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ENTERPRISETECH: Apply by 25 October

Oct 11, 2019

Are you a PhD, postdoc, early career academic or research-related member of staff who would like the opportunity to develop skills in entrepreneurship while exploring the commercial potential of real, early-stage innovations?

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Restricted call: BA Global Professorships 2020 (internal deadline 18 November 2019)

Oct 11, 2019

The purpose of the Global Professorships is to enable world-class scholars in the social sciences or humanities to further their individual research goals while strengthening the UK research base and advancing the research goals and strategies of their UK host universities.

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Funding - Citizen Science Exploration Grant

Oct 11, 2019

UKRI is offering the opportunity to apply for up to £20,000 (100% fEC) to allow researchers to develop pilot projects to build citizen science capacity into their work.

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The Role of Health Partnerships in Tackling Global Challenges

Oct 11, 2019

Join for an evening of informative talks, networking and to learn about the work of Cambridge Global Health Partnerships.

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Restricted call: Student engagement in knowledge exchange (Nov 1 deadline)

Oct 11, 2019

Research England and the Office for Students have announced the Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange Demonstrating what works for students call.

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Matt Lambon Ralph Elected Fellow of The British Academy

Aug 21, 2019

Congratulations to Matthew Lambon Ralph (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) who has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy

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Royal Medal winner 2019

Aug 16, 2019

Congratulations to Michel Goedert FMedSci FRS (MRC LMB) who was awarded the Royal Medal for identifying and characterising assembled tau protein and alpha-synuclein and showing that they form the inclusions of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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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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How is post-stroke fatigue understood by stroke survivors and carers?

Aug 16, 2019

Karen Thomas, a PhD student supervised by Jonathan Mant  devised a study to understand post-stroke fatigue from the perspective of stroke survivors and care-givers expressed in an online discussion forum.

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UKRI-BBSRC Bioscience Big Ideas Pipeline

Aug 16, 2019

UKRI-BBSRC has launched the Big Ideas Pipeline, a pilot programme through which UKRI-BBSRC aims to engage with their broad research and innovation community in a quest to identify adventurous and exciting ideas that have the potential to be transformational.

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Joint lubricating fluid plays key role in osteoarthritic pain, study finds

Aug 16, 2019

A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells similar to that caused by chilli peppers.

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High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

Aug 2, 2019

Cambridge Neuroscientists have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism.

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Molecular Neurodegeneration Course, Wellcome Genome Campus

Jul 31, 2019

This course provides an overview of the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disorders and is aimed at individuals working in neurodegenerative research, neurogenetics or translational neuroscience, including clinical scientists, veterinary scientists, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

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Cambridge University Press launches University Collaboration Budget

Jul 30, 2019

A new funding initiative by Cambridge University Press to support collaborative projects between the University and the Press.

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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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New approach to drug discovery could lead to personalised treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

Jul 10, 2019

Researchers have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia.

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England world-leading for dementia with Lewy bodies expertise

Jul 23, 2019

England is the world’s top performing region in terms of expertise in dementia with Lewy bodies, according to new data analysis published by Expertscape – a website which objectively ranks people and institutions by their expertise across more than 26,000 biomedical topics.

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Researchers develop game app for autism rehabilitation

Jul 23, 2019

Researchers from China and Cambridge team led by Professor Barbara Sahakian are developing a game app based on artificial intelligence technology to help children with autism.

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Autistic adults experience high rates of negative life events

Jul 23, 2019

Autistic adults are vulnerable to many types of negative life experience, including employment difficulties, financial hardship, domestic abuse and ‘mate-crime’, according to new research published today in the journal Autism Research

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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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Inflammation links heart disease and depression, study finds

Jul 10, 2019

People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation – the body’s response to negative environmental factors, such as stress. 

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‘Mindreading’ neurons simulate decisions of social partners

Jul 10, 2019

Scientists have identified special types of brain cells that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions. Dysfunction in these ‘simulation neurons’ may help explain difficulties with social interactions in conditions such as autism and social anxiety.

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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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Study identifies our ‘inner pickpocket’

Jul 10, 2019

Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which suggests there is an ‘inner pickpocket’ in all of us.

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Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer’s disease

Jul 10, 2019

Virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

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Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse and more sexual partners

Jul 10, 2019

A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the USA has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students were more likely be affected and problematic smartphone use was associated with lower grade averages, mental health problems and higher numbers of sexual partners.

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Scientists identify possible source of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the brain

Jul 10, 2019

Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ – the unsettling feeling we get from robots and virtual agents that are too human-like. They have also shown that some people respond more adversely to human-like agents than others.

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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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Cambridge team to study concussion in international motorsport

Jul 5, 2019

Cambridge researchers are to take part in a study to examine the impact of concussion in motorsports, with the aim of reducing traumatic brain injury and helping drivers recover.

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