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Molecular Neuropharmacology University Lectureship in the Department of Pharmacology,

Dec 2, 2016

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge within the broad field of cellular and molecular neuropharmacology.

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Public Engagement Grants from the Physiology Society

Nov 25, 2016

Public Engagement Grants of up to £5000 are available to both Member and non-Members of The Society to promote the discussion of physiology with public audiences.

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Alcohol may increase risk of some types of stroke but not others

Nov 25, 2016

Light and moderate alcohol consumption of up to two drinks per day is associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke but seems to have no effect on a person's risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

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Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear

Nov 23, 2016

Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology.

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New imaging technique measures toxicity of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Nov 23, 2016

A new super-resolution imaging technique allows researchers to track how surface changes in proteins are related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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Neural Dynamics and Brain Health: March 20-22, 2017

Nov 24, 2016

Register now and take advantage of early bird registration for the 27th annual Rotman Research Institute Conference: Neural Dynamics and Brain Health.

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Rogue-Resolutions announce BrainBox Initiative

Nov 24, 2016

This event provides a platform for young neuroscientists to share their latest research findings and demonstrate the multimodal techniques they used.

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The Cambridge Innovation Forum is Recruiting!

Nov 24, 2016

Are you enthusiastic about reaching out to the pharma and biotech industries? Want to grow your business/industry network?

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A computer program just ranked the most influential brain scientists of the modern era

Nov 23, 2016

Professor Trevor Robbins has been rated as the 4th most influential neuroscientist by a new computer program.

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Infants' brains attuned to baby talk and nursery rhymes

Nov 23, 2016

Researchers in Cambridge believe that babies learn best when their brain waves are in sync with their parents'.

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Cambridge Neuroscience MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience - open for applications

Nov 23, 2016

The Cambridge Neuroscience MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience is now open for applications for entry in October 2017.

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CNS2017 | The Inflamed Brain | March 21st 2017 | Line up announced

Nov 23, 2016

Save the Date - The 29th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar will take place on March 21st 2017 at Robinson College - Registration will open next week

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CNS2017 | The Inflamed Brain | March 21st 2017 | Line up announced

Nov 23, 2016

Save the Date - The 29th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar will take place on March 21st 2017 at Robinson College - Registration will open soon!

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Chicken korma, Eton mess and a genetic variant provide clues to our food choices

Nov 23, 2016

People who carry variants in a particular gene have an increased preference for high fat food, but a decreased preference for sugary foods.

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Fruit fly model of deadly brain diseases could lead to blood test for vCJD

Nov 23, 2016

A new model of fatal brain diseases is being developed in the fruit fly by a team led by Dr Raymond Bujdoso at the Department of Vet Medicine.

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Talk with Your Hands: a Cambridge Shorts film

Nov 23, 2016

The capacity for language is what sets us apart from other animals. Talk with Your Hands, the third of four Cambridge Shorts films, explores the richness of sensory perception in interviews with blind and deaf people together with insights from neuroscientists.

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Brain tumours and brain injury to be focus of new Cambridge laboratories

Nov 23, 2016

A new suite of laboratories aimed at improving outcomes for patients with brain injuries and brain tumours has opened at the University of Cambridge.

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Does your empathy predict if you would stop and help an injured person?

Nov 23, 2016

If you see an injured person by the side of the road, would you stop and help them, or are you more likely to walk on by?

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Facebook updates could provide a window to understanding – and treating – mental health disorders

Nov 23, 2016

Facebook updates could provide a window to understanding – and treating – mental health disorder.

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Cause of phantom limb pain in amputees, and potential treatment, identified

Nov 23, 2016

Researchers have identified the cause of chronic, and currently untreatable, pain in those with amputations and severe nerve damage, as well as a potential treatment which relies on engineering instead of drugs.

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Anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression, study suggests

Nov 23, 2016

Anti-inflammatory drugs similar to those used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis could in future be used to treat some cases of depression.

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Opinion: The science, drugs and tech pushing our brains to new limits

Nov 23, 2016

Professor Barbara Sahakian writes for The Conversation.

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Jennifer Murray and Aude Belin-Rauscent win writing award

Nov 23, 2016

Congratulations Jennifer Murray and Aude Belin-Rauscent who won the 2016 Scientific Award EMCDDA

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Professor David J Kupfer delivers annual Paykel Lecture

Nov 23, 2016

Professor David J. Kupfer gave the annual Paykel Lecture, titled ‘Biomarkers and the future of psychiatric diagnosis’.

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Mapping the brain connectome before neurosurgery

Nov 23, 2016

Congratulations to Michael Hart on being awarded the Sir Hugh Cairns Essay Prize by the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS).

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2nd Annual Cambridge Psychiatry Graduate Symposium

Nov 23, 2016

The event is aimed at bringing together postgraduate students to present and discuss current research being conducted within the department of Psychiatry.

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Brain Research Trust PhD studentships - open for applications now

Nov 23, 2016

Brain Research Trust PhD studentships are intended to enable outstanding graduates to gain the necessary skills and training to set them on course for the development of an independent career in neuroscience or neurology research.

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The Adolescent Brain on BBC Radio 4's 'All in the Mind'

Nov 23, 2016

Dr Petra Vertes and Dr Kirstie Whitaker discussed their recent work on brain development during adolescence with Claudia Hammond on BBC Radio 4 this week.

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Pain in the machine: a Cambridge Shorts film

Nov 23, 2016

The pain we experience as humans has physical and emotional components. Could we develop a machine that feels pain a similar way – and would we want to?

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Listen and watch back to Charles Nelson's public lecture

Nov 23, 2016

In this talk, Professor Charles A. Nelson discusses what happens to children whose experience after birth deviates from the norm; specifically, infants who experience profound early neglect.

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ETECH Programme Open for Projects - Deadline 20 December 2016

Nov 21, 2016

The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School is running the next ETECH Projects in January 2017 and they are looking for early stage and potentially disruptive technologies from researchers in the Cambridge area.

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Congratulations to Anne-Laura Van Harmelen on award of Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

Nov 2, 2016

Dr Anne-Laura Van Harmelen has been awarded a prestigious 5-year Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship from the Royal Society to investigate the neurobiology of resilient functioning after child maltreatment.

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Cambridge extends world leading role for medical imaging with powerful new brain and body scanners

Oct 25, 2016

The next generation of imaging technology, newly installed at the University of Cambridge, will give researchers an unprecedented view of the human body.

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How does the motor system compensate for age-related decline in sensory processing?

Oct 17, 2016

An interdisciplinary team from Cambridge Neuroscientists have recently published a paper in Nature Communications on how the control of voluntary movement changes markedly with age.

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Congratulations to Kirstie Whittaker on being chosen as a Mozilla Fellow for Science

Sep 28, 2016

Kirstie, alongside the other three fellows, will spend the next ten months championing open science within her professional networks.

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BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience - Registration now open!

Aug 23, 2016

The BNA will be holding its international FESTIVAL OF NEUROSCIENCE 10-13 April 2017 at the ICC, Birmingham.

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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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Parkinson’s Disease protein plays vital “marshalling” role in healthy brains

Sep 21, 2016

Researchers have established how a protein called alpha-synuclein, which is closely associated with Parkinson’s Disease, functions in healthy human brains.

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Neurons feel the force – physical interactions control brain development

Sep 21, 2016

Cambridge Neuroscientists have found that developing nerve cells are able to ‘feel’ their environment as they grow, helping them form the correct connections within the brain and with other parts of the body.

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Video Launch: World Alzhemier's Day - Dementia: Catching the memory thief

Sep 21, 2016

Cambridge Neuroscientists are using an interdisciplinary approach to tackle dementia across many Departments and Institutes across Cambridge

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400+ scientists sign letter in support of primates in neuroscience

Sep 20, 2016

A letter was published in the Guardian on Wednesday 14 September, explaining the important role that non-human primates have played and continue to play in neuroscientific research.

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Masters or PhD student in Neuroscience? NENS Exchange Grants

Sep 20, 2016

These exchange grants (2000 EUR) for training stays are intended for Masters and PhD students registered within NENS member schools or programmes.

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Congratulations to Professor David Klenerman on Royal Society Professorship

Sep 9, 2016

Professor David Klenerman FMedSCi FRS from the Department of Chemistry has received the Royal Society GSK Research Professorship.

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Congratulations to Professor Andrea Brand on Royal Society Professorship

Sep 9, 2016

Professor Andrea Brand has received the Royal Society Darwin Trust Research Professorship.

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Congratulations to Professor Christine Holt

Sep 9, 2016

Prof Christine Holt from the PDN has received the 2016 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award, the largest in the world in the field of vision

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"Opening the skull” of patients after head injury reduces risk of death from brain swelling

Sep 8, 2016

Craniectomy – a surgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed to relieve brain swelling – significantly reduces the risk of death following traumatic brain injury.

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Cambridge Neuroscientists involved in large multi-centre Alzheimer's study

Aug 22, 2016

The MRC and NIHR have funded a £6.9 million study into preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which aims to detect markers of disease prior to the onset of symptoms.

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Tiny changes in Parkinson’s protein can have “dramatic” impact on processes that lead to the disease

Sep 6, 2016

In a new study, Cambridge Neuroscientists show that tiny changes in the amino acid sequence of the protein alpha-synuclein can have a dramatic effect on microscopic processes leading to its aggregation that may occur in the brain, eventually resulting in someone being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

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Gene signature in healthy brains pinpoints the origins of Alzheimer’s disease

Sep 6, 2016

Researchers have discovered a gene signature in healthy brains that echoes the pattern in which Alzheimer’s disease spreads through the brain much later in life.

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Join the British Neuroscience Association

Aug 23, 2016

The BNA membership is a growing learned society of ~1700 members. There are many benefits of membership, including free or discounted registration for events, discounted Article Processing Charges, the BNA bulletin and much more.

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BNA Christmas Symposium - Mental Health

Aug 23, 2016

This year's BNA Christmas Symposium, held at London's KCL, will bring together leading researchers to describe what neuroscience has contributed to the diagnosis, management and treatment of mental health disorders.

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Julia Gottwald – Adolescent OCD

Aug 22, 2016

The OCD stories - catch up with Julia Gottwald discussing OCD on podcast with Stuart Ralph.

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2016 Utrecht TMS Course

Aug 22, 2016

Brain Science Tools BV will be partnering with Neurosoft to bring to researchers and medical professionals the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Course on December 13 and 14.

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