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Exploring IP & Commercialisation in the Life Sciences (webinar)

Jan 25, 2021

If you are an academic, researcher or PhD student based within the life sciences, and would like to learn more about how to commercialise the outcomes of your research, including protecting your intellectual property, or disclosing your inventions to the University, Cambridge Enterprise will be holding this webinar to explain how it‘s done and how they can help.

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BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account | Internal Pump-priming funding call 2021

Jan 18, 2021

Funding is available for pump-priming projects to support knowledge exchange and early-stage commercialisation projects to progress research outputs and outcomes to the point at which further translational funding can be sought.

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Cambridge Neuroscience endorse ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

Jan 13, 2021

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted and proud to announce we have endorsed the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion launched on 12th January 2021.

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COVID-19 & Mental Well-being (15-min-Follow-up)

Jan 12, 2021

Please take 15 minutes to partake in this Mental Well-being follow up survey. 

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Six ways to ‘reboot your brain’ after a hard year of COVID-19 – according to science

Jan 12, 2021

Colleagues from the Department of Psychiatry share six evidenced-based ways to change our brains for the better. 

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Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

Jan 12, 2021

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures.

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Jan 12, 2021

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings.

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Cambridge Neuroscience academics recognised in 2021 New Year Honours

Jan 12, 2021

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate Professors Simon Baron-Cohen and Usha Goswami on being recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours. 

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Restricted Call: Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Award 2021 (Internal deadline: 10 February 2021)

Dec 18, 2020

The aim of the interdisciplinary award is to foster innovative research that is at the interface between disciplines, stimulating new research collaborations that will result in breakthroughs with real potential to improve human health.

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The 2021 Cambridge Imaging Festival (CIF)

Dec 17, 2020

The 2021 (3rd) Cambridge Imaging Festival (CIF) will take place on virtually on Thursday 25th – Friday 26th February, 2021, 9.30am-3.00pm.

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Restricted call: MRC Mental health data research hub

Dec 17, 2020

The hub will underpin original research by providing innovative, high-value data resources for research and innovation.

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UKRI Pain research data hub - SPF Advanced Pain Discovery Platform

Dec 17, 2020

The hub will be part of the UKRI and Versus Arthritis Strategic Priority Fund (SPF) Advanced Pain Discovery Platform with a joint investment of £2 million over three years.

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Why it takes guts to protect the brain against infection

Dec 17, 2020

A study in mice, confirmed in human samples, has shown that the brain has a surprising ally in its protection: the gut.

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Researchers show how to target a 'shape-shifting' protein in Alzheimer’s disease

Dec 17, 2020

A new study suggests that it is possible to design drugs that can target a type of shape-shifting protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, which was previously thought to be undruggable.

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Rhythm and bleughs: how changes in our stomach’s rhythms steer us away from disgusting sights

Dec 17, 2020

The phrase ‘makes my stomach turn’ takes on a new meaning today as researchers at the University of Cambridge reveal that changes in the rhythm of our stomachs prompt us to look away from disgusting images.

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Age and pre-existing conditions increase risk of stroke among COVID-19 patients

Dec 17, 2020

Fourteen out of every 1,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital experience a stroke, a rate that is even higher in older patients and those with severe infection and pre-existing vascular conditions.

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Driving force behind cellular ‘protein factories’ could have implications for neurodegenerative disease

Dec 17, 2020

Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.

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Department of Computer Science and Technology Healthcare Research Showcase, Friday 29 January 2021

Dec 17, 2020

The event, lasting under two hours, will feature lightning talks from Early Career Researchers in this area.

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Common drug for build-up of blood following head injury worse than placebo, study finds

Dec 17, 2020

A commonly-used treatment for chronic subdural haematoma could lead to a worse outcome than receiving no medication, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

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Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Dec 17, 2020

Apathy – a lack of interest or motivation – could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a ‘window of opportunity’ to treat the disease at an early stage.

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Gene therapy injection in one eye surprises scientists by improving vision in both

Dec 17, 2020

Injecting a gene therapy vector into one eye of someone suffering from LHON, the most common cause of mitochondrial blindness, significantly improves vision in both eyes, scientists have found.

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EPSRC IAA Early Career Researcher Impact Award

Dec 14, 2020

This funding scheme will enable EPSRC-funded early career researchers to investigate and develop early-stage opportunities for impact from their research.

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Max Planck Summer Internship Program 2021

Dec 15, 2020

MaxSIP provides the opportunity for highly motivated Bachelor and Master students to join one of the labs at the two participating Max Planck Institutes to conduct a 10-week summer research internship project. The fully funded program will allow participating students to become familiar with different scientific approaches and advanced laboratory methods. The aim of our internship program is to provide excellent students with a broad range of research experiences and knowledge to promote them early on in their career.

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EPSRC IAA Knowledge Transfer Fellowships

Dec 14, 2020

Knowledge Transfer Fellowships will aim to transfer knowledge and expertise linked to EPSRC research between the University and a partner company. The Fellowship will fund a researcher or member of academic staff to undertake a 3-12 month secondment to a business or other partner organisation.

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EPSRC IAA Partnership Development Awards

Dec 14, 2020

The IAA aims to establish closer working partnerships between researchers and business. Partnership Development Awards will pump-prime collaborations with industry partners.

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Last Call for Early Bird Registration. Advanced Courses in Venice

Dec 9, 2020

In a proven, unique format you will be exposed to a high-impact learning experience, these advanced courses take you outside the comfort zone of your own technical expertise, and will empower you with new analytical and strategic skills across areas of neuroscience.

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BNA2021 Festival of Neuroscience - Registration now open!

Nov 16, 2020

BNA2021 – running 12th-15th April 2021 - will bring together multiple organisations with an interest in neuroscience at a single, shared event, creating a novel, multi-organisation forum featuring all areas of fundamental research in neuroscience and psychology, from both academia and the commercial sector, plus clinical expertise in neurology and psychiatry.

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Marmoset study finds single brain region linking depression and anxiety, heart disease, and people’s sensitivity to treatment

Oct 27, 2020

Over-activity in a single brain region called the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sgACC) underlies several key symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders, but an antidepressant only successfully treats some of the symptoms.

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Study reveals brain mechanisms underlying irrational decision-making

Oct 21, 2020

New research, published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience, has revealed that two different parts of the brain are activated, and compete with each other, when we make decisions based on past experience. 

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Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University, Singaport establish new Research Centre to suport lifelong learning

Oct 22, 2020

The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation.

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Cambridge launches the Observatory for Human-Machine Collaboration

Oct 22, 2020

The Observatory for Human-Machine Collaboration (OHMC) aims to put people at the centre of the machine intelligence revolution, by encouraging cross-disciplinary research that brings to the fore disruptive solutions for our societal challenges, such as elderly care, and transforming our fundamental understanding of human-machine collaboration.

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Congratulations to Dr Giles Yeo!

Oct 22, 2020

Giles Yeo has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. These awards recognise the achievements and service of people across the UK, from all walks of life.

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Congratulations to Professor Angela Roberts on award of this years Goldman-Rakic Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience

Oct 7, 2020

Professor Angela Roberts has been awarded this years Goldman-Rakic Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience, jointly with Professor Robert Desimone, Director of the McGovern Institute at MIT, Boston, USA.

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Judge Business School: EnterpriseTECH Postgraduate

Oct 6, 2020

EnterpriseTECH Postgraduate offers a real-world learning experience at the interface of research and the start-up world.

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