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Congratulations to Kirstie Whittaker on being chosen as a Mozilla Fellow for Science

Sep 28, 2016

Kirstie, alongside the other three fellows, will spend the next ten months championing open science within her professional networks.

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Rising Stars Public Engagement training course

Sep 26, 2016

The next Rising Stars Public Engagement training course starts on 8 November 2016.  The course is open to members of the University of Cambridge.

 

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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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Join Cambridge Neuroscience

Oct 21, 2015

New principal investigators, post docs and students are invited to join Cambridge Neuroscience.

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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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Neurons feel the force – physical interactions control brain development

Sep 21, 2016

Cambridge Neuroscientists have found that developing nerve cells are able to ‘feel’ their environment as they grow, helping them form the correct connections within the brain and with other parts of the body.

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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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European History of Neuroscience Online Projects - Call open

Sep 20, 2016

Since 2010, The FENS History Committee organises a yearly call for European History of Neuroscience Projects, that aim at documenting the history and development of neuroscience in Europe.

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Call for ideas for FENS 2018 training activities

Sep 20, 2016

FENS and its partners hereby invite neuroscientists to support the FENS educational and training programme taking place in 2018, by providing their input in the form of ideas for topics and themes.

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The Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize - Call for nominations is open!

Sep 20, 2016

The Hertie Foundation announces in cooperation with FENS the opening of nominations for the Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2017.
The deadline for nominations is the 1st of November 2016.

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Congratulations to Professor David Klenerman on Royal Society Professorship

Sep 9, 2016

Professor David Klenerman FMedSCi FRS from the Department of Chemistry has received the Royal Society GSK Research Professorship.

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Congratulations to Professor Andrea Brand on Royal Society Professorship

Sep 9, 2016

Professor Andrea Brand has received the Royal Society Darwin Trust Research Professorship.

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Congratulations to Professor Christine Holt

Sep 9, 2016

Prof Christine Holt from the PDN has received the 2016 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award, the largest in the world in the field of vision

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OLD BRAINS 2016 – pathways to neurodegeneration not forgetting the vessels

Jul 4, 2016

Register now for FREE for Old Brains 2016 - Thursday October 6 2016

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"Opening the skull” of patients after head injury reduces risk of death from brain swelling

Sep 8, 2016

Craniectomy – a surgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed to relieve brain swelling – significantly reduces the risk of death following traumatic brain injury.

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Brains of overweight people ‘ten years older’ than lean counterparts at middle-age

Aug 5, 2016

In a cross-sectional study researchers looked at the impact of obesity on brain structure across the adult lifespan to investigate whether obesity was associated with brain changes characteristic of ageing.

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Cambridge Neuroscientists involved in large multi-centre Alzheimer's study

Aug 22, 2016

The MRC and NIHR have funded a £6.9 million study into preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which aims to detect markers of disease prior to the onset of symptoms.

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Current offers available to BNA members - Join now!

Sep 6, 2016

A brief update on current offers available to our members. Make sure you make the most of your membership!

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Tiny changes in Parkinson’s protein can have “dramatic” impact on processes that lead to the disease

Sep 6, 2016

In a new study, Cambridge Neuroscientists show that tiny changes in the amino acid sequence of the protein alpha-synuclein can have a dramatic effect on microscopic processes leading to its aggregation that may occur in the brain, eventually resulting in someone being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

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Gene signature in healthy brains pinpoints the origins of Alzheimer’s disease

Sep 6, 2016

Researchers have discovered a gene signature in healthy brains that echoes the pattern in which Alzheimer’s disease spreads through the brain much later in life.

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Human Brain Anatomy course - London

Sep 6, 2016

Highly popular three-day introduction to structural, functional and radiological human brain anatomy

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The Inflamed Mind on Radio 4 with Ed Bullmore - Wed 24th @9pm

Aug 23, 2016

Professor Ed Bullmore will feature on Radio 4 at 9pm on Wednesday 24th August talking about 'The Inflamed Mind'

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The Educated Brain at School: Late Childhood and Adolescence

Jul 1, 2016

Registration is now open for the second seminar in the Educated Brain Seminar Series - The Educated Brain At School: Late Childhood and Adolescence.

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Join the British Neuroscience Association

Aug 23, 2016

The BNA membership is a growing learned society of ~1700 members. There are many benefits of membership, including free or discounted registration for events, discounted Article Processing Charges, the BNA bulletin and much more.

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BNA Christmas Symposium - Mental Health

Aug 23, 2016

This year's BNA Christmas Symposium, held at London's KCL, will bring together leading researchers to describe what neuroscience has contributed to the diagnosis, management and treatment of mental health disorders.

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BNA-ABN joint symposium 'Meeting of Minds'

Aug 23, 2016

Two related topics, Epilepsy and Amnesia will be discussed, with talks and discussions spanning different levels of analysis.

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Julia Gottwald – Adolescent OCD

Aug 22, 2016

The OCD stories - catch up with Julia Gottwald discussing OCD on podcast with Stuart Ralph.

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Aug 22, 2016

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2016 Utrecht TMS Course

Aug 22, 2016

Brain Science Tools BV will be partnering with Neurosoft to bring to researchers and medical professionals the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Course on December 13 and 14.

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Communications Star! Congratulations to Julia Gottwald

Aug 16, 2016

Julia Gottwald being interviewed after been awarded the Public Communications Prize by the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP).

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Changes in brain structure during teenage years provide clues to onset of mental health problems

Jul 26, 2016

Cambridge Neuroscientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers’ brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise during late adolescence.

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Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowships - open for applications

Jul 26, 2016

The Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowships are one-off awards (£200,000) which seek to help support and nurture future leaders of biomedical research.

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Are pain researchers forgetting females?

Jul 22, 2016

When investigating pain, most of our studies make rather a big omission - the mice being tested are all male, which may mean that many females are missing out.

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Roger Barker discusses cell therapies for Parkinson's disease

Jul 22, 2016

Roger Barker discusses cell therapies for Parkinson's disease on BBC Inside Science

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Slow, slow, quick quick, slow: Scientists discover how proteins in the brain build-up rapidly in Alzheimer’s disease

Jul 22, 2016

Cambridge researchers have identified the mechanism that leads to the rapid build-up of the disease-causing ‘plaques’ that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Stroke Association Fellowship Grant Funding

Jul 21, 2016

The Stroke Association’s research strategy aims to increase the UK funding base and capacity for stroke research across the full stroke care pathway.

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Professor Christine Holt awarded Ferrier Medal 2017

Jul 20, 2016

Congratulations to Christine Holt on being the first female to be awarded the Ferrier Medal.

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Becky Inkster wins VC's Impact & Public Engagement Award

Jul 11, 2016

Dr Inkster’s work work explores the intersection of art and science through the prism of mental health research.

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Fair play? How ‘smart drugs’ are making workplaces more competitive

Jul 11, 2016

Cognitive enhancers or “smart drugs” can boost energy and mood, helping us to perform better with less sleep. But is it safe for healthy individuals to take such drugs? And is it right?

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Scottish Mental Health Research Network Annual Scientific Meeting

Jul 7, 2016

We invite you to join us for our annual scientific meeting in Edinburgh on October 4th, in collaboration with our partner organisations, the Farr Institute Scotland and MQ.

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Barbara Sahakian awarded Ethics Prize in Psychopharmacology at CINP

Jul 7, 2016

Professor Barbara Sahakian was awarded the Ethics Prize in Psychopharmacology at the 30th World Congress of CINP in Seoul last week.

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Promotions within Cambridge Neuroscience

Jul 7, 2016

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate all its members who have been promoted with effect from 1 October 2016.

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Utrecht fMRI Course 2016

Jul 7, 2016

This annual course in Utrecht, the Netherlands, has been organized for more than 10 years now and is visited by many international scholars each year.

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A Neuroscientist Tried to Help Me Overcome My Sleep Paralysis

Jul 7, 2016

Visiting researcher, Baland Jalal recently featured in a piece in New York Magazine. The article is called "A Neuroscientist Tried to Help Me Overcome My Sleep Paralysis" and can be read here.

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Apply for neuroscience graduate programme in Munich, Germany

Jul 7, 2016

The International Max Planck Research School is now taking applications for its graduate programme.

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Monica Di Luca (FENS President) and Professor Barry Everitt (FENS President-Elect) express views on BREXIT and neuroscience

Jul 4, 2016

Professor Monica Di Luca, FENS President and Professor Barry Everitt, FENS President-Elect, express their views on BREXIT and neuroscience.

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Restricted Call: ESRC Large Grants Competition 2016/17

Jun 13, 2016

ESRC welcomes proposals for standard research projects, large-scale surveys, infrastructure projects, and for methodological developments in any area of the social sciences.

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Why Are We Getting So Fat?

Jun 8, 2016

Catch up BBCs Horizon programme with Cambridge Neuroscientist, Dr Giles Yeo

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Spotlight on Neuroscience - From molecule to mind

Feb 4, 2016

Today, we commence a month-long focus on neuroscience. To begin, Ed Bullmore, Bill Harris and Dervila Glynn describe how this area of research is transforming our understanding of the healthy brain and promising new treatments for devastating disorders that affect millions of people.

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Neurons, Brains and Behaviour symposium

Mar 24, 2016

This series will explore the function of the nervous system in relation to behaviour. It will be an opportunity to listen to the latest developments and to meet other scientists. Informal discussions, drinks and food will follow the presentations.

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