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Rising Stars Public Engagement training

Dec 2, 2019

The next Rising Stars Public Engagement course starts mid-January, with an application deadline of Monday 6 January 2020.

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Sanofi iAwards Europe – call launching shortly

Nov 29, 2019

The 2019/20 Sanofi iAwards Europe call will be launched on 13th December inviting expressions of interest from University of Cambridge researchers.

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Turing presents AI UK

Nov 29, 2019

The Alan Turing Institute is hosting a two-day showcase featuring the very best of UK academic work in AI and machine learning.

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EPSRC funding calls: IAA grants

Nov 29, 2019

There are four funding calls from the EPSRC with upcoming application deadlines.

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Meet with... Johnson and Johnson Innovation

Nov 29, 2019

In this event, representatives from Johnson & Johnson Innovation will provide an overview of goals and missions, highlighting how Johnson & Johnson Innovation interacts with the entrepreneurial community through JLABS, JJDC, The Innovation Centers and Janssen Business & Development.

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Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum January Event

Nov 29, 2019

The January CamNTF event will have an AI and machine learning focus and we have some fantastic speakers lined up.

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Post Docs and ECRs: How can your research influence policy?

Nov 29, 2019

This lunchtime event is aimed at Post-Docs and Early Career Researchers and is designed to help you think about how your research can influence policy.

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Medical i-Teams

Nov 29, 2019

Interested in commercialising new medical inventions and matching them to user needs? Looking for some hands-on experience? Then read on!

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Restricted call: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships (internal deadline 12.00 noon, 11 December 2019)

Nov 28, 2019

The Foundation’s three-year program aims to train Engaged Leaders, in order to build the capacity for academics to make their research accessible beyond academia, to partner and work with a diversity of actors across society, and to help address some of the most pressing domestic and global issues of direct relevance for the future of Canada.

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The use of antidepressants by over 65s has a substantial increase in 20 years

Nov 8, 2019

A study led Carol Brayne(Public Health and Primary Care) has shown that the number of people over 65 taking antidepressants has more than doubled in 20 years.

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Childhood Obesity linked to structural brain differences

Nov 8, 2019

A study by Lisa Ronan (Psychiatry) and Paul Fletcher (Psychiatry) has uncovered distinct differences in brain structure in obese children compared to those of normal weight.

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Brain Research UK 2020 project grant call is now open!

Nov 8, 2019

We are inviting preliminary grant applications for translational research projects under our three priority themes: acquired brain and spinal cord injury, neuro-oncology, and headache and facial pain.

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Big Bid Fund: Support for preparation of large bids

Nov 4, 2019

The support offered by the Fund is flexible according to the needs of individual proposals.

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Women in STEM: Stepheni Uh

Nov 4, 2019

Stepheni Uh is a PhD candidate in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

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The Pict warrior fighting her inner demons

Nov 4, 2019

Professor Paul Fletcher, a psychiatrist at the University of Cambridge with a particular interest in psychosis, acts as the Mental Health Advisor for Ninja Theory.

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Isaac Newton Trust / Wellcome Trust ISSF / University of Cambridge Joint Research Grants Scheme

Oct 28, 2019

The primary aim of the scheme is to provide support for newly appointed individuals to allow them to develop projects which will lead to a full application for external funding (e.g. project grant from a Research Council or equivalent).

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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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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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