline in sensory processing?

Oct 17, 2016

An interdisciplinary team from Cambridge Neuroscientists have recently published a paper in Nature Communications on how the control of voluntary movement changes markedly with age.

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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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Parkinson’s Disease protein plays vital “marshalling” role in healthy brains

Sep 21, 2016

Researchers have established how a protein called alpha-synuclein, which is closely associated with Parkinson’s Disease, functions in healthy human brains.

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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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400+ scientists sign letter in support of primates in neuroscience

Sep 20, 2016

A letter was published in the Guardian on Wednesday 14 September, explaining the important role that non-human primates have played and continue to play in neuroscientific research.

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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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