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6th Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health - 2017

Jul 26, 2017

The conference will cover number of topics related to mental health including, ADHD, Bipolar disorders, Depression, Immunopsychiatry, Neuroscientific basis mental illnesses, OCD, Schizophrenia, social, philosophical and artistic contributions, Transcranial magnetic stimulation and users perspectives.

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Restricted Call: Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research

Jul 25, 2017

Applications are now open for the Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research. This competition offers a grant of up to £1.5 million for up to five years for a programme of the highest quality translational research.

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Neuroscience graduate program in Munich, Germany.

Jul 24, 2017

Applications now being taken for PhD progrmme in Munich, with a focus on Circuit Neuroscience.

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Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health | 31st JULY - 2nd August 2017

Jul 24, 2017

The overall aim is to combine psychiatry, digital technology and culture to bring innovative positive change for those seeking mental health support.

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PhD student wins science writer award for article on sex differences in the brain

Jul 24, 2017

Julia Gottwald won the Best Student Science Journalist Award for her article entitled 'Does your brain have a sex?' which was published by BlueSci, the Cambridge University Science Magazine, Easter 2016.

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Congratulations to Professor Barbara Sahakian on election to Fellowship of British Academy

Jul 24, 2017

Professor Barbara Sahakian was elected to the fellowship of the British Academy.

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Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 - report, pictures and video

Jul 18, 2017

Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 took place from Friday to Sunday (June 23-25), and was a free public festival of brain science, filled with lectures, discussions and exhibits for visitors.

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‘Brain training’ app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment

Jul 18, 2017

A ‘brain training’ game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia.

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Congratulations to Professor Trevor Robbins

Jul 18, 2017

Trevor Robbins has been elected to receive the 2017 Goldman-Rakic Award.

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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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Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we’re dieting

Jul 18, 2017

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.

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Genes influence ability to read a person’s mind from their eyes

Jul 18, 2017

Our DNA influences our ability to read a person’s thoughts and emotions from looking at their eyes, suggests a new study.

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Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Jul 18, 2017

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and stop their production. 

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Studies begin on first Huntington’s disease sheep imported to UK

Jul 18, 2017

Scientists at the University of Cambridge will shortly begin studying sheep that have been genetically modified to carry the mutation that causes Huntington’s disease. 

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New research group focused on improving the care of patients with traumatic brain injury in low- and middle-income countries established at the University of Cambridge

Jul 14, 2017

The Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital has been funded with £1.78 million in order to establish the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma. 

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Engineering solutions to traumatic head injuries

Jun 4, 2017

Researchers in the Biomechanics Group, in collaboration with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, have gained deeper understanding into the mechanics of the skull that can lead to better ways to treat patients with traumatic brain injuries.

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Naked mole rats can survive without oxygen using plant sugar tactic

Apr 28, 2017

The subterranean rodents are able to switch to a fructose-based metabolic system previously only observed in plants, a new study reveals

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William A Harris - Waddington Medal lecture 2017

Apr 28, 2017

Congratulations to Bill Harris on the being awarded the 2017 Waddington Medal.

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Scientists discover two repurposed drugs that arrest neurodegeneration in mice

Apr 21, 2017

A team of scientists who a few years ago identified a major pathway that leads to brain cell death in mice, have now found two drugs that block the pathway and prevent neurodegeneration.

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Cambridge named as a centre for the UK Dementia Research Institute

Apr 20, 2017

The University of Cambridge has been announced as one of the centres that will form the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) alongside Cardiff University, the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and King’s College London.

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The OCD Brain: how animal research helps us understand a devastating condition

Apr 20, 2017

In our series of films, science writer David Adam looks at how research in OCD at Cambridge using animals helps us understand what is happening in the brain – and may lead to better treatments.

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Astrocytes Set the Pace of Our Body Clocks

Apr 4, 2017

In their article published recently, which features on the front cover of Neuron, the Hastings Group describe their findings that astrocytes control sleep/wake cycles.

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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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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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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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