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Congratulations to Professor Barry Everitt

Congratulations to Professor Barry Everitt on the joint award of the 25th annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen for his pioneering work in the domain of “Neuropsychology of drug addiction” and for his election to President-elect of FENS. 

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Royal Institution article names Barbara Sahakian amongst the top women in science

A recent article discussing top women in science includes within the list of possible candidates the Department of Psychiatry’s Professor Barbara Sahakian.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Molecular Autism receives highest Impact Factor

Thomson Reuters has awarded an Impact Factor of 5.486 to the open access journal Molecular Autism, the highest for any journal dedicated to autism or related neurodevelopmental conditions.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Department of Biotechnology, India, and MRC: Joint Centre Partnerships - Neuroscience Call

Do you have existing collaborations with researchers in India? DBT and MRC seek to fund three centre partnerships that are designed to build on pre-existing collaborations between research teams based in the UK and India and last 3 years.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Guardian reader event: Ruby Wax and Colin Blakemore - in association with the BNA

Ruby Wax and acclaimed neurobiologist Sir Colin Blakemore discuss brain research and how it has played an integral part in Ruby's life and career.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience - Reporting from FENS in 2 special podcasts

Would you kill one person to save 5 others?  Does religion evade morality by omission and how can you tweak people’s motivations?

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Minding the gaps: the challenges of interdisciplinary developmental science - Workshop at MRC CBU

The purpose of this workshop is to share our findings, discuss these challenges and encourage early career researchers developing their own research questions in this area.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

A study published recently has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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The underused brain?

According to Professor Barbara Sahakian, the idea that we only use a fraction of our brain's computing power is nothing more than an urban myth.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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Can drugs deliver peak learning performance?

A recent debate hosted by the Guardian, in association with the British Academy, discussed the use of cognitive enhancing drugs in the general population.

Posted on Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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A European first in Dementia research

A new type of brain scan which will detect tau protein has recently been developed. This is a very significant step forward for Dementia research, opening up a new way to diagnose and distinguish dementias and to test drugs that may slow down or prevent dementia.

Posted on Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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Astrocyte response to motor neuron injury promotes structural synaptic plasticity

New research describes a novel mechanism that helps rewiring neuronal networks in the brain following remote neuronal insults.

Posted on Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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2014 International Neuroethics Society Meeting, Washington DC, November 13th and 14th

Registration is now open for the 2014 International Neuroethics Society meeting (Professor Barbara Sahakian is President), which will take place before SFN in Washington DC.

Posted on Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction

Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction) similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts.

Posted on Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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One in three cases of Alzheimer’s worldwide potentially preventable, new estimate suggests

A third of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide can be attributed to risk factors that can be potentially modified, such as lack of education and physical inactivity, according to NIHR-funded research published this week.

Posted on Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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Earn £30 and get a picture of your brain!

Testing will involve making several decisions and pressing buttons on a button box while lying in an MRI scanner.

Posted on Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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Six Cambridge Neuroscientists feature in Highly Cited Researchers 2014

Highly cited researchers rank among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Reproducible Research, Dynamic Documents, and Push-Button Publishing - Nature NeuroPod Podcast available

Researchers release a treasure trove of data on the developing retina, pushing the boundaries of neuroscience publishing by presenting it in an unprecedentedly dynamic and reproducible manner.

Posted on Friday 4 April, 2014

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Post Doc position available in Bordeaux

A post-doctoral position is available starting fall-winter 2014 at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience in the group “dynamic organization of synapses”, headed by Daniel Choquet and funded by grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Ministry of research (ANR)

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience - Addrssing Autism

Featuring Professor Simon Baron Cohen, this is the second special Naked Neuroscience podcast produced in association with Cambridge Neuroscience.

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Possible endophenotypes of autism identified

Progress has been made in the search for endophenotypes – biological traits of a condition linked to its genetic causes – of autism spectrum conditions (ASC).

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience - Latest podcast - Can chocolate make you happy?

Beat anxiety, form healthy habits and induce a happy state of mind - all about chocolate.

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Modelling how neurons work together

A highly accurate model of how neurons behave when performing complex movements could aid in the design of robotic limbs which behave more realistically.

Posted on Thursday 19 June, 2014

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Somil Desai wins Part II Neuroscience Prize

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate Somil Desai who has received this year's Cambridge Neuroscience Part II Neuroscience Prize.

Posted on Monday 16 June, 2014

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Children with autism have elevated levels of steroid hormones in the womb

New research has shown that children who later develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones (for example testosterone, progesterone and cortisol) in the womb.

Posted on Monday 16 June, 2014

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Creatures of habit: disorders of compulsivity share common pattern and brain structure

New research shows that people affected by binge eating, substance abuse and obsessive compulsive disorder all share a common pattern of decision making and similarities in brain structure.

Posted on Monday 16 June, 2014

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NICE approves MS drug developed by Cambridge Neuroscientists

A new drug based on decades of research at the University of Cambridge has today been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for use in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Posted on Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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Functional nerve cells from skin cells

Research will make the study of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s easier, and could lead to personalised therapies for a variety of neurodegenerative disorders.

Posted on Thursday 22 May, 2014

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What do experts think we should do to achieve brain health?

Professor Barbara Sahakian was invited to write an article on the subject of achieving brain health for a flourishing society within the next decade - see what the experts had to say!

Posted on Tuesday 6 May, 2014

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Congratulations to Dr James Rowe on Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship renewal

"Restoring brain function: from cortical microcircuits to complex behaviours in neurodegenerative disease"

 

Posted on Monday 19 May, 2014

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Congratulations to Professor Brian Moore on being awarded Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America

Professor Brian Moore has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for "leadership in research on human hearing and its clinical applications". 

Posted on Monday 19 May, 2014

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"Clinical Guide to Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders" - New book by Dr Sam Chamberlain

Dr Sam Chamberlain has recently published a book at Oxford University Press entitled "Clinical Guide to Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders". Save 20% with PROMO code here.

Posted on Thursday 15 May, 2014

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Congratulations to Karalyn Patterson on election to Royal Society

Congratulations to Dr Karalyn Patterson from the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and Clinical Neurosciences on being elected to the Royal Society.

Posted on Thursday 15 May, 2014

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New headway in battle against neurodegenerative diseases

Conditions which may accelerate the spread of Parkinson’s disease, and a potential means of enhancing naturally-occurring defences against neurodegenerative disorders, have been identified in two new studies.

Posted on Thursday 15 May, 2014

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All the latest podcasts from Naked Neuroscience

Check out all the latest Naked Neuroscience podcasts from Dr Hannah Critchlow, featuring several Cambridge Neuroscientists.

Posted on Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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Professor Christopher Dobson awarded 2014 Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

The award recognises Professor Chris Dobson's achievements in helping to identify the root causes of so-called “modern” disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Posted on Thursday 15 May, 2014

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Professors Carol Brayne and John O'Brien elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Eight researchers from the University of Cambridge have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Posted on Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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Evidence that dedicated information highway connects what we see with what we do

Experiments have identified a dedicated information highway that combines visual cues with body motion.

Posted on Thursday 15 May, 2014

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Scientists wake up to causes of sleep disruption in Alzheimer’s disease

New research using fruit flies with Alzheimer’s protein finds that the disease doesn’t stop the biological clock ticking, but detaches it from the sleep-wake cycle that it usually regulates.

Posted on Thursday 15 May, 2014

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Cambridge Neuroscientists part of group to identify part of brain linked to gambling addiction

New research reveals that brain damage affecting the insula – an area with a key role in emotions – disrupts errors of thinking linked to gambling addiction.

Posted on Thursday 15 May, 2014

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Participants required for study at BCNI

We are looking for paid participants for a psychology study about how people learn, make decisions and control their actions.

Posted on Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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News from the British Neuroscience Association

A brief round-up of recent activities from the BNA

Posted on Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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Join the British Neuroscience Association

The BNA is the largest neuroscience society in the UK with nearly 1800 members covering the breadth of neuroscience from the lab to the clinic.

Posted on Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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