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Cambridge Imaging Festival (CIF) 2020

Feb 25, 2020

The 2020 (3rd) Cambridge Imaging Festival (CIF) will take place on Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9am-6pm

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CNS2020 - April 15th 2020 - Registration Open!

Dec 20, 2019

The 30th annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar will take place on April 15th 2020 at Robinson College with dinner at Downing College in the evening.

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Early Registration & Abstract submission for FENS extended until on Feb 25th

Feb 6, 2020

Don't miss out on FENS 2020, hosted by the BNA and held in Glasgow. Take this opportunity to highlight the work of Cambridge Neuroscience at the largest European Neuroscience conference.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Theme Development workshops - Registration now open!

Feb 19, 2020

Cambridge Neuroscience is in the process of developing key themes cutting across discovery and translational research to represent Cambridge Neuroscience and showcase the highly collaborative and integrative character of our research community. Please have your say and join the workshops throughout Lent term. 

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1907 Trailblazer Award - Neuroscience & Mental Health

Feb 21, 2020

This new early career neuroscience and mental health research prize ($120,000 USD) targets step-change, transformational proposals that might be harder to fund through standard means.  

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Call for Forum Press Office Assistants at FENS 2020 (stipend)

Feb 19, 2020

Are you an early career neuroscientist, with a keen interest in science communications? We are looking for 3 Voluntary Press Office Assistants to ensure the smooth running of the Forum Press Centre. Application deadline: 16 March 2020.

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Charles Warlow Prize by the British Association of Stroke Physicians

Feb 21, 2020

Congratulations to Nicholas Evans (Medicine) who has been awarded the prestigious Charles Warlow Prize by the British Association of Stroke Physicians.

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Social Science Impact Conference_30 March 2020

Feb 21, 2020

The ESRC IAA Steering Group warmly invites all social scientists interested in knowledge exchange, impact, and research engagement beyond the university environment to the inaugural Social Science Impact Conference.

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Brain events at the Cambridge Science Festival - Week 2!

Feb 19, 2020

Researchers at the Cambridge Science Festival reveal latest insights into the brain in 37 different events - check out all of the events happening in week 2 of the Science Festival.

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MEGUK 2020 - Cambridge 6-7 April 2020

Feb 19, 2020

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit is pleased to announce that the next MEGUK conference will be held in Cambridge (Magdalene College) on the 6-7 April 2020. 

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The Cambridge Spring School 2020: Lessons from Neural Injury 1st – 3rd April 2020

Feb 19, 2020

Welcome back to the Cambridge Spring School, organised by the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge! This year’s event ‘Lessons from Neural Injury’, will explore what can be learned about disease mechanisms from clinical or experimental injury.

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Funding: Ferblanc Applications for 2020 grants are now welcomed.

Feb 19, 2020

The deadline is 5pm Friday 13th March 2020. Decisions will be made by early May.

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Funding: 2020 CDKL5 Program of Excellence Pilot Grant Program

Feb 19, 2020

The Orphan Disease Center(ODC) at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the LouLou Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 CDKL5 Program of Excellence Pilot Grant Program. Deadline 6th March 2020.

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Brain events at the Cambridge Science Festival - Week 1!

Feb 19, 2020

Researchers at the Cambridge Science Festival reveal latest insights into the brain in 37 different events.

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BNA2021: Submit your proposals now!

Feb 6, 2020

In April 2021, the British Neuroscience Association will host its fifth Festival of Neuroscience, this time taking neuroscience to the seaside in Brighton, UK.

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BNA Industry & Academia Symposium

Feb 6, 2020

This meeting, ‘Improving translation in neuroscience’ will explore the key factors inhibiting effective translation of research between academia and industry, identify how to achieve successful translation, and provide delegates with meaningful and practical ways to accelerate their own work, whether that’s in the academic or commercial sector. The day will incorporate education, networking and interactive sessions to share knowledge to improve translation in neuroscience, and will have a strong credibility component to it.

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ENCODS 2020 | 9-11 July, 2020, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Feb 5, 2020

The European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS) is an initiative started by graduate students in 2013, to offer young neuroscientists a scientific exchange that suits their needs better than a large-scale event.

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The BNA 2021 Festival of Neuroscience call for submissions is now open!

Jan 24, 2020

In April 2021, in partnership with the UK Dementia Research Institute, and a plethora of partners societies, the British Neuroscience Association will host its fifth Festival of Neuroscience, this time taking neuroscience to the seaside in Brighton, UK.

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Rosetrees Trust 2020 Enterprise Fellowships

Jan 14, 2020

Rosetrees Trust has announced the launch of the 2020 nationwide Enterprise Fellowship Scheme. Awards are up to £180,000 over three years for Biomedical Research.

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Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Jan 14, 2020

Three prizes will be awarded in any area in basic or medical life sciences, and one prize will specifically recognize advances in Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders.

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CamBRAIN - Term card for Lent term

Dec 20, 2019

Check out the packed programme of events that CamBRAIN will host in Lent term.

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FENS2020 Forum in Glasgow - Registration now open!

Dec 20, 2019

FENS and the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) are delighted to announce that registration and abstract submission for the FENS Forum are now open.

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Mothers’ and babies’ brains ‘more in tune’ when mother is happy

Dec 17, 2019

Mothers’ and babies’ brains can work together as a ‘mega-network’ by synchronising brain waves when they interact.

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Turing presents AI UK

Nov 29, 2019

The Alan Turing Institute is hosting a two-day showcase featuring the very best of UK academic work in AI and machine learning.

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The use of antidepressants by over 65s has a substantial increase in 20 years

Nov 8, 2019

A study led Carol Brayne(Public Health and Primary Care) has shown that the number of people over 65 taking antidepressants has more than doubled in 20 years.

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Childhood Obesity linked to structural brain differences

Nov 8, 2019

A study by Lisa Ronan (Psychiatry) and Paul Fletcher (Psychiatry) has uncovered distinct differences in brain structure in obese children compared to those of normal weight.

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Big Bid Fund: Support for preparation of large bids

Nov 4, 2019

The support offered by the Fund is flexible according to the needs of individual proposals.

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'Projection neuron' identified as key cell in multiple sclerosis development

Aug 16, 2019

A study by postdoctoral fellow Lucas Schirmer, in the laboratory of David Rowitch discovered that a specific brain cell known as a 'projection neuron' has a central role to play in the atrophic brain changes seen in multiple sclerosis (MS).
 

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Designing stem-cell-based dopamine cell replacement trials for Parkinson’s disease

Aug 16, 2019

Roger Barker explores the clinical studies of Parkinson’s disease, using a dopamine cell replacement strategy, that have been in progress for more than 30 years.

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Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

Jul 10, 2019

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same figure as found in the West.

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Report examines origins and nature of ‘maths anxiety’

Jul 10, 2019

A report out today examines the factors that influence ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child’s development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys.

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Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson’s and dementia in animal studies

Jul 10, 2019

A prescription drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.

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Funding Pre-announcement - Restricted Call: NERC Capital Call 2019

Jul 8, 2019

NERC has issued a pre-announcement for a call for proposals for capital assets (for science, innovation, estates, IT and/or facilities), for which NERC has allocated up to £3 million.

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