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Restricted Call: Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize 2018 for collaborative research between Medicine and either Chemistry or Physics

Nov 9, 2017

Proposals are invited for projects with a value of up to £250,000 over 3 years, which can be used to support any aspect of the proposed research.

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Terry Jones will speak in Cambridge - Monday 20th November

Nov 8, 2017

Please find below details for a seminar held by visiting Professor, Terry Jones.

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The Royal Society Open Meeting – University of Cambridge, 13th November 2017

Nov 7, 2017

The Royal Society Research & Impact Evaluation Team is visiting the University of Cambridge on the 13th of November 2017.

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Information Session regarding Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Fellows Program

Nov 7, 2017

Whether you are interested in opportunities in 2018 or longer-term at the Gates Foundation we encourage you to join us for the presentation followed by a question and answer session.

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Language Sciences and Tech Innovation

Nov 7, 2017

The theme of this year's Symposium is the link between research in language sciences and tech innovation

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Future-proofing Healthcare: NeuroSense - Thursday 2nd November FREE

Oct 31, 2017

Welcome to Future-proofing Healthcare: NeuroSense, a non-promotional evening, hosted by Roche, to explore the future of Neuroscience through the five senses.

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Call for Volunteers for Pint of Science 2018

Oct 30, 2017

Are you interested in getting the public to engage with science in a fun and interesting way? Do you want to help organise one of the world's largest science festivals?

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Putting health and wellbeing evidence into policy

Oct 30, 2017

Sara MacLennan, Head of evidence and analysis at the WhatWorks Wellbeing Centre will talk about how the centre has developed policy and academic networks over the past two years particularly helping to build a ‘culture’ of evidence based policy as well as the mental health and wellbeing agenda within government.

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ESRC New Investigator Grants (internal deadline 27 November 2017)

Oct 27, 2017

The ESRC have announced their New Investigators scheme. The call is open to high-quality candidates who have a maximum of four years’ postdoctoral experience.

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Science Café with Professor Roger Barker

Oct 26, 2017

Roger will explain how new stem cell therapies are being developed to restore neurological function in conditions such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. 

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Complex Brain Networks in Health and Disease

Oct 26, 2017

In this webinar, Professor Ed Bullmore will discuss probing the connections of the adolescent brain with a calculator, using mathematical theory to explore brain wiring with development.

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£100,000 translational awards from LifeArc - Call open!

Oct 24, 2017

LifeArc is the new name for MRC Technology. Their 'Call for Targets' programme is open until November 14th 2017.

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Dementia Consortium Call for projects now open!

Oct 24, 2017

Could your dementia target benefit from further investment? We provide funding, expertise and resources for promising dementia research.

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Brain anatomy courses in London

Oct 24, 2017

Details of human brain anatomy and limbic brain anatomy courses in London in November. 

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Appointments to the Councils of UK Research and Innovation

Oct 19, 2017

Do you want to play a vital role in the UK’s research and innovation system and a key part in creating a new, ground-breaking organisation?

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Applications for the MRC LMB 2018-entry PhD Programme are now open

Oct 19, 2017

Every year the LMB International PhD Programme gives 20-30 new graduate students from the UK and all over the world the opportunity to do cutting-edge research. 

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Seeking Expressions of Interest for UK DRI Programme Leader / UK DRI Fellow Positions

Oct 18, 2017

Successful applicants will have relevant expertise and an interest in addressing fundamental questions in neurodegeneration. In particular, the fields of proteostasis, translational control at the synapse, myelin/axon interactions in neuronal health and disease and the biomechanics of brain ageing, all of which are particularly suited to this cross-disciplinary environment are areas we are keen to expand.

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Inferior- how science got women wrong and the new research that's rewriting the story

Oct 17, 2017

On 22nd November, Angela Saini, an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster, will discuss "Inferior" and the latest research into gender stereotypes, in conversation with Dr Kirstie Whitaker.

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1st International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health

Oct 17, 2017

Join world experts, patients and caregivers for this interdisciplinary discussion on the role of sex and gender in the treatment of brain and mental diseases.

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The Evelyn Trust open for applications for their 2017/18 Medical Research Grants scheme

Oct 17, 2017

The Evelyn Trust is focused on funding medical research projects that have clear clinical impact, that can deliver transformational change, or that can increase inter-disciplinary working.

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Internal Selection - RCUK Innovation Fellowships– Social Science Postdocs

Oct 17, 2017

The RCUK Innovation Fellowships funding round is now open.  Please note that the fellowships must be completed by 31st March 2018.

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PhD studentships in neuroscience and neurology

Oct 10, 2017

The studentships, which may be held by clinicians or non-clinicians, provide funding of up to £120,000 for three to four years.

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Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare - Imaging Clinic

Oct 10, 2017

The CMIH & partners host a regular imaging clinic, offering a free, walk in consultation service for imaging related projects.

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A MEETING OF MINDS: THE BIOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH

Oct 10, 2017

This 'Policy Lates' event, discussing what biology can tell us about mental health and wellbeing, and how it can inform policy making, is being held by the Royal Society of Biologyas part of its celebrations for Biology Week.

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Internal call - Isaac Newton Trust Early Career Support Scheme for University Lecturers

Oct 5, 2017

As our funding from the Isaac Newton Trust for the Early Career Support Scheme for University Lecturers has been renewed, we would like to alert you to an internal call that we will be advertising within the next couple of weeks.

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Public Engagement Starter Fund

Oct 4, 2017

This #StarterFund17 scheme is a continuation of the 2016 Public Engagement Seed Fund scheme, one of the activities introduced and supported by the Research Council UK Catalyst Seed Fund.

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Cambridge Enterprise and EPOC's Postdoc Business Plan Competition Grand Finale

Oct 4, 2017

Join us to watch the finalists pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges as part of an audience that includes postdocs, senior University members, mentors and investors. 

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Effectively translating neuroscience for teaching practice: opportunities and next steps

Sep 28, 2017

This is the third and final event in the ESRC-funded Educated Brain series, where education, psychology and neuroscience researchers come together with teachers and practitioners to better understand how we learn, and how we can promote learning across the lifespan through policy and practice. 

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Awards and Prizes for Engagement and Research on offer from BNA - nominate now!

Sep 27, 2017

The BNA recognises, promotes and supports neuroscientific excellence via a number of prize schemes.

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CALLING ALL NEUROSCIENTISTS: The BNA would like to know your views!

Sep 27, 2017

As the main UK association that represents the interests of neuroscientists in the UK, the BNA works to improve the research environment for scientists working in all fields of neuroscience at labs and institutions across the country.

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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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Breaking Barriers: Innovations in Bio-Social Research

Aug 15, 2017

This 2 day symposium tackles the challenges and opportunities involved when scientists get out of the lab and take their research "out into the real world!".

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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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NIHR STROKE RESEARCH WORKSHOP - in Cambridge

Aug 7, 2017

The first UK Stroke Research Workshop will take place in Cambridge on 11-12 September 2017. This covers all aspects of stroke research from basic science to clinical studies, with a focus on translational science.

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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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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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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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Restricted Call: Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research

Jul 25, 2017

Applications are now open for the Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research. This competition offers a grant of up to £1.5 million for up to five years for a programme of the highest quality translational research.

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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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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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Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health | 31st JULY - 2nd August 2017

Jul 24, 2017

The overall aim is to combine psychiatry, digital technology and culture to bring innovative positive change for those seeking mental health support.

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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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HUMAN BRAIN ANATOMY COURSE | 17-19 July 2017 | LONDON

Jun 4, 2017

This exciting and popular 3-day programme provides a detailed overview of human brain anatomy presented in a very clear and accessible way. 

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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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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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Cambridge Neuroscience at the Hay Festival

Apr 28, 2017

For the last nine years the University of Cambridge has been partnering with the Festival to deliver The Cambridge Series which gives a taste of the research being conducted at the University.

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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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Cambridge BRAINFest 23-25 June 2017

Apr 28, 2017

Cambridge BRAINFest is a public free festival of brain research that will bring together neuroscientists from across Cambridge to present ground breaking research.

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Cambridge Networks Day (CNDay) - June 13th 2017

Apr 21, 2017

Cambridge Networks Day (CNDay) is a one-day conference bringing together researchers with an interest in complex networks from various departments and institutes in Cambridge and beyond.

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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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MRC Confidence in Concept Funding - Internal call now open

Apr 21, 2017

The Office for Translational Research is pleased to announce the launch of the 7th call for submissions for the Cambridge MRC Confidence in Concept award scheme.

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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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Cambridge named as a centre for the UK Dementia Research Institute

Apr 20, 2017

The University of Cambridge has been announced as one of the centres that will form the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) alongside Cardiff University, the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and King’s College London.

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CamBRAIN Annual Careers Event - May 3 2017 - St John's College

Apr 20, 2017

Come and join us for CamBRAIN’s Annual Careers Event which will take place on Wednesday, 3rd May at 6pm in St John’s Old Divinity School.

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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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Wolfram Schultz shares world’s largest neuroscience prize for research on the brain’s reward system

Mar 6, 2017

This year, The Brain Prize for 2017 is awarded to Cambridge’s Wolfram Schultz, together with Peter Dayan and Ray Dolan from University College London for their analysis of how the brain recognises and processes reward.

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Cambridge Memory Meeting 2017 (CAMM2017) | April 20th 2017

Mar 1, 2017

The aim of this meeting is to present new data relating to memory research, and to foster new collaborations between academics working across the length and breadth of this field.

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Cambridge Neurological Society Symposium | March 5th 2017

Mar 1, 2017

The Cambridge Neurological Society will hold its annual Symposium on March 5th from 9am-5pm in the Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre and the Deakin Centre.

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6th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium | Neural Networks in Health and Disease | 7-8 Sept 2017

Feb 9, 2017

Cambridge Neuroscience invite you to 'Neural Networks in Health & Disease' that will take place on the 7th and 8th of September 2017 at West Road Concert Hall, University of Cambridge.

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CamBRAIN Panel Discussion - A Psychedelic Conversation - Tackling the Taboo

Feb 6, 2017

Join CamBRAIN and a panel of experts to discuss the potential use of psychedelics as a therapy for treating mental illnesses and a tool for understanding the human mind.

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Dr Becky Inkster, Public Engagement with Research Award winner 2016

Feb 6, 2017

Becky received one of our inaugural Public Engagement with Research Awards last year in a presentation by the Vice-Chancellor.

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Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health 31 July - 2 August 2017

Feb 6, 2017

How can psychiatry, social media technology and culture be combined to create positive change for mental health

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Sex, Lies & Brain Scans - Out Now!

Feb 6, 2017

In a new book, Sex, Lies & Brain Scans, the neuroscientists Professor Barbara Sahakian and Julia Gottwald argue that there needs to be an open, public debate about functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI.

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Trevor Robbins receives Society of Biological Psychiatry 2017 Gold Medal Award

Jan 31, 2017

The Society of Biological Psychiatry has announced Professor Trevor Robbins as the recipient of the Society’s 2017 Gold Medal Award.

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Talk by Prof Vera Gorbunova - Wed April 12 @Pharmacology

Jan 26, 2017

Prof. Vera Gorbunova will present an overview of her lab's latest findings about the exciting biology of the naked mole-rat.

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FENS-SfN Summer School on Chemical Modulation

Jan 25, 2017

Professor Trevor Robbins will chair the FENS-SfN Summer School on Chemical Modulation in Italy. 

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The Brain Conference on Learning, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity

Jan 25, 2017

This Brain Conference aims to bring together world experts to discuss the major issues in the field.

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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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EJN Best Publication Award 2017

Jan 25, 2017

This biennial personal award of £3000 recognises the best original research article published in EJN over the preceding two-year period.

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Personality traits linked to differences in brain structure

Jan 25, 2017

Neuroscientists looked at differences in the brain cortical anatomy and related these changes to the Big Five personality traits.

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Submission of Symposium and Workshop Proposals - Extended until March 8th!

Jan 24, 2017

The Programme Committee will establish the scientific programme of the FENS Forum 2018 on the basis of proposals from scientists from all over the world and all areas of neuroscience research. Check the List of Themes for FENS Forum 2018 and submit your proposal.

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Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements

Jan 19, 2017

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment.

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Patients recovering from depression show improvements in memory from the drug modafinil

Jan 19, 2017

Modafinil, a drug used to treat narcolepsy, can improve memory in patients recovering from depression.

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Public Engagement training - PhDs and Post Docs

Jan 17, 2017

Read on for details of interesting and exciting new public engagement courses running this term. These courses are for PhD students and post-docs in the Schools of Clinical Medicine and Biological Sciences only.

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Research Assistant x 2 - Drosophila Connectomics Initiative (Fixed Term)

Jan 9, 2017

Two research assistant posts are available in the newly established Drosophila connectomics group headed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf.

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Research Associate - Drosophila connectomics group (Fixed Term)

Jan 9, 2017

One research associate post is available in the newly established Drosophila connectomics group headed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf in the Department of Zoology.

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Limbic Brain Anatomy Course | 3-4 April 2017

Jan 6, 2017

This exciting and popular 2-day course focuses on the the anatomy of the “limbic” brain.

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