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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2015 News Report

May 13, 2015

“The Making and Breaking of the Mind”, Friday the 20th of March marked the 27th of the long-standing Cambridge Neuroscience Seminars, showcasing the diversity and calibre of neuroscience research conducted at the University of Cambridge.

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CamBRAIN Art Competition 2015: 'Untangling Mind & Brain' - Deadline closes on May 19th!

May 13, 2015

Do not miss this opportunity to have your artwork exhibited in a gallery and to win a prize. We will be inviting judges who are interested in bridging the gap between neuroscience and the arts to decide upon the top 3 submissions, which will be awarded.

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First step in preventing neurodegenerative diseases

May 13, 2015

Research led by Anne Bertolotti has identified a novel, selective and safe pharmacological approach to boost a natural cellular defense against misfolded proteins and thus safely preventing protein misfolding diseases in mice.

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The Academy of Medical Sciences announces new Fellows for 2015

May 13, 2015

The Academy of Medical Sciences has announced the election of its new Fellows, including three Cambridge Neuroscientists.

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Volunteers required for different neuroscience research

May 13, 2015

Would you like a well-paid break from revision? or from the Lab?

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5th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium - Imaging the Nervous System - Registration OPEN!

Dec 19, 2014

The "Imaging the Nervous System" symposium is an international meeting, which will take place on September 9th and 10th 2015. Registration OPEN

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Cambridge Neuroscience Image Competition

May 13, 2015

Submit your favourite Neuroscience image for a chance to win generous prizes in the Cambridge Neuroscience Image competition in association with Abcam.

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Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD)

May 13, 2015

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians who seek to understand how circuit dynamics underlies representation and function in the nervous system, and to foster real discussion.

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Cell Biology of the Axon - workshop report

May 13, 2015

Professor Cahir O'Kane reports on the second in the series of the Interdisciplinary Cambridge Neuroscience workshops.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

May 11, 2015

During Mental Health Awareness Week (11th – 17th May), CamBRAIN, the Cambridge Neuroscience Society members, are showing their support to MIND charity by launching the #1in4 Challenge.

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Brain-training app Peak teams up with Cambridge neuroscientists for new games

May 6, 2015

Peak is designed to provide users with insight into their current state of cognitive function through games that test, track and strengthen cognitive performance.

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Empowering Women in Science Through Music…

May 5, 2015

Tim recently gave a talk at this year’s TEDxCambridgeUniversity event, which was held on Saturday 14th March at St John’s Divinity School.

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Invitation and Call for Papers for Cambridge Body in Mind Symposium

Apr 29, 2015

The Body in Mind Symposium to be held at Cambridge University on the 27th of May, 2015.

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The British Neuroscience Association’s Festival of Neuroscience 2015

Apr 27, 2015

Over 1600 delegates joined the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) recently in celebrating its fiftieth year at the ‘Festival of Neuroscience’ in Edinburgh: 12th – 15th April 2015.

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Cambridge's Chemistry of Health programme awarded £17 million in funding

Apr 24, 2015

New funding will support fundamental research into the molecular processes underlying human disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and enable new ways to combat them.

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Link between proteins points to possibilities for future Alzheimer’s treatments

Apr 24, 2015

Cambridge Neuroscientists have identified how proteins that play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease are linked in a pathway that controls its progression, and that drugs targeting this pathway may be a potential new way of treating the disease.

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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account - Call open for applications

Apr 24, 2015

A call is now open for applications to the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.  Expressions of Interest must be received by 1st June 2015.

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Cambridge News interviews Dr Hannah Critchlow

Apr 24, 2015

Dr Hannah Critchlow on her public engagement work in Cambridge, her love of neuroscience and whether MRIs can show how you vote.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Workshop on 7TMRI Imaging - Report

Apr 22, 2015

The January meeting to discuss ultra-high field (7T) MR imaging in Cambridge was a great success, attended by over 90 investigators and confirming the intense interest across Cambridge Neuroscience in the advanced research methods enabled by this new  part of our Clinical Research Infrastructure.

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Barbara Sahakian on political psychology, society & mental health

Apr 22, 2015

From the University of Cambridge comes ELECTION, our weekly politics podcast; asking the questions that no one else is in the run-up to the British General Election with the most interesting people inside and outside the political arena.

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Managing and sharing your research data: Advice and support for University of Cambridge researchers

Apr 17, 2015

Our Open Data team is making presentations and taking questions at open meetings, Departmental meetings, Research Operations Office School meetings and meetings with administrators and librarians, as well as providing online support and information about research data management.

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Paid volunteers required for Psychology study

Apr 7, 2015

We are seeking paid volunteers for a study on decision-making and confidence.

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Protein threshold linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Feb 5, 2015

Excess quantities of a specific protein in the brain dramatically increase the chances of so-called “nucleation events” that could eventually result in Parkinson’s Disease, according to a new study.

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Lifelong learning and the plastic brain

Feb 5, 2015

Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt. Now researchers are asking if new understanding of these processes can help us train our brains.

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Global mental health and neuroscience: potential synergies

Feb 5, 2015

Mental health is a global issue – here’s how neuroscience can cross international boundaries

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Naked Neuroscience from India

Feb 5, 2015

From rags to riches: how a fruit stall selling boy became a brain surgeon and, inspired by the NHS, built a community hospital and neuroscience institute back in his homeland of India.

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Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute to fast-track development of new treatments for dementia

Feb 16, 2015

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the world’s largest dedicated dementia research charity, has announced a £30 million Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and UCL.

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Brain Anatomy Courses - May & June 2015, King's College London

Mar 27, 2015

Registration is now open for the Human Brain Anatomy Course(3-day)and Limbic Brain Anatomy Course(2-day)in May and June 2015 at King's College London.

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Brain training at the Science Museum

Apr 8, 2015

A team from the Department of Psychiatry exhibited a demo version of a new game being developed at the Sahakian Lab to train attention and focus at the Science Museum.

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11th Zinc UK Meeting

Apr 10, 2015

This summer's Zinc-UK meeting will be held at Anglia Ruskin University on July 10th 2015.

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Have you worked with a health tech SME in the East of England?

Feb 24, 2015

If you have spent 12 hours or more working with an SME in the East of England related to any health tech project between 31st May 2013 (or if you can squeeze in 12 hours between now and 31st Mar 2015), you could be eligible for a grant of £1000 per SME.

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Email list for those interested in humanities and/or social sciences and biomedicine

Feb 19, 2015

The main aim of the list will be to share information about forthcoming events, calls for papers and funding calls.

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Neuroscience in the Courtroom - Report

Dec 22, 2014

In a joint collaboration between the Cambridge Neuroscience and Public Policy Strategic Initiatives, this report addresses how policy makers might respond to the use of neuroscientific evidence in the courtroom.

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CamBRAIN: The Cambridge Neuroscience Society

Oct 21, 2014

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

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