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6th Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health - 2017

Jul 26, 2017

The conference will cover number of topics related to mental health including, ADHD, Bipolar disorders, Depression, Immunopsychiatry, Neuroscientific basis mental illnesses, OCD, Schizophrenia, social, philosophical and artistic contributions, Transcranial magnetic stimulation and users perspectives.

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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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Restricted Call: Leverhulme Research Centres 2018 (internal deadline 1 October 2017)

Aug 7, 2017

The aim of this call is to encourage new approaches that may establish or reshape a field of study and so transform our understanding of a significant contemporary topic.

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Four postdoc positions available, Cambridge and Prague

Aug 3, 2017

Four post-doc positions are available for collaborative projects between the University of Cambridge, University of Leeds and the Institute of Experimental Medicine in Prague.

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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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Seeking paid short-term RAs with experience in immunology, oncology, genomics, and neurosciences - £20/hour

Jul 31, 2017

Dr. Michaël Bikard, from the London Business School is looking for postdoctoral researchers who have experience in immunology, oncology, genomics, and neurosciences to work on comparing and contrasting a set of academic papers (paid position).

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Neuroscience graduate program in Munich, Germany.

Jul 24, 2017

Applications now being taken for PhD progrmme in Munich, with a focus on Circuit Neuroscience.

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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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Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 - report, pictures 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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‘Brain training’ app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment

Jul 18, 2017

A ‘brain training’ game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia.

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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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Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we’re dieting

Jul 18, 2017

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.

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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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Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Jul 18, 2017

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and stop their production. 

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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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Naked mole rats can survive without oxygen using plant sugar tactic

Apr 28, 2017

The subterranean rodents are able to switch to a fructose-based metabolic system previously only observed in plants, a new study reveals

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William A Harris - Waddington Medal lecture 2017

Apr 28, 2017

Congratulations to Bill Harris on the being awarded the 2017 Waddington Medal.

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Scientists discover two repurposed drugs that arrest neurodegeneration in mice

Apr 21, 2017

A team of scientists who a few years ago identified a major pathway that leads to brain cell death in mice, have now found two drugs that block the pathway and prevent neurodegeneration.

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The OCD Brain: how animal research helps us understand a devastating condition

Apr 20, 2017

In our series of films, science writer David Adam looks at how research in OCD at Cambridge using animals helps us understand what is happening in the brain – and may lead to better treatments.

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Astrocytes Set the Pace of Our Body Clocks

Apr 4, 2017

In their article published recently, which features on the front cover of Neuron, the Hastings Group describe their findings that astrocytes control sleep/wake cycles.

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Patients with OCD have difficulty learning when a stimulus is safe

Mar 7, 2017

People who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are poorer at learning about the safety of a stimulus than healthy volunteers.

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Attend the FENS Regional meeting in Pecs

Jan 25, 2017

Apply for one of the attractive FENS travel grants and attend FRM 2017. 

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