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A Mind full of Memories

An event that tells a unique story on how science and theatre can combine to help re-wire memories. The event is part of Cambridge University's Festival of Ideas (22nd October, 7pm) and is FREE to attend.

Posted on Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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HIP HOP PSYCH at the Festival of Ideas - October 20th @ 7pm

Dr. Akeem Sule and Dr. Becky Inkster demystify mental illness through hip-hop beats and lyrics while Dr. Griff Rollefson and Big Dada recording artist Juice Aleem discuss the artform’s valorization of non-normative “illness.” 

Posted on Friday 17 October, 2014

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Cambridge Neuroscience: Call for workshop proposals

We are requesting proposals for workshops from the Cambridge Neuroscience community. Proposals from all levels of faculty as well as advanced postdoctoral fellows are welcome. This is a great opportunity to organize a small meeting with lots of help from Cambridge Neuroscience.

Posted on Tuesday 9 September, 2014

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Restricted Call: ESRC Future Research Leaders 2014/15

The ESRC have launched their Future Research Leaders Call, the deadline for which has been postponed and is now 20 January 2015 (16:00).

Posted on Monday 22 September, 2014

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High-throughput Digital Brain Atlasing for Model Systems: Worm, Fly, Mouse, and Human - Lecture and Workshop

Hanchuan Peng from the Allen Brain Institute will deliver a lecture which will be followed by a Vaa3D workshop - Registration required.

Posted on Thursday 18 September, 2014

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Mind Your Head - Get involved in Headway Cambridgeshire's Grand Challenge

Wanted: People of all ages, backgrounds and skills to take part in Headway Cambridgeshire's version of The Apprentice meets Dragons' Den on Friday evening 3rd October at the new University Technical College in Cambridge.

Posted on Friday 12 September, 2014

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The Glia club starts again on Monday the 8th of September at 4pm

Please note a change in time and location, with a special opening seminar, with the focus on the new and exciting role of myelin in learning and plasticity with TWO excellent speakers.

Posted on Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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Free public engagement event on Alzheimer's disease - Wednesday 10th September, 4-6pm

Short talks on Alzheimer’s, dementia, current treatments, care and latest research.

Posted on Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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Drs Marta Zlatic and Albert Cardona speaking TODAY Thursday 4th Sept

This is an invitation to a joint seminar by Drs Marta Zlatic and Albert Cardona who will be delivering a talk entitled: “The genetics and neural circuitry of behaviour in Drosophila"

Posted on Tuesday 2 September, 2014

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Forthcoming Neuroscience talks in the Department of Genetics

You are invited to attend two forthcoming seminars in the Department of Genetics by Dr Kazunori Shinomiya and Professor Nicholas Strausfeld.

Posted on Tuesday 2 September, 2014

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Professor Barbara Sahakian speaking at Latitude festival this weekend

How Fit is Your Brain - Join Barbara Sahakian at this year's Latitude festival where she is one of the scientists taking part in the Wellcome Trust Science and Secrets.

Posted on Wednesday 16 July, 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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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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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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Help with memory research and receive £25

We are looking for volunteers to take part in brain stimulation study being conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

Posted on Friday 27 June, 2014

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Do you want some FENS FRIENDS?

Are you going to FENS? Would you like to know who else is going from Cambridge Neuroscience?

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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Restricted Call: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Sentinel Epidemiology and Etiology Data (SEED)

This call for concepts is the first phase of a multi-phase process to identify a long term implementing partner for their Sentinel Epidemiology and Etiology Data (SEED) initiative which is part of a foundation infectious diseases surveillance strategy.

Posted on Thursday 26 June, 2014

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Restricted Call: 2015 Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research

This annual competition offers a grant of up to £1.5 million for a programme of the highest quality translational research extending for up to 5 years.

Posted on Thursday 26 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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Public Engagement course: writing news features and attracting an audience

This interactive half day course will be delivered by members of the University’s News and Communications teams and an external co-trainer and will introduce researchers to working effectively with the media.

Posted on Monday 16 June, 2014

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Take the British Neuroscience Survey today (members and non members)

The BNA is committed to providing its members with the highest possible level of service and is planning to introduce a number of changes to its current activities. The BNA are asking you to provide feedback on the current activities of the BNA and the proposed changes, and to suggest new ideas for consideration by BNA council and committee.

Posted on Monday 16 June, 2014

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Open Innovation Challenge in Neurodegenerative Disease - Deadline July 4th

The two main research themes selected include biomarkers used for diagnosis and stratification; and the role of inflammation in neurodegenerative disorders.

Posted on Wednesday 28 May, 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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Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Cooperative - collaborative day

The imec collaboration day will take place on Tuesday 3rd June at the School of Clinical Medicine.

Posted on Wednesday 28 May, 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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2 x Postdoctoral positions available in Synaptic Physiology - Jupiter, Florida

Two NIH funded positions are available, in lab of Greg McLeod, to investigate fundamental questions in neuroscience using the Drosophila genetic model system.

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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Postdoctoral Research Associate position available in Dr Dennis Chan's lab (Neurology)

The work will be conducted at the Cambridge (lead: Dr Dennis Chan) and UCL (lead: Professor John O'Keefe FRS) and will investigate the effects of early Alzheimer's disease (AD) on hippocampal function using novel tasks of spatial behaviour.

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 Wolfram Schultz and Barry Everitt elected to EMBO

EMBO announced today that 106 outstanding researchers in the life sciences were newly elected to its membership.

Posted on Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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Dr Susan Lindquist speaks in Cambridge - Thursday May 15th TODAY

The NIHR Cambridge BRC 2014 Distinguished Visitors lecture series is starting on Thursday 15th May with the visit of Dr Susan Lindquist hosted by David Rubinsztein.

Posted on Tuesday 13 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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Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience - Monash University, Australia

Expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants are sought and appointments may be made at the level of Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow or Principal Research Fellow, depending upon experience.

Posted on Thursday 15 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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Postdoctoral Research Associate position available in Professor Sadaf Farooqi's lab

Postdoctoral Research Associate position available in Molecular Neuroscience, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (Fixed Term)

Posted on Tuesday 13 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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Brain imaging in Alzheimer’s disease – Progress of the dementia in Down’s syndrome study

As CIDDRG’s Dementia in Down’s syndrome study approaches its recruitment target, researchers have started to take a preliminary look at the data collected so far.

Posted on Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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Public Lecture invitation: John Searle on Consciousness in Neurobiology & Philosophy

Professor John Searle will give a public lecture as part of the CRASSH Mellon Centre for Interdisciplinary Innovation Visiting Professor programme. The event takes place from 5pm to 6.30pm at Lee Hall, Wolfson College on May 22nd.

Posted on Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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Lorraine Tyler features at global policy Forum: OECD IdeaFactory: A New Age, Paris, May 2014

Professor Lorraine Tyler led discussions within the OECD IdeaFactory on Ageing: A New Age to explore the potential of new approaches and solutions to the demographic shift towards an older population.

Posted on Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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TReND information session for Neuroscientists

Do you want to extend and develop your research potential? Gain experience of teaching neuroscience in Africa? - come along and meet the TReND team.

Posted on Monday 14 April, 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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Ruby Wax in conversation with Professor Colin Blakemore

The British Neuroscience Association have teamed up with Ruby Wax and Professor Colin Blakemore to give you an insightful evening of comedy and neuroscience at the Oxford Sheldonian Theatre in June.

Posted on Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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Itai Cohen from Cornell University speaking on May 16th: 'Flight of the Fruit Fly'

Instead of swatting a fly, why not magnify our view and experience this world in slow motion where we would be privy to a world-class ballet full of graceful figure-eight wing strokes, effortless pirouettes, and astonishing acrobatics.

Posted on Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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Call for Applications for Research Grants on Angelman Syndrome

The Angelman Syndrome Alliance (ASA) supports research on Angelman syndrome with up to a quarter million Euro to be awarded at our annual meeting in Paris. EOI deadline June 1st 2014.

Posted on Tuesday 6 May, 2014

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Congratulations to Dr Ewan Smith on award from the IASP

Congratulations to Dr Ewan St. John Smith from the Department of Pharmacology who received an award for a project entitled: "Determining the impact of tissue acidosis on nociceptor excitability in inflammatory pain"

Posted on Thursday 1 May, 2014

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Discovery of new structure of cell’s communication channel could aid drug development

The structure of sodium channels – which play an essential role in the functioning of heart and nerve cells – are different than previously believed. Researchers hope their discovery will lead to improvements in drugs that act on the sodium channel to treat a range of cardiac and pain conditions.

Posted on Thursday 1 May, 2014

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The 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Congress - 23rd-25th June, London

Registration is open and there is still time to submit an abstract.

Posted on Thursday 1 May, 2014

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Registration is now open for Human Brain Anatomy Course(s) July and August, London

UCL are pleased to announce the dates for the summer 2014 Human Brain Anatomy Course (3-day) and the Limbic Brain Anatomy Course (2-day).

Posted on Thursday 1 May, 2014

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Invitation to AHSS Research Lunchtime Forum on "Pathways to Impact"

Speakers: Professor Alan Hughes (Centre for Business Research, Director of the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Pilot at the University of Cambridge), Professor Simon Szreter (Faculty of History, Centre for History and Policy) and Ms Nicola Buckley (Head of Public Engagement).

Posted on Thursday 1 May, 2014

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Improving the Impact of Psychological Treatments - Funding available from MQ:Transforming Mental Health

Over £1million available in 2014 Psy-IMPACT Funding - Three funding streams focused on the goal to stimulate innovation and advances in the field of psychological treatments are available.

 

Posted on Thursday 1 May, 2014

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Cambridge Neuroscience papers feature in Elsevier's top 10 most downloaded open access papers

2 papers from Cambridge Neuroscience have featured in the top 10 most downloaded open access papers from our Elsevier's Neuroscience journals during 2013.

Posted on Wednesday 30 April, 2014

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A-level students interview Cambridge Neuroscience Profs

A level students got the opportunity to do a week long internship with Dr Hannah Critchlow at the Naked Scientists thanks to the generous support of the David Ross Education Trust.

Posted on Monday 14 April, 2014

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Barbara Sahakian at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Barbara Sahakian participated at the World Economic Forum in Davos where she discussed the neuroscience of leadership and how performance enhancing technologies can affect health in the aging population - watch the video here.

Posted on Friday 17 January, 2014

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Opportunites available at the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists are an award-winning producer of science, medicine and technology programmes for national and international broadcast.

Posted on Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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RA position working on sheep behaviour available in Professor Jenny Morton's lab

This project aims to develop objective measures for understanding the mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction, abnormalities in social interactions and sleep disorder in Huntington's disease - with opportunities to travel to Australia!

Posted on Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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Jan Freyberg reports on very successful Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar

Friday the 14th of March saw the Department of Psychiatry host the 26th annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar (CNS). Jan Freyberg reports.

Posted on Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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Research Lab Tech position available in Professor Wolpert's group

Applications are invited for the post of Research Laboratory Technician in Professor Daniel Wolpert’s group which studies how humans learn to make skilled movements.

Posted on Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience: Special report from Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2014

In the first of 2 special episodes of Naked Neuroscience, Dr Hannah Critchlow reports from the recent Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar.

Posted on Monday 24 March, 2014

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US Congressional delegation on ageing and dementia policy visited Cambridge

A US Congressional delegation on ageing and dementia policy visited the University of Cambridge this week to hear about UK research into one of the biggest healthcare challenges facing both the UK and US.

Posted on Monday 24 March, 2014

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Restricted Call: Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships - deadline April 11th

The awards are offered in any subject area that applicant universities have identified as a strategic research priority, except those thematic areas that the Leverhulme Trust doesn’t fund.

Posted on Friday 21 March, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience: Dr Hannah Critchlow reflects on educating the public about Neuroscience

Cambridge Neuroscientist and Naked Scientist Dr Hannah Critchlow features on Soapbox science, a guest blog hosted by Nature Publishing Group. 

Posted on Friday 21 March, 2014

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Cambridge Enterprise Neuroscience success stories

See a copy of the poster that Cambridge Enterprise presented at the annual CNS meeting.

Posted on Friday 21 March, 2014

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Internal Funding Call: MRC Confidence in Concept - Round 3 - deadline 3 April 14

The aim of the Confidence in Concept scheme is to accelerate the transition from discovery science into new therapies, diagnostics and medical devices by pump-priming translational research projects.

Posted on Friday 21 March, 2014

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Internal call for funding: EPSRC IAA Follow-on Fund (EoI Deadline 11th April 2014)

Funding for the early stages of commercialisation of technologies is available to make the ideas more attractive for commercial investment. The fund is open to develop ideas which have arisen from EPSRC funded research, which may be either research grants or studentships.

Posted on Thursday 20 March, 2014

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MRC CASE PhD Studentship available for October 2014 - Psychology and Eli Lilly

Applications are invited for a 4 year MRC CASE PhD studentship starting in October 2014 to conduct research under the supervision of Professor Tim Bussey, Professor Trevor Robbins and Dr Lisa Saksida, in collaboration with the industrial co-sponsor, Eli Lilly and Company Ltd.

Posted on Thursday 13 March, 2014

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Professor Trevor Robbins wins the Brain Prize, 2014

It is a great pleasure to celebrate the announcement today that Trevor Robbins has been honoured by the award of the Brain Prize for 2014.

Posted on Monday 10 March, 2014

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Call for proposal by the GSK Biopharmaceutical Innovation group

Call for proposal by the GSK Biopharmaceutical Innovation group for preclinical collaborative projects (up to £600k over 2 years) utilising their AlbudAb half-life extension platform.

Posted on Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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Lab Manager Position - Adaptive Brain Group, Department of Psychology

The lab focuses on understanding the neural basis of human perception and adaptive behaviours using a combination of behavioral, computational and brain imaging techniques (fMRI, TMS, EEG).

Posted on Friday 21 February, 2014

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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2014 - 'Brain Science and Mental Health' 1 week to register!

The 26th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, hosted by the Department of Psychiatry, will be held on Friday 14th March 2014, in the Department of Engineering, Cambridge. This year, the theme is 'Brain Science and Mental Health'.

Posted on Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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MQ: Transforming Mental health - 2014 MQ Fellows Programme

The Programme aims to support the most promising early career scientists and clinicians who are asking challenging questions that will contribute to transformative advances in mental health research.

Posted on Thursday 20 February, 2014

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Mood and mental imagery in people with depression and anxiety - Volunteers required

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit are currently running a study on ‘Mood and mental imagery in people with depression and anxiety’ and are looking for more volunteers (aged 40-65) to take part and help us complete their research.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Two University Lectureship posts available at Department of Psychology

Applications are invited for the posts of University Lectureship in the Department of Psychology to take up appointment from 1 September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Posted on Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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Biomarker for depression could improve diagnosis and treatment

Teenage boys with symptoms of depression and raised levels of the stress hormone cortisol are up to 14 times more likely to develop major depression than those without these traits, Cambridge Neuroscientists have found.

Posted on Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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BNA2015 Festival of Neuroscience Call for Symposia until Feb 28th 2014

Following the success of BNA2013, the BNA are delighted to announce that the BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 12-15 April 2015.

Posted on Friday 10 January, 2014

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Cannabis, gender and schizophrenia: which factors affect early onset psychosis?

A multi-center study has investigated how gender and cannabis use affect the age of onset of schizophrenia.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Barbara Sahakian nominated for the Salon London's Transmission Prize

Barbara Sahakian, co-author of Bad Moves: How decision making goes wrong, and the ethics of smart drugs, has been shortlisted for Salon London's Transmission Prize.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Neuroscience Nuggets: Fenruary Naked Neuroscience podcast out now!

Check out this month’s Naked Neuroscience podcast (featuring Dr Amy Milton and Dr Tristan Bekinschtein from Cambridge Neuroscience) with Naked Scientist, Dr Hannah Critchlow.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Naked Scientists Down Under - January Naked Neuroscience podcast out now!

New Zealand adventures with sheep, finding the Huntington's gene and developing new therapies for the brain. Featuring Cambridge Neuroscientist Professor Jenny Morton on why she plays football with sheep.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Magstim Neuroscience Conference - Registration open - 10% Discount for Cam Neuro members!

Registration is now open for this year's "Summer School" Magstim Neuroscience Conference. 10% discount for members of Cambridge Neuroscience.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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ESMRMB Educational course on resting state fMRI - basic concepts, methods and applications

This three-day course aims to provide the background for the field of resting state fMRI analysis and will take place in the Department of Psychology from May 19th-21st.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Head first: reshaping how TBI is treated

Traumatic brain injury affects 10 million people a year worldwide and is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults. A new study will identify how to match treatments to patients, to achieve the best possible outcome for recovery.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Males and Females differ in specific brain structures

A team from the Department of Psychiatry performed a quantitative review of the brain imaging literature from over 20 years, testing overall sex differences in total and regional brain volumes.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Wellcome Trust Open Meeting in Cambridge

The WT are visiting Cambridge and will be holding an open meeting chaired by their new Director Professor Jeremy Farrar. He will give an overview about the WT's strategic direction, with the majority of the session being available for Q&A.

Posted on Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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Post Doctoral Position available in Cognitive Neuroscience - CamCAN

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position to join the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (CamCAN).

Posted on Friday 7 February, 2014

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Jacques Monod Conference: Optical Imaging of Brain Structure and function on multiple spatial scales

This international conference will bring together scientists studying brain function on multiple different scales with physicists and neuroscientists that develop and use new tools. Registration deadline: March 3rd 2014.

Posted on Friday 7 February, 2014

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Neuroscience at the Science Festival

Join us from 10 to 23 March to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cambridge Science Festival. With talks and hands-on activities, the Festival is a great opportunity to explore Cambridge science.

Posted on Thursday 6 February, 2014

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BBC Two programme looks inside the minds of animals with help from Prof. Nicky Clayton

Inside the Animal Mind is a new three-part BBC Two series for which Professor Nicky Clayton acted as super contributor and scientific consultant. Nicky also co-presents the second programme in the series, alongside Chris Packham.

Posted on Friday 24 January, 2014

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2014 BAP Annual Meeting - Cambridge

The 2014 BAP Annual Meeting coincides with our 40th anniversary year, and to celebrate this we will be holding the meeting in Cambridge for the first time since 2003.

Posted on Friday 17 January, 2014

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Education and Neuroscience - £6 million funding available

Education and Neuroscience, a new joint funding initiative from the Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is a one-off scheme which aims to develop, evaluate and communicate the impact of education interventions grounded in neuroscience research.

Posted on Monday 20 January, 2014

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The John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair Spring School registration is open

The John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair is holding their annual Spring School on the theme of "The Spreading Pathology of Neurodegenerative disorders" Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th April 2014

Posted on Thursday 16 January, 2014

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New Dementia Consortium - Launch events on how to apply for funding

To find out more about how to apply for funding from the Dementia Consortium, academic researchers are invited to two UK launch events.

Posted on Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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Free Online Course in Computational Neuroscience - starts today!

This course will introduce you to basic computational techniques for analyzing, modeling, and understanding the behavior of cells and circuits in the brain. You do not need to have any prior background in neuroscience to take this course.

Posted on Friday 10 January, 2014

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The 24th Annual Rotman Research Institute Conference on Memory - March 2014

The conference will bring together internationally renowned neuroscientists, clinicians and future scientists to address the science of memory.

Posted on Friday 10 January, 2014

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FENS 2014 - Early bird registration closes on February 2nd 2014

FENS is pleased to announce that the registration to the FENS Forum 2014 is now open.FENS 2014 will be held in Milan from 5th to 9th July.

Posted on Friday 10 January, 2014

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MRC workshop on inflammation and Neuroinflammation projects call

The MRC is holding a one-day workshop in neuroinflammation aimed at early career scientists, on 10 February 2014.

Posted on Thursday 9 January, 2014

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FameLab returns to Cambridge - January 2014

Contestants will have just three minutes to explain a complex science, engineering or mathematical topic in a dynamic and engaging way to a panel of judges. Register now!

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Brain Awareness Week (BAW) - 1000 Euro funding available

The Dana Foundation is offering financial support of up to 1,000 EUR to those who organise a brain awareness event during this period in March since many years.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Register for the 2014 Art of Neuroscience competition!

Neuroscientists worldwide are invited to enroll in the 4th annual Art of Neuroscience competition.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Video Contest for FENS Forum 2014

FENS launched a video contest for the FENS Forum 2014 that will be held in Milan. Submit your video now to win a great prize! DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2014.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Study confirms a gene linked to Asperger Syndrome and empathy

Cambridge Neuroscientists have confirmed that variations in a particular gene play a key role in sperger Syndrome. They have also found that variations in the same gene are also linked to differences in empathy levels in the general population.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Two Cambridge papers in the top 21 most talked about articles of 2013

Cambridge was the only UK university with two articles (both from the Psychometrics Centre) in the top 100 most talked about papers of the year.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease - Hinxton 14-16 April 2014

The 3rd Wellcome Trust conference on Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease will bring together leading scientists and clinicians from microbiology, immunology, nutrition, gastroenterology and neuroscience.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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Coordinator Required for the Metabolic Network

The Cambridge Metabolic Network is looking to hire a new coordinator.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research

The MRC Hubs for Trials Methodology Research are currently advertising competitive PhD projects for application. Aplicants must contact the supervisor by 24 January and final applications must be sumitted by 31 January 2014.

Posted on Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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