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Stem cell study could aid motor neurone disease research

Scientists have discovered a new way to generate human motor nerve cells in a development that will help research into motor neurone disease.

Posted on Thursday 3 March, 2011

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Scans reveal differences in brain structure in teenagers with conduct disorder

Brain scans of aggressive and antisocial teenage boys with conduct disorder (CD) have revealed differences in the structure of the developing brain that could link to their behaviour problems.

Posted on Friday 1 April, 2011

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Brains, Minds and their Connectivity

We like to think the human brain is special, something different from other brains and information processing systems. But is it?

Posted on Wednesday 13 April, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, 20th March, 2012-POSTER INFORMATION

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR POSTER PRESENTERS:

Please note that poster boards will be 1 metre (w) by 2 metres (h). The optimum size for posters is A0 portrait (i.e. 841mm (w) x 1189mm (h)). If your poster is already printed and does not fit these requirements, please contact Dervila Glynn asap.

Posted on Thursday 8 December, 2011

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8th FENS Forum of Neuroscience - Barcelona, 14th-18th July, 2012

EARLY REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 12TH!

Posted on Tuesday 1 November, 2011

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Professor Daniel Wolpert - The man with the golden brain

In a recent talk for TED, Professor Daniel Wolpert explores the research that resulted in him receiving the Golden Brain Award. Read a research features article and watch Daniel's talk here.

Posted on Tuesday 13 December, 2011

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Protein not sugar stimulates cells keeping us thin and awake, new study by Dr Denis Burdokov suggests.

Research by the group of Dr Denis Burdakov has found that protein and not sugar activates unique cells called orexin cells. These cells are responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories.

 

Posted on Monday 19 December, 2011

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Dr Lora Heisler wins Obesity Society’s Eli Lilly Scientific Achievement Award

Cambridge Neuroscientist, Dr Lora Heisler is the recipient of the 2011 Obesity Society’s Eli Lilly Scientific Achievement Award, which recognizes excellence in an established research career. Lora presented the Eli Lilly Scientific Achievement Award Lecture at the October meeting of the Obesity Society in Orlando, USA.

Posted on Monday 19 December, 2011

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Research grant application deadlines

If you are intending to submit a research grant application early in the new year, please take note of the following deadlines.

Posted on Monday 19 December, 2011

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Success for Cambridge Neuroscientists at every level at the annual BNA’s Christmas Symposium.

The 2011 British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience has been awarded to Sir Gabriel Horn FRS while Christian Münch, a student working in the LMB’s Division of Neurobiology was awarded the 2011 BNA Postgraduate Award.

Posted on Monday 19 December, 2011

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Collatorative European funded Neuroscience Ph.D project in Max Planck Institute and Bordeaux

Candidates are invited to apply for a collatorative Ph.D project in neuroscience that will be hosted in Goettingen at the MPI for Experimental Medicine and in Bordeaux at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience. This project will be funded by EU through the European Neuroscience Campus network and requires the application of candidates before January 28th 2012.

Posted on Monday 19 December, 2011

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Medical Research Council PhD studentship at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce a Medical Research Council (MRC) supported PhD Studentship to start in October 2012

Posted on Friday 9 December, 2011

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Phase III clinical trials for new Multiple Sclerosis drug very positive

New treatment for multiple sclerosis: Cambridge University translates research at the bench into a drug at the bedside

Posted on Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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Cambridge-Elan Centre for Research Innovation and Drug Discovery launched

The University of Cambridge and Elan Corporation have announced the launch of The Cambridge-Elan Centre for Research Innovation and Drug Discovery (Cambridge-Elan Centre), which will be located at the University.

Posted on Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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Defeat Dementia in Down's Syndrome - Recruitment film

Researchers from the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group (www.CIDDRG.org.uk) in the Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WIBC) Cambridge are conducting a study to investigate the risk of dementia in people with Down's syndrome (DS). This four year study is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Posted on Tuesday 29 November, 2011

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Ectopic Seminar by Tzumin Lee, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus: Wednesday 7th December at 4pm in the Zoology Part2 Lecture theatre

 

Tzumin Lee from the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus is going to give seminar on Wednesday 7th December at 4pm in the Zoology Part2 Lecture theatre: "Mechanisms underlying neuronal cell fate specification in the Drosophila central brain."

 

Posted on Monday 28 November, 2011

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iEEG workshop - Integrating direct brain recordings in cognitive neuroscience: Bridges from neurons to behaviour 22nd November

In this 1-day workshop, speakers will discuss the role of direct brain recordings from humans and non-human primates in cognitive neuroscience. This workshop will take place on Tuesday 22nd November (10.00-17.00). Registration is FREE but places are limited.

Posted on Wednesday 16 November, 2011

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TONIGHT! Clare Hall Tanner Lectures 2011 - Professor Ernst Fehr

The Tanner Lectures were established by the American scholar, industrialist and philanthropist, Obert Clark Tanner in 1978. The purpose of the Tanner lectures is to advance and reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning related to human values. You are invited to attend this years event which will be held on Tuesday 8 November 2011 at 5.00pm in the auditorium in Robinson College. The Tanner Lecturer is Professor Ernst Fehr from the University of Zürich.

Posted on Monday 31 October, 2011

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - funding opportunities from The Thierry Latran Foundation

The Thierry Latran Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its 4th call for projects for an aggregate amount up to €1,000,000.

Posted on Tuesday 8 November, 2011

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Funding opportunities for studying sleep disorders - Deadline December 13th, 2011

La Fondation NRJ will award a prize of €100,000 to honor and encourage scientific work in the field of sleep disorders. Deadline for submission of applications is December 13th, 2011.

Posted on Tuesday 8 November, 2011

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Professor Nicky Clayton discusses her latest dance production 'Seven for a secret'

In addition to her research at the Department of Experimental Psychology, which focuses on the evolution and development of cognition in animals and young children, Professor Clayton is also a keen dancer and is fascinated by the links between science and dance. She is scientist in residence for the Rambert Dance Company in Britain.

 

Posted on Tuesday 8 November, 2011

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Professor Barbara Sahakian discusses the ethical and practical issues surrounding the use of ‘smart drugs’.

In a discussion article with the University of Cambridge, Professor Barbara Sahakian, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry, discusses the emergence of ‘smart drugs’ and the ethical and practical issues they raise.

Posted on Monday 7 November, 2011

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Professor Christine Holt wins the Remdios Caro Almela Prize and Medal

Professor Christine Holt from the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the field of developmental neurobiology.

Posted on Sunday 6 November, 2011

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Free Wellcome Trust funded public engagement training for neuroscientists – 1st December 2011

Neuroscientists who would like some public engagement experience are invited to a free Wellcome Trust funded training workshop for Smarter UK. Smarter UK is an interactive discussion event for 13-16 year olds. This project aims to get the students discussing the ethical implications of pharmacological cognitive enhancement. It will be delivered in schools (to 9000 students) from October 2011 to January 2013.

Posted on Tuesday 1 November, 2011

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BNA Christmas Symposium, Wednesday 14th, 2011

A Seasonal symposium organised by the British Neuroscience Association, addressing the neurobiology, endocrinology and psychology of appetite, satiety, bingeing and obesity.

Posted on Tuesday 1 November, 2011

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NECTAR meeting 2011

The Network of European CNS Transplantation and Restoration (NECTAR) meeting is an annual event across Europe, which this year will be held in Cambridge. The meeting, organised by Roger Barker from the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, will bring together experts in diseases of the CNS (especially Parkinson's and Huntington's disease).

Posted on Tuesday 25 October, 2011

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Research sheds light on cell mechanism which plays a role in such diseases as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s

New research from Cambridge Neuroscientists provides critical insight into the formation of autophagosomes, which are responsible for cleaning up cellular waste.

Posted on Tuesday 26 July, 2011

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Are you aware of the Mental Health Research Network?

Calling Cambridge Neuroscientists: the Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) can help you recruit people willing to take part in trials and studies through NHS services.

Posted on Tuesday 26 July, 2011

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Women in Science: From bird lady to dancing professor

Cambridge Neuroscientist Professor Nicky Clayton describes, to the Independant, how she combines two of her passions in life: her scientific interests in evolution and cognition with her love of dance and choreography. 

Posted on Monday 25 July, 2011

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Brain-art competition shows off neuroscience's aesthetic side

Cambridge Neuroscientist Charlotte Rae decks her MRI scanned brain with Marylin, Andy Warhol style. The resultant stunning piece of art engages the public with research into Parkinson's Disease and is reviewed by Scientific American on the 18th July, 2011 as a top brain art entry.

Posted on Friday 22 July, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscience talks TED 2011

What is life? And how can it be better lived? Cambridge Neuroscientist Professor Daniel Wolpert joined esteemed scientists to take a high flying audience on a journey of resources, technologies and skills that make life possible, and keep it going.

Posted on Tuesday 19 July, 2011

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Programme Leader/Programme Leader Track available, in Cambridge

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities, including a research dedicated 3T Siemens TIM Trio MRI scanner and 306-channel Elekta Neuromag MEG scanner. We are seeking a talented new Group Leader to lead and manage the Methods group at the Unit.  Closing date: 31st August 2011

Posted on Monday 18 July, 2011

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Science Communication Awards 2011: Call for nominations!

Nominations are now open for the Society of Biology Science Communication Awards 2011. New Researcher Prize: £750, Established Researcher Prize: £1500. Nominations close on the 19 August 2011.

Posted on Monday 25 July, 2011

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Invitation to the 2011 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C, USA, Thursday and Friday, 10th - 11th November, 2011. 

Posted on Monday 25 July, 2011

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Call for Nominations: The Brain Prize

Call to help identify candidates for a new, € 1 million prize, The Brain Prize, which has been established by a private Danish foundation, the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation. Deadline for nominations: 15 September, 2011.

Posted on Monday 23 May, 2011

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FENS awards application open

Deadline for application: 1st August, 2011!

Posted on Friday 22 July, 2011

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Computer Game Developer post available!

Based at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Salary: £27,428-£35,788. Closing date: 16 July 2011.

A newly awarded research grant to adapt and modify a series of cognitive neuropsychological tests into enjoyable, user-friendly desktop and mobile games for use in experimental research.

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2011

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Biomarker for autism discovered

Research from Cambridge Neuroscientists provides opportunity for identifying genes linked to autism.

Posted on Wednesday 13 July, 2011

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Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health

The Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health are published in this week’s Nature by a large consortium of authors, including Cambridge Neuroscientist Professor Barbara Sahakian.

Posted on Thursday 7 July, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscience Coordinator position available

Department of Experimental Psychology. Applications are invited for the position of Coordinator for the Cambridge Neuroscience initiative. This role is central to the success of Cambridge Neuroscience, which is a University Strategic Initiative and a joint strategic priority of the Schools of Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine.

Closing date: 8 July 2011

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2011

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All in the Mind

Cambridge Neuroscientist Dr. Luke Clark explores why some people may go on to become problem gamblers while others don't with Claudia Hammond from BBC Radio Four, All in the Mind.

Posted on Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscientists receive inaugural Awards from the Wellcome Trust

Cambridge Neuroscientists receive inaugural Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.

Posted on Wednesday 29 June, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscientist awarded the prestigious James S McDonnell Foundation Award

Huge congratulations go to Jame Rowe who has been granted a James S McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) Scholar Award of $600,000 to study progress in understanding voluntary action, building on work at the Dept. Clinical Neurosciences and the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge.

Posted on Tuesday 5 July, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscientists receive prestigious Award in recognition for their contributions to basic research in psychology

Congratulations go to Professors Barry Everitt and Trevor Robbins who will receive the 2011 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.

Posted on Friday 21 January, 2011

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The Neuroeconomics of the City

Gender inequality has been an issue in the City for years, but now the new science of 'neuroeconomics' is proving the point beyond doubt: hormonally-driven young men should not be left alone in charge of our finances. Cambridge Neuroscientists talk to the Guardian and Time Magazine to explain the brain biology behind this phenomenom.

Posted on Thursday 30 June, 2011

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Brain scan reveals how our brain processes jokes

A new study by Cambridge Neuroscientists has uncovered how our brain responds to jokes, and could help to determine whether patients in a vegetative state can experience positive emotions.

Posted on Wednesday 29 June, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscientist Starts the Week with BBC Radio 4

Barbara Sahakian joins Andrew Marr to explore the ethical dilemmas which arise when new drugs developed to treat certain conditions are used to enhance performance in the general population

Posted on Wednesday 29 June, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscientists discover a new molecule involved in MS

Researchers believe they may have found a "missing link" in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Posted on Wednesday 29 June, 2011

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Betting on good luck

Research from Cambridge Neuroscientists finds connection between impulsivity and superstitions in pathological gamblers.

Posted on Wednesday 29 June, 2011

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Drug side effect linked with increased health risks for over 65s

A side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death.

Posted on Friday 24 June, 2011

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Is there any such thing as the female brain?

At Women's Word, a festival at Lucy Cavendish College this weekend, Professor Melissa Hines will explore the differences between male and female behaviour, and summarise recent research into prenatal and postnatal factors and the interaction between them.

Posted on Friday 24 June, 2011

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Mental health services in crisis over staff shortages

Cambridge Neuroscientist speaks to the Guardian to highlight how overcrowded and understaffed psychiatric wards are leaving patients fearful for their safety and unable to make proper recoveries.

Posted on Tuesday 21 June, 2011

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The Cambridge Neural Stem Cell Symposium

5th - 6th September, 2011, Fisher Building, St John's College, Cambridge.

This event promises an outstanding line-up of local and international speakers covering six key neural stem cell themes.

Early Bird Registration closes shortly so book your spot now!

Posted on Wednesday 11 May, 2011

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Abnormal brain structure linked to chronic cocaine abuse

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified abnormal brain structures in the frontal lobe of cocaine users’ brains which are linked to their compulsive cocaine-using behaviour.  Their findings were published today, 21 June, in the journal Brain.

Posted on Tuesday 21 June, 2011

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Diagnosed autism is more common in an IT-rich region

A new study from Cambridge University has for the first time found that autism diagnoses are more common in an IT-rich region.

Posted on Tuesday 21 June, 2011

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Grant: High performance sport as a model for the acquisition, retention and retraining of an individual’s skill base

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) launched a research highlight 'High Performance Sport as a model for the acquisition, retention and retraining of an individual's skill base' on the 26th May. Closing date: 10 Aug 2011

Posted on Friday 10 June, 2011

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Two Research Scientist positions available: Axon Degeneration

Two research scientist positions are available, working in the group of Cambridge Neuroscientist Dr. Michael Coleman, Babraham Institute, to identify the molecular target of a drug that delays the degeneration of axons. Closing date: 20 Jun 2011

Posted on Friday 10 June, 2011

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Leon Lagnado Receives Prestigious HFSP Award

Congratulations go to Cambridge Neuroscientist Leon Lagnado from the LMB’s Neurobiology Division who has been awarded a Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) Grant.

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2011

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New research provides insight into how OCD develops

Study by Cambridge Neuroscientists, in collaboration with those working at the University of Amsterdam, shows that compulsions lead to obsessions, and not the other way around. Published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry. 

Posted on Tuesday 24 May, 2011

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Test could detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier

A new study from Cambridge has revealed the possibility of using a simple test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, enabling the condition to be identified before significant and irreversible decline takes place.

Posted on Monday 16 May, 2011

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A successful Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar was had!

A report on our successful Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, held on the 17th March, 2011 at the Babbage Lecture Theatre, Cambridge. Thanks to all those who took part in the day!

Posted on Thursday 5 May, 2011

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Position Available: BCNI Associate Clinical Director

Department of Psychiatry, Vacancy Reference No: RN08179  Salary: £74,504-£100,446. Limit of tenure applies*. Closing date: 5 June 2011. Planned Interview dates: Week beginning 13 June 2011.

Posted on Wednesday 11 May, 2011

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God and the Brain

The Rvd Dr Alasdair Coles will be speaking on the topic of "God and the Brain" at 9pm on Wednesday 27th April in the Solarium, AA staircase, Queens' College. Refreshments are provided and ALL are welcome.

Posted on Wednesday 27 April, 2011

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The annual British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) meeting is in Cambridge!

We are pleased to announce that the annual British Society for
Neuroendocrinology (BSN) meeting will be held in Cambridge this
year and there is just half a week left until the deadline for abstracts
and registrations.

Posted on Friday 1 April, 2011

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A vision of the developing brain – advances in fetal and neonatal neuroimaging

An invitation to attend a symposium on fetal and neonatal brain imaging
This meeting is open to anyone interested in injury, development and imaging of the brain. Held at the Herchel Smith Building (Robinson Way, Addenbrooke’s Hospital), Cambridge, 2-5 pm Weds 18th May, 2011

Posted on Tuesday 19 April, 2011

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Science is a Risky Quiz-ness: A new study aims to assess how we perceive risks

A new study aims to be the biggest study of risk perception ever undertaken.

Posted on Friday 8 April, 2011

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Smart Thinking

As audiences watch the movie "Limitless", in which an author uses a smart drug to boost his brain, a new book shines a spotlight on the ethical dilemmas which arise when developments in neuroscience are embraced by the non-medical world.

Posted on Friday 8 April, 2011

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What do drugs do to the brain?

Drug abuse is probably linked to an in-built tendency to act without thinking, as shown by studies of siblings of chronic stimulant users, a leading neuroscientist will claim this week.

Posted on Saturday 19 March, 2011

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The Arts and Sciences converge to explore mental health issues

A unique arts science performance partnering Cambridge Neuroscience with the local Charity Squeaky Gate brought together individuals affected by mental ill-health, scientific researchers and those working in a mental health setting.

Collectively the group captivated public audiences and gained a slot on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme.

Posted on Tuesday 29 March, 2011

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Invitation to the Mental health research and the media workshop

…presented by Claire Bithell, head of mental health at the Science Media Centre.

Ever wondered how research gets into the news? Or what to do if a journalist gives you a call? How best to publicise your work? Or what to do if something goes wrong with media coverage?

Free to attend, registration required, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, 2-4.30 pm, 6th April, 2011.

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2011

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The Mental Health Research Network 2011 annual three-day Scientific Meeting takes place in Cambridge

6th - 8th April, 2011, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge and at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. A dinner will be held at King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge

Posted on Tuesday 22 March, 2011

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Measuring National Well-Being – what matters to you?

Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Wednesday 23rd March, 2011, 6.00 – 7.30 Debate, 7.30 Drinks Reception. Chaired by Claudia Hammond from BBC Radio Radio Four's All in the Mind.

Posted on Tuesday 22 March, 2011

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What does Twitter have to do with the human brain?

Calling all Tweeting Cambridge Neuroscientists to help by communicating neuroscience to their Twitter networks during Prof Ed Bullmore's lecture on the 17th March, 18.30 - 19.30 pm at the Babbage Lecture Hall. Wifi is available in the lecture hall so why not bring your laptop? Mobile phone internet access is also available here. This public lecture concludes our popular all day annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar Event.

Posted on Wednesday 16 March, 2011

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Invitation to: Inside an Unquiet Mind II

Set in a day room of a psychiatric hospital, you are invited to join ‘patients’ for a powerful piece of musical theatre.

Includes episodes of ‘Neuroscientists Today’ presented by Dr Hannah Critchlow with special guests: Drs. Jesus Perez, Graham Murray and Belinda Lennox and the world premiere of A Kettle of Fish, The Peoples Project and the Sarah Jane story.

6.30pm & 8.00pm Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March, New Cellars, Pembroke College. EVERYONE WELCOME. Registration required!

Posted on Wednesday 16 March, 2011

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Women’s brains are hardwired differently to men, or are they?

A discussion about the difference in the wiring of men’s and women’s brains takes place today at the Univeristy of Cambridge. It is part of Cambridge Science Festival - the UK’s biggest free science festival.

Posted on Wednesday 16 March, 2011

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Invitation to a Memory Film Festival

Do you want to watch good films, that don't compromise on the neuroscience and psychology? Do you want to show your friends and family how psychology and neuroscience influence popular culture, but you don't want to dazzle them with jargon? If so, then bring them along to the Psychology Films Memory Film Festival 2011, running March 15th - April 4th.

Posted on Monday 14 March, 2011

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What does Twitter have to do with the human brain?

We like to think the human brain is special, something different from other brains and information processing systems, but a Cambridge Neuroscience professor is set to test that assumption – by conducting a live experiment using Twitter.

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2011

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Neuroscience insights improve neurorehabilitation of poststroke aphasia

Researchers at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) have brought to fruit some of their more theory-guided research in the development of new methods for treating patients who have partly lost their language due to stroke.

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, 2011

Thursday, 17th March, Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site, Cambridge. Hosted by the Department of Clinical Neurosciences. Registration now closed.

Posted on Monday 10 January, 2011

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Pathogenesis of Prion Diseases

An invitation to a special lecture by Professor Adriano Aguzzi, MD, PhD h.c. (University of Zurich) on Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 – 5.00 pm at the Li Ka Shing Centre - Robinson Way, Addenbrooke's Site, Cambridge. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE!

Posted on Thursday 27 January, 2011

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Cambridge Neuroscientist celebrates women in neuroscience worldwide

Professor Barbara Sahakian honours women leaders in neuroscience with a Guest Lecture during the Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon at the Society for Neuroscience, November 2010 Meeting. Her slides are now available online.

Posted on Friday 21 January, 2011

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Cambridge placed as the top European Institution in Neuroscience and Behaviour

According to a Himes Higher Education report, published today.

Posted on Thursday 20 January, 2011

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Invitation to a Gurdon Institute Seminar

Friday 14 January at 16.00, Seminar Room 217, Level 2. "Evolution of Cerebral Cortical Development" by Professor Zoltan Molnar, University of Oxford. Host: Rick Livesey

Posted on Thursday 13 January, 2011

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Invitation to the Bristish Neuroscience Association Biennial Meeting

Inviting you to our forthcoming high-profile British Neuroscience Association Biennial Meeting, to be held April 17-20th 2011 in the elegant spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire, U.K. Registration required, travel grants available!

Posted on Wednesday 12 January, 2011

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Pregnant, constipated and bloated? Fly poo may tell you why

Clues about how our gut helps to regulate our appetite have come from a most unusual source: fruit fly faeces. Cambridge Neuroscientist Dr. Irene Miguel-Aliaga has a paper published today in the Journal of Cell Metabolism, explaining how the fruit fly gut nervous system can help us understand aspects of human metabolism, including why pregnant women suffer from bloating and constipation, and even the link between a low-calorie diet and lifespan.

Posted on Thursday 6 January, 2011

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A Project investigating the Transitions of Consciousness initiates in Cambridge

How do we fall asleep? How do we lose consciousness while being sedated? How do we regain awareness? These are the questions which will be tackled by Cambridge Neuroscientists Dr. Tristan Bekinschtein who has just been awarded a prestigous five year Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science.

Posted on Thursday 6 January, 2011

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The Unholy Trinity: Neuroscience, Comedy and Skepticism

An invitation to join Dr. Dean Burnett exploring skepticism and rationality in the neurosciences on Monday, February 28 at 7:00PM at the Maypole Pub, Cambridge. Organised by Skeptics in the Pub, Cambridge. 

Posted on Thursday 6 January, 2011

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