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Election of 3 neuroscientists to The Academy of Medical Sciences

Apr 28, 2016

The Academy of Medical Sciences has announced the election of its new Fellows, including three members of Cambridge Neuroscience.

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New horizons in preclinical MRI: Workshop Summary

Apr 28, 2016

With the University's investment in a new 9.4T MRI scanner in West Cambridge, our latest workshop brought together leading scientists in preclinical imaging from the UK and beyond to foster links and discuss the possibilities that high-field imaging can bring to the Cambridge Neuroscience community.

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HHMI and Bill and Melinda Gates Grant for Worldwide Scientific Talent on Trialect

Apr 29, 2016

HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announce the International Research Scholars Program which aims to support up to 50 outstanding early career scientists/physicians worldwide.

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Overweight individuals more likely to make unhealthier choices when faced with real food

Apr 29, 2016

Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make similar selections when presented with hypothetical choices.

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Being overweight linked to poorer memory

Apr 29, 2016

Overweight young adults may have poorer episodic memory than their peers, adding to increasing evidence of a link between memory and overeating.

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Researchers identify when Parkinson’s proteins become toxic to brain cells

Apr 29, 2016

Researchers have used a non-invasive method of observing how the process leading to Parkinson’s disease takes place at the nanoscale, and identified the point in the process at which proteins in the brain become toxic, eventually leading to the death of brain cells.

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Opinion: How LSD helped us probe what the ‘sense of self’ looks like in the brain

Apr 29, 2016

Ed Bullmore (Department of Psychiatry) and Nicolas Crossley (King's College London) discuss their work trying to find out how sense of self is expressed in the brain.

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Does nature make you happy? Crowdsourcing app looks at relationship between the outdoors and wellbeing

Apr 29, 2016

A new app will crowdsource data to help scientists understand the relationship between biodiversity and wellbeing.

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Award of Thudichum Medal to Professor David Rubinsztein

Apr 28, 2016

The 2017 Thudichum Medal will be awarded to Professor David Rubinsztein from the CIMR.

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MRC Biostatisitics Unit course on Advanced Bayesian Modelling

Apr 27, 2016

The MRC Biostatistics Unit will be running a two day course on Advanced Bayesian Modelling with BUGS, taking place on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May.

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in conversation with Professor Uta Frith - May 5th @5.30pm

Apr 27, 2016

The Master of Churchill College,  Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE, FRS, is hosting a series of ‘conversation’ style talks with eminent academics, of which the first three are women who have made it to the top in their own particular ways.

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Emotional Memory and Deep Brain Stimulation. Advanced Courses

Apr 27, 2016

Neuroscience School of advanced studies advanced courses in emotional memory and DBS in Switzerland.

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation's Parkinson's Research Funding on Trialect

Apr 26, 2016

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) is soliciting pre-proposals across its three core funding programs.

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Cambridge Postdoc Enterprise competition: now open for entries

May 3, 2016

Are you a postdoc interested in starting a company to commercialise your research? Now’s the time to start your entrepreneurial journey.

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The Alzheimer’s Research UK Target Validation Pathfinder Grant Scheme & the Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute

Mar 30, 2016

The Target Validation Pathfinder Grant scheme provides funds for small, translational research projects that show potential for collaboration with the ARUK Drug Discovery Alliance.

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Outstanding Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2016

Mar 24, 2016

On March 17th, Cambridge Neuroscience put on a highly interactive and successful symposium to showcase cutting-edge research. This year’s theme was “New Directions” and the delegates (in excess of 300) truly gained insights into new, innovative studies.

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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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Professors Trevor Robbins and Barbara Sahakian awarded the Robert Sommer Medal for research on schizophrenia.

Mar 1, 2016

Congratulations to Professors Trevor Robbins and Barbara Sahakian on being awarded the Robert Sommer Medal to honour outstanding research in the field of schizophrenia.

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‘Games for the Brain’ – Professor Barbara Sahakian gives the Darwin Lecture

Feb 29, 2016

This year, the series is themed ‘Games’ and Professor Sahakian’s lecture was titled ‘Games for the Brain’.

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Collaborative WT award on HD for UCL and Cambridge researchers

Feb 29, 2016

The 5-year, £3.4 million investment will support research to help our understanding of disease mechanisms in HD and, importantly, their response to treatment.

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Cajal course in computational neuroscience

Feb 24, 2016

This three-week school teaches the central ideas, methods, and practice of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work.

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30th CINP World Congress - 3rd-5th July 2016

Feb 9, 2016

The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) congress will take place in July in Korea.

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Introducing the new Cambridge Neuroscience MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience

Oct 21, 2015

The programme is a one-year Masters course with both taught and research components. Students selected onto the course will follow the structured MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience research training.

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Cocaine addiction: Scientists discover ‘back door’ into the brain

Jan 22, 2016

Individuals addicted to cocaine may have difficulty in controlling their addiction because of a previously-unknown ‘back door’ into the brain, circumventing their self-control.

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Brain waves could help predict how we respond to general anaesthetics

Jan 22, 2016

The complex pattern of ‘chatter’ between different areas of an individual’s brain while they are awake could help doctors better track and even predict their response to general anaesthesia

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The CANTAB Research Grant: Open for applications

Nov 4, 2015

The Cambridge Cognition CANTAB Research Grant is open to all students conducting research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and related subjects where cognitive function is being measured as part of a study.

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