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BNA Christmas Symposium 2017 | December 18th 2017 - Last few places!

Sep 27, 2017

This year's BNA Christmas Symposium, held in South Quay in Canary Wharf, London, will bring together leading researchers to explore how neurotechnology is shaping both neuroscience research and the wider world around us. 

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Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen awarded grant for suicide prevention research

Oct 19, 2017

Dr Anne-Laura Van Harmelen has been awarded a grant of £550,000 by mental health charity MQ to research suicide prevention amongst young people.

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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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Restricted Call: Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize 2018 for collaborative research between Medicine and either Chemistry or Physics

Nov 9, 2017

Proposals are invited for projects with a value of up to £250,000 over 3 years, which can be used to support any aspect of the proposed research.

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Sheep are able to recognise human faces from photographs

Nov 8, 2017

The study is part a series of tests given to the sheep to monitor their cognitive abilities.

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Scientists identify mechanism that helps us inhibit unwanted thoughts

Nov 8, 2017

Scientists have identified a key chemical within the ‘memory’ region of the brain that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.

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Cambridge expert jointly leads international push to reduce global burden of traumatic brain injury

Nov 7, 2017

The authors of the Lancet Neurology Commission on TBI set out clinical and research priorities with 12 key messages and recommendations to reduce the global burden of TBI.

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All the latest news from FENS

Nov 3, 2017

Check out the latest news alert from FENS. 

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"Giving up sugar was the worst thing I ever did"

Nov 1, 2017

Hisham Ziauddeen discusses sugar in our diets in an interview with Radhika Sanghani for the BBC.

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Professor Roger Carpenter ScD (1945-2017)

Oct 30, 2017

Professors John Mollon and Bill Harris reflect on the sad passing of Professor Roger Carpenter.

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Cambridge Neuroscience welcomes new clinical Co-Director

Oct 30, 2017

Professor Paul Fletcher will replace Professor Ed Bullmore as Clinical Co-Director of Cambridge Neuroscience.

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Review of a wonderful 'Neural Networks' #NNHD2017

Oct 30, 2017

The 6th biennial Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium attracted neuroscientists from within and well beyond Cambridge - all here for #NNHD2017.

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Cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call

Oct 17, 2017

The research councils are pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call.

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Internal call - Isaac Newton Trust Early Career Support Scheme for University Lecturers

Oct 5, 2017

As our funding from the Isaac Newton Trust for the Early Career Support Scheme for University Lecturers has been renewed, we would like to alert you to an internal call that we will be advertising within the next couple of weeks.

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David Menon: The incredible, incurable, clinical rationalist

Oct 4, 2017

The article describes Professor Menon's early life and work as a clinical academic since he was appointed in 1993 as the first Director of the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

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Award of Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professorship

Oct 31, 2017

Mr Adel Helmy, University Lecturer Neurosurgery (Department of Clinical Neurosciences), has been awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professorship 2017 for his work on Neuroinflammation following Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Brain surgery revolution

Oct 31, 2017

Film: Adel Helmy has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls. 

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Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 - report, pictures, evaluation 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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4 labs with open post doc lab positions @ VIB in Leuven

Oct 31, 2017

4 labs with open post doc lab positions @ VIB in Leuven

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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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Success for PNB undergraduate Sarah Flaherty

Oct 30, 2017

Sarah Flaherty, a PNB undergraduate (2016/2017), has won a Best Student Presentation award at the biennial meeting of the International Colour Vision Society, held in Erlangen, Germany, August 2017. 

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The Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Spring Conference 2018 - Cambridge

Oct 30, 2017

On behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and The Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project, we are delighted to announce our second Neuroscience Spring Conference.

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ESRC New Investigator Grants (internal deadline 27 November 2017)

Oct 27, 2017

The ESRC have announced their New Investigators scheme. The call is open to high-quality candidates who have a maximum of four years’ postdoctoral experience.

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Neuronal signal can turn astrocytes neuroprotective - implications for ALS

Oct 27, 2017

Research groups led by Dr Andras Lakatos at Cambridge and by Dr Rickie Patani at the UCL have discovered a new pathway by which astrocytes can be manipulated to induce the survival of motor neurones.

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What next for mental health and wellbeing?

Oct 24, 2017

How advances in brain science and artificial intelligence could transform our mental health and wellbeing.

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Running on autopilot: scientists find important new role for ‘daydreaming’ network

Oct 24, 2017

A brain network previously associated with daydreaming has been found to play an important role in allowing us to perform tasks on autopilot.

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'Selfish brain' wins out when competing with muscle power, study finds

Oct 24, 2017

New research on our internal trade-off when physical and mental performance are put in direct competition has found that cognition takes less of a hit, suggesting more energy is diverted to the brain than body muscle.

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Applications for the MRC LMB 2018-entry PhD Programme are now open

Oct 19, 2017

Every year the LMB International PhD Programme gives 20-30 new graduate students from the UK and all over the world the opportunity to do cutting-edge research. 

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Cambridge Neuroscientists part of IMPRiND consortium

Oct 19, 2017

Launch of the IMPRiND Consortium to investigate how aggregated proteins contribute to the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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Global collaboration produces largest analysis of brains of patients with trichotillomania

Oct 18, 2017

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, the University of Chicago, Harvard Medical School, the University of Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch pooled together existing sets of MRI brain scans of trichotillomania patients.

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Cambridge researchers recognised at Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health

Oct 18, 2017

The Bedfordshire Center for Mental Health Research and the University of Cambridge (BCMHR-CU) hosted the 6th Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health on 20th-22nd September, attracting leading experts in the fields of psychiatry, philosophy and neuroscience. 

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Rethinking the concept of autism

Oct 18, 2017

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen discusses the use and suitability of the term 'disorder' for autism

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Dr Amy Milton awarded Young Scientist Award at EBPS

Oct 18, 2017

This is a prize given biennially to a scientist under the age of 40 who is "an established investigator in behavioural pharmacology research, who has demonstrated research excellence".

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Welcome to Professor Mark Johnson, new HOD of Psychology

Oct 18, 2017

From October 1st 2017 Prof Mark Johnson is Professor of Experimental Psychology (1931) and Head of the Department of Psychology. 

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British Psychological Society Book Award

Oct 18, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Barbara Sahakian and Julia Gottwald, winners of the British Psychological Society Book Award in the Popular Science Category for their book, Sex, Lies and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds. 

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

Oct 18, 2017

The Cambridge research will be led by Professor Jenny Morton from the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.

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Leprosy turns the immune system against itself, study finds

Oct 18, 2017

Leprosy hijacks our immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells.

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Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts

Oct 18, 2017

Funding cuts and austerity measures are damaging young people’s access to mental health services, with potentially long-term consequences for their mental wellbeing.

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Winner takes all: Success enhances taste for luxury goods, study suggests

Oct 18, 2017

What drives people to purchase luxury goods? New research suggests that it may be a sense of being a ‘winner’ – but that contrary to expectations, it is not driven by testosterone.

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Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessment

Oct 18, 2017

Forty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse.

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New report on Mental Health & Wellbeing from AHRC

Oct 17, 2017

A new report, Exploring Mental Health and Wellbeing, published recently by the AHRC highlights the important role that arts and humanities based research can play in helping to address complex issues around mental health and features Cambridge research.

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Forthcoming BrainBox Initiative events & Opportunities

Oct 17, 2017

Brought to you by Rogue Resolutions, the BrainBox Initiative provides early career neuroscientists with opportunities to grow, develop and showcase their research.

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Funding Available - Canadian Networking Opportunity

Oct 17, 2017

The Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR) is launching a Global Call for Ideas for challenge-focused interdisciplinary research collaborations in any area of research.

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The Evelyn Trust open for applications for their 2017/18 Medical Research Grants scheme

Oct 17, 2017

The Evelyn Trust is focused on funding medical research projects that have clear clinical impact, that can deliver transformational change, or that can increase inter-disciplinary working.

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1st International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health

Oct 17, 2017

Join world experts, patients and caregivers for this interdisciplinary discussion on the role of sex and gender in the treatment of brain and mental diseases.

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Inferior- how science got women wrong and the new research that's rewriting the story

Oct 17, 2017

On 22nd November, Angela Saini, an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster, will discuss "Inferior" and the latest research into gender stereotypes, in conversation with Dr Kirstie Whitaker.

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Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare - Imaging Clinic

Oct 10, 2017

The CMIH & partners host a regular imaging clinic, offering a free, walk in consultation service for imaging related projects.

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PhD studentships in neuroscience and neurology

Oct 10, 2017

The studentships, which may be held by clinicians or non-clinicians, provide funding of up to £120,000 for three to four years.

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Join CamBRAIN now

Oct 4, 2017

CamBRAIN runs a series of events that allow our members to share experiences and build successful networks.

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11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience - Berlin 2018

Sep 27, 2017

The 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience will take place in Berlin in July 7-11 2018. Registration open now...

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Winter School on the Neuroscience of Consciousness

Aug 17, 2017

The Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind, and Consciousness at CIFAR is organising a Winter School on the Neuroscience of Consciousness to be held in Montebello Quebec on December 7-10, 2017.

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Programme Leader Track - Neurobiology @MRC LMB, Cambridge

Jul 10, 2017

Opportunity to apply for Independent Group Leader position in Neurobiology at MRC LMB in Cambridge. 

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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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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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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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