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A-level students interview Cambridge Neuroscience Profs

A level students got the opportunity to do a week long internship with Dr Hannah Critchlow at the Naked Scientists thanks to the generous support of the David Ross Education Trust.

Posted on Monday 14 April, 2014

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TReND information session for Neuroscientists

Do you want to extend and develop your research potential? Gain experience of teaching neuroscience in Africa? - come along and meet the TReND team.

Posted on Monday 14 April, 2014

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Barbara Sahakian at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Barbara Sahakian participated at the World Economic Forum in Davos where she discussed the neuroscience of leadership and how performance enhancing technologies can affect health in the aging population - watch the video here.

Posted on Friday 17 January, 2014

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Reproducible Research, Dynamic Documents, and Push-Button Publishing

Researchers release a treasure trove of data on the developing retina, pushing the boundaries of neuroscience publishing by presenting it in an unprecedentedly dynamic and reproducible manner.

Posted on Friday 4 April, 2014

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Opportunites available at the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists are an award-winning producer of science, medicine and technology programmes for national and international broadcast.

Posted on Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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RA position working on sheep behaviour available in Professor Jenny Morton's lab

This project aims to develop objective measures for understanding the mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction, abnormalities in social interactions and sleep disorder in Huntington's disease - with opportunities to travel to Australia!

Posted on Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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Jan Freyberg reports on very successful Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar

Friday the 14th of March saw the Department of Psychiatry host the 26th annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar (CNS). Jan Freyberg reports.

Posted on Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience: Special report from Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2014

In the first of 2 special episodes of Naked Neuroscience, Dr Hannah Critchlow reports from the recent Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar.

Posted on Monday 24 March, 2014

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US Congressional delegation on ageing and dementia policy visited Cambridge

A US Congressional delegation on ageing and dementia policy visited the University of Cambridge this week to hear about UK research into one of the biggest healthcare challenges facing both the UK and US.

Posted on Monday 24 March, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience: Dr Hannah Critchlow reflects on educating the public about Neuroscience

Cambridge Neuroscientist and Naked Scientist Dr Hannah Critchlow features on Soapbox science, a guest blog hosted by Nature Publishing Group. 

Posted on Friday 21 March, 2014

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Cambridge Enterprise Neuroscience success stories

See a copy of the poster that Cambridge Enterprise presented at the annual CNS meeting.

Posted on Friday 21 March, 2014

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Professor Trevor Robbins wins the Brain Prize, 2014

It is a great pleasure to celebrate the announcement today that Trevor Robbins has been honoured by the award of the Brain Prize for 2014.

Posted on Monday 10 March, 2014

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Call for proposal by the GSK Biopharmaceutical Innovation group

Call for proposal by the GSK Biopharmaceutical Innovation group for preclinical collaborative projects (up to £600k over 2 years) utilising their AlbudAb half-life extension platform.

Posted on Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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Lab Manager Position - Adaptive Brain Group, Department of Psychology

The lab focuses on understanding the neural basis of human perception and adaptive behaviours using a combination of behavioral, computational and brain imaging techniques (fMRI, TMS, EEG).

Posted on Friday 21 February, 2014

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Mood and mental imagery in people with depression and anxiety - Volunteers required

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit are currently running a study on ‘Mood and mental imagery in people with depression and anxiety’ and are looking for more volunteers (aged 40-65) to take part and help us complete their research.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Biomarker for depression could improve diagnosis and treatment

Teenage boys with symptoms of depression and raised levels of the stress hormone cortisol are up to 14 times more likely to develop major depression than those without these traits, Cambridge Neuroscientists have found.

Posted on Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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BNA2015 Festival of Neuroscience Call for Symposia until Feb 28th 2014

Following the success of BNA2013, the BNA are delighted to announce that the BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 12-15 April 2015.

Posted on Friday 10 January, 2014

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Cannabis, gender and schizophrenia: which factors affect early onset psychosis?

A multi-center study has investigated how gender and cannabis use affect the age of onset of schizophrenia.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Barbara Sahakian nominated for the Salon London's Transmission Prize

Barbara Sahakian, co-author of Bad Moves: How decision making goes wrong, and the ethics of smart drugs, has been shortlisted for Salon London's Transmission Prize.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Neuroscience Nuggets: Fenruary Naked Neuroscience podcast out now!

Check out this month’s Naked Neuroscience podcast (featuring Dr Amy Milton and Dr Tristan Bekinschtein from Cambridge Neuroscience) with Naked Scientist, Dr Hannah Critchlow.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Naked Scientists Down Under - January Naked Neuroscience podcast out now!

New Zealand adventures with sheep, finding the Huntington's gene and developing new therapies for the brain. Featuring Cambridge Neuroscientist Professor Jenny Morton on why she plays football with sheep.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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ESMRMB Educational course on resting state fMRI - basic concepts, methods and applications

This three-day course aims to provide the background for the field of resting state fMRI analysis and will take place in the Department of Psychology from May 19th-21st.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Head first: reshaping how TBI is treated

Traumatic brain injury affects 10 million people a year worldwide and is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults. A new study will identify how to match treatments to patients, to achieve the best possible outcome for recovery.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Males and Females differ in specific brain structures

A team from the Department of Psychiatry performed a quantitative review of the brain imaging literature from over 20 years, testing overall sex differences in total and regional brain volumes.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Glia Club 2014 line up - Returns on Monday 3rd March!

The Glia Club will take place on the first Monday of every month in the seminar room of the Herchel Smith Building from 5-7pm.

Posted on Tuesday 29 October, 2013

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Jacques Monod Conference: Optical Imaging of Brain Structure and function on multiple spatial scales

This international conference will bring together scientists studying brain function on multiple different scales with physicists and neuroscientists that develop and use new tools. Registration deadline: March 3rd 2014.

Posted on Friday 7 February, 2014

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BBC Two programme looks inside the minds of animals with help from Prof. Nicky Clayton

Inside the Animal Mind is a new three-part BBC Two series for which Professor Nicky Clayton acted as super contributor and scientific consultant. Nicky also co-presents the second programme in the series, alongside Chris Packham.

Posted on Friday 24 January, 2014

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2014 BAP Annual Meeting - Cambridge

The 2014 BAP Annual Meeting coincides with our 40th anniversary year, and to celebrate this we will be holding the meeting in Cambridge for the first time since 2003.

Posted on Friday 17 January, 2014

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Education and Neuroscience - £6 million funding available

Education and Neuroscience, a new joint funding initiative from the Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is a one-off scheme which aims to develop, evaluate and communicate the impact of education interventions grounded in neuroscience research.

Posted on Monday 20 January, 2014

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Free Online Course in Computational Neuroscience - starts today!

This course will introduce you to basic computational techniques for analyzing, modeling, and understanding the behavior of cells and circuits in the brain. You do not need to have any prior background in neuroscience to take this course.

Posted on Friday 10 January, 2014

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FENS 2014 - Early bird registration closes on February 2nd 2014

FENS is pleased to announce that the registration to the FENS Forum 2014 is now open.FENS 2014 will be held in Milan from 5th to 9th July.

Posted on Friday 10 January, 2014

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2 day symposium - Astrocytes in Health and Neurodegenerative Disease - 28th-29th April 2014

Registration is now open for this focused meeting, which is being jointly hosted by the Biochemical Society and the British Neuroscience Association and will take place in London in April 2014.

Posted on Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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Join the British Neuroscience Association

The BNA is the largest neuroscience society in the UK with nearly 1800 members covering the breadth of neuroscience from the lab to the clinic.

Posted on Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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Video Contest for FENS Forum 2014

FENS launched a video contest for the FENS Forum 2014 that will be held in Milan. Submit your video now to win a great prize! DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2014.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Building bright new homes for old drugs

Dr David Cavalla of Numedicus, through a joint affiliation with the Department of Pharmacology and Cambridge Enterprise, is leading an initiative to bring the benefits of drug repurposing to University of Cambridge researchers.

Posted on Friday 1 November, 2013

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