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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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