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Mind Your Head - Get involved in Headway Cambridgeshire's Grand Challenge

Wanted: People of all ages, backgrounds and skills to take part in Headway Cambridgeshire's version of The Apprentice meets Dragons' Den on Friday evening 3rd October at the new University Technical College in Cambridge.

Posted on Friday 12 September, 2014

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Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab - Indiana University Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applications are invited for an open position as postdoctoral fellow in the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University.

Posted on Friday 12 September, 2014

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Cambridge Neuroscience: Call for workshop proposals

We are requesting proposals for workshops from the Cambridge Neuroscience community. Proposals from all levels of faculty as well as advanced postdoctoral fellows are welcome. This is a great opportunity to organize a small meeting with lots of help from Cambridge Neuroscience.

Posted on Tuesday 9 September, 2014

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Abstract deadline next week - 4th Wellcome Trust Epigenomics of Common Diseases

The abstract deadline for this upcoming conference 'Epigenomics of Common Diseases' is on 9 September.

Posted on Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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Congratulations to Professor Barry Everitt

Congratulations to Professor Barry Everitt on the joint award of the 25th annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen for his pioneering work in the domain of “Neuropsychology of drug addiction” and for his election to President-elect of FENS. 

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Royal Institution article names Barbara Sahakian amongst the top women in science

A recent article discussing top women in science includes within the list of possible candidates the Department of Psychiatry’s Professor Barbara Sahakian.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Molecular Autism receives highest Impact Factor

Thomson Reuters has awarded an Impact Factor of 5.486 to the open access journal Molecular Autism, the highest for any journal dedicated to autism or related neurodevelopmental conditions.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Department of Biotechnology, India, and MRC: Joint Centre Partnerships - Neuroscience Call

Do you have existing collaborations with researchers in India? DBT and MRC seek to fund three centre partnerships that are designed to build on pre-existing collaborations between research teams based in the UK and India and last 3 years.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience - Reporting from FENS in 2 special podcasts

Would you kill one person to save 5 others?  Does religion evade morality by omission and how can you tweak people’s motivations?

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Minding the gaps: the challenges of interdisciplinary developmental science - Workshop at MRC CBU

The purpose of this workshop is to share our findings, discuss these challenges and encourage early career researchers developing their own research questions in this area.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

A study published recently has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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The underused brain?

According to Professor Barbara Sahakian, the idea that we only use a fraction of our brain's computing power is nothing more than an urban myth.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Can drugs deliver peak learning performance?

A recent debate hosted by the Guardian, in association with the British Academy, discussed the use of cognitive enhancing drugs in the general population.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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A European first in Dementia research

A new type of brain scan which will detect tau protein has recently been developed. This is a very significant step forward for Dementia research, opening up a new way to diagnose and distinguish dementias and to test drugs that may slow down or prevent dementia.

Posted on Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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Astrocyte response to motor neuron injury promotes structural synaptic plasticity

New research describes a novel mechanism that helps rewiring neuronal networks in the brain following remote neuronal insults.

Posted on Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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2014 International Neuroethics Society Meeting, Washington DC, November 13th and 14th

Registration is now open for the 2014 International Neuroethics Society meeting (Professor Barbara Sahakian is President), which will take place before SFN in Washington DC.

Posted on Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction

Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction) similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts.

Posted on Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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One in three cases of Alzheimer’s worldwide potentially preventable, new estimate suggests

A third of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide can be attributed to risk factors that can be potentially modified, such as lack of education and physical inactivity, according to NIHR-funded research published this week.

Posted on Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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Earn £30 and get a picture of your brain!

Testing will involve making several decisions and pressing buttons on a button box while lying in an MRI scanner.

Posted on Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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Six Cambridge Neuroscientists feature in Highly Cited Researchers 2014

Highly cited researchers rank among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience - Addrssing Autism

Featuring Professor Simon Baron Cohen, this is the second special Naked Neuroscience podcast produced in association with Cambridge Neuroscience.

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Possible endophenotypes of autism identified

Progress has been made in the search for endophenotypes – biological traits of a condition linked to its genetic causes – of autism spectrum conditions (ASC).

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience - Latest podcast - Can chocolate make you happy?

Beat anxiety, form healthy habits and induce a happy state of mind - all about chocolate.

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Modelling how neurons work together

A highly accurate model of how neurons behave when performing complex movements could aid in the design of robotic limbs which behave more realistically.

Posted on Thursday 19 June, 2014

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Somil Desai wins Part II Neuroscience Prize

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate Somil Desai who has received this year's Cambridge Neuroscience Part II Neuroscience Prize.

Posted on Monday 16 June, 2014

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Children with autism have elevated levels of steroid hormones in the womb

New research has shown that children who later develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones (for example testosterone, progesterone and cortisol) in the womb.

Posted on Monday 16 June, 2014

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Creatures of habit: disorders of compulsivity share common pattern and brain structure

New research shows that people affected by binge eating, substance abuse and obsessive compulsive disorder all share a common pattern of decision making and similarities in brain structure.

Posted on Monday 16 June, 2014

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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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