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Internal PhD funding opportunity with MedImmune

Dec 18, 2015

The Cambridge MedImmune PhD Programme in Biomedical Research is seeking collaborative project proposals for studentships beginning in October 2016.

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Opportunity for inventors at ETECH Projects - Submit by 8 Jan 2016

Dec 18, 2015

We’re looking for inventors and researchers across the University to submit novel technologies and innovations to be investigated by students of our ETECH Projects programme in January 2016.

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Take part in FameLab Cambridge!

Dec 18, 2015

FameLab is an international communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts for a public audience.

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Congratulations to Dr Zoé Husson on award of EMBO Fellowship

Dec 17, 2015

Many congratulations! Zoé whose project aims to identify the molecular adaptations evolved by naked mole-rats to resist severe hypoxia without neurotoxicity compared to hypoxia-sensitive mouse models.


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Registration for BRC Spring School is now open!

Dec 17, 2015

This year the topic is RESTORING FUNCTION; Regeneration, Plasticity, Replacement, Prostheses.

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Breaking the mould: Untangling the jelly-like properties of diseased proteins

Dec 17, 2015

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a new property of essential proteins which, when it malfunctions, can cause the build up, or ‘aggregation’, of misshaped proteins and lead to serious diseases.

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Study of half a million people reveals sex and job predict how many autistic traits you have

Dec 17, 2015

Measuring autistic traits in just under half a million people reveals that your sex, and whether you work in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) job, predict how many autistic traits you have.

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Hallucinations linked to Brain Structure

Dec 17, 2015

People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of the brain compared to both healthy individuals.

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At the edge of vision: Struggling to make sense of our cluttered world

Dec 17, 2015

Even with 20/20 vision in broad daylight on a clear day, our peripheral vision can be surprisingly poor, particularly when the scene in front of us is cluttered.

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Vitamin D could repair nerve damage in multiple sclerosis

Dec 17, 2015

A protein activated by vitamin D could be involved in repairing damage to myelin in people with multiple sclerosis.

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Online porn may feed sex addicts’ desire for new sexual images

Dec 17, 2015

People who show compulsive sexual behaviour are driven to search more for new sexual images than their peers.

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International Workshop on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of People with Acquired Brain Injury

Dec 9, 2015

Creating a multicultural network of interdisciplinary researchers 8-11 March 2016 Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil.

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Call for Research Proposals for Ataxia-Telangiectasia

Dec 7, 2015

Applications are invited for high quality research projects that have the potential to lead to treatments and therapies for ataxia-telangiectasia.

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Conquer Paralysis Now Spinal Cord Research Grants Info Evening - November 25th, Cambridge

Nov 18, 2015

The CPN Challenge will award $20 million in grants and prizes for spinal cord injury research over the next 10 years.

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Public Policy Lecture with Dr David Halpern - Thursday 3rd December at 6pm

Nov 18, 2015

This lecture is presented by the Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative (SRI), Masters in Public Policy (MPP), Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE).

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The CANTAB Research Grant: Open for applications - Deadline approaching!

Nov 4, 2015

The Cambridge Cognition CANTAB Research Grant is open to all students conducting research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and related subjects where cognitive function is being measured as part of a study.

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Neurobiology Post Doc postition available at LMB

Oct 29, 2015

The project is aimed at elucidating AMPA receptor dynamics during synaptic plasticity using orthogonal chemistry, electrophysiology and super-resolution microscopy techniques.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Workshop on Connectomics - Report

Oct 27, 2015

The aim of the workshop was to foster interactions between investigators in Cambridge, who reconstruct and analyze the structure and function of neural circuits across spatial organisms and scales, using a variety of imaging and analysis techniques.

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OpenCon Cambridge - 26th November 2015

Oct 27, 2015

OpenCon is the conference for students and professionals on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data.

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Launch of the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL)

Oct 22, 2015

Today the University of Cambridge is launching a ground-breaking research institution to examine the role of playfulness in learning and development in young children.

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Industry meets emerging science 2 – Healthcare

Oct 22, 2015

Do you have research currently under-way that could be applied in healthcare? E.g Devices and Diagnostics, Sensors, apps, Imaging, Biomaterials, Bio-Informatics, Roboics, 3D-Printing, Nanotechnology and many more...

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Genomics of Brain Disorders

Oct 22, 2015

The aim is to encourage practitioners of neuroscience, systems biology, bioinformatics, epidemiology and genomics to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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Call now open for nominations for the 2016 Kavli Prizes

Oct 21, 2015

THE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 2016 Kavli Prizes is open from September 1 through December 1, 2015. 

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Call now open for nominations for the 2015 BNA Prizes

Oct 21, 2015

Nominations are invited for the BNA prizes, 'Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience' and 'Public Understanding of Neuroscience'. The deadline for receiving these is 23rd October 2015.

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BNA Post Graduate and Undergraduate awards 2015

Oct 21, 2015

Each year, the BNA awards an undergraduate (£250) and a postgraduate (£500) prize to student BNA members considered to have made a significant contribution to neuroscience.

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Post Doc events from Cambridge Enterprise

Oct 21, 2015

Forthcoming events for Early Career Researchers

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Molecular Degeneration: 29th-4th December, Hinxton, Cambridge

Oct 21, 2015

This highly-regarded course provides a cutting edge examination of the molecular basis of neurodegeneration and the development of treatment strategies.

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CamBRAIN are looking for another social secretary!

Oct 21, 2015

CamBRAIN are looking for another social secretary to join their executive committee

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Introducing the new Cambridge Neuroscience MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience

Oct 21, 2015

The programme is a one-year Masters course with both taught and research components. Students selected onto the course will follow the structured MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience research training.

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Join Cambridge Neuroscience

Oct 21, 2015

New principal investigators, post docs and students are invited to join Cambridge Neuroscience.

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BioBeat 2015: Translating Genomics into Biobusiness

Oct 14, 2015

Women scientific leaders including keynote speaker Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Offer for England, will present their perspectives on challenges and successes in starting and growing biotech businesses. The conference is open to everyone.

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Neural circuit in the cricket brain detects the rhythm of the right mating call

Oct 14, 2015

Compared to our complex language, crickets only have a few songs which they have to recognise and process, so, by looking at their much simpler brain, we aim to understand how neurons process sound signals,”

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Enterprise Tuesday 2015/16: Being Flexible with Strategy for New Ventures

Oct 14, 2015

The new series of lectures and networking sessions delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre (formerly the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning) starts on 3rd November.

 

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From Maps to Circuits: Models and Mechanisms for Generating Neural Connection

Oct 14, 2015

Understanding the development of the nervous system is a key challenge that has been approached by both experimental and theoretical neuroscientists.

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'5 things I wish I'd known last year': A Mentoring and Networking Event

Oct 14, 2015

In this networking and mentoring event, we want to give new PhD students a chance to gain a clearer understanding of the PhD process by drawing on the experience of those in years above.

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Elijah Mak wins award for longitudinal examination of Parkinson’s disease

Oct 13, 2015

Congratulations to Elijah Mak, a third-year PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry, who was recently awarded a poster prize by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at their dementia Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) inaugural networking event.

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How hallucinations emerge from trying to make sense of an ambiguous world

Oct 13, 2015

A team of researchers explore the idea that hallucinations arise due to an enhancement of our normal tendency to interpret the world around us by making use of prior knowledge and predictions.

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Report on a very successful 'Imaging the Nervous System' Symposium

Oct 8, 2015

This year the theme was ‘Imaging the Nervous System’, and the programme brought together a wide range of techniques to visualise and better understand the processes imaging the nervous system.

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Calling for help: damaged nerve cells communicate with stem cells

Oct 6, 2015

Nerve cells damaged in diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), ‘talk’ to stem cells in the same way that they communicate with other nerve cells, calling out for ‘first aid’.

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TAKE A STEP....For Parkinson's UK

Oct 5, 2015

"Take a Step" will be presented at the Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, January 8th and 9th 2016. All proceeds will go to Parkinson's UK.

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TAKE A STEP....For Parkinson's UK

Oct 5, 2015

This show is the product of over 12 months work focussed on raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s UK, a charity that funds research and offers support to those diagnosed with the condition.

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Evelyn Trust 2016 Research Grant Applications - Deadline 30 November 2015

Oct 5, 2015

The Trust is encouraging applications for next year’s medical research and health/wellbeing grants which will need to be received by 30 November 2015.

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50 years of the British Neuroscience Association - Christmas Symposium

Oct 5, 2015

2015 is a momentous year for the BNA as it marks 50 years of existence for the association, and to celebrate the occasion we are holding a very special seasonal symposium.

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Visions of the future in the brain - Participants wanted

Oct 1, 2015

We are looking for volunteers aged 16-40 to participate in a neuroimaging study (brain scan) investigating what happens in the brain when people imagine emotional future scenarios.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is accepting pre-proposals across its funding programs.

Oct 1, 2015

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is accepting pre-proposals across its three core funding programs.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore - Sept 10th

Sep 1, 2015

As part of the 5th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium, we are delighted to welcome Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore to deliver a Public Lecture entitled: "Inside the Brain of a Teenager"

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Cambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore - Sept 10th

Sep 1, 2015

Inside the Social Brain of a Teenager - with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore from UCL. Free and no tickets required. 

 

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Big Data: Innovation in analysis, usability and curation - Early Career Researcher Event

Aug 26, 2015

This event is aimed at early career researchers, to explore the meaning and impact of working with “Big Data” as an interdisciplinary theme of strategic importance and to promote networking and collaboration opportunities for early career researchers across institutions and disciplines.

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Promotions within Cambridge Neuroscience

Aug 26, 2015

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate all of those who have been promoted with effect from 1 October 2015.

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Only 2 weeks left until "Imaging the Nervous System"

Aug 25, 2015

Don't miss out - over 300 registered delegates, over 80 abstracts - Registration closes on September 1st 2015!

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How to build a better Brain - BBC Radio 4 - Listen again!

Aug 25, 2015

These 5 short programmes focus on how Exercise, Relaxation, Stimulation, Sleep and Diet can help build a better brain.

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Professor Barbara Sahakian on Newsnight

Aug 25, 2015

Professor Barbara Sahakian from the Department of Psychiatry discusses modafinil on Newsnight.

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‘Untangling Mind & Brain’ - CamBRAIN's first Brain Art Exhibition

Aug 25, 2015

On Saturday the 11th July, CamBRAINiacs came together at St Barnabas Church for our society’s first ever Brain Art Exhibition.

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Interdisciplinary team awarded an Allen Distinguished Investigator grant worth $1.32 million

Aug 25, 2015

Congratulations to Dr Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir et al., on being awarded an Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) grant worth $1.32 million.

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Nora Volkow to deliver 2015 Paykel Lecture

Aug 18, 2015

Currently the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the NIH, Professor Nora Volkow will deliver this year's Paykel Lecture in association with the Department of Psychiatry.

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Symposium on Systems Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases - Nov 6 - Cambridge

Aug 17, 2015

In this workshop, there will be talks and discussions on the state of the art research being carried out to unravel the biochemical pathways underlying the synaptic disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases and in particular Alzheimer's disease as part of the AgedBrainSYSBIO project.

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Combining Cambridge Technologies for the Future of Healthcare

Aug 12, 2015

The objective of this meeting is to initiate a debate about how using and combining healthcare technologies can help to meet the known and predicted needs of our future patients.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Workshop on Connectomics

Aug 11, 2015

This workshop brings researchers from many different departments and affiliated Institutes together to discuss "Connectomics"

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‘Brain training’ app may improve memory and daily functioning in schizophrenia

Aug 5, 2015

A ‘brain training’ iPad game developed and tested by Cambridge Neuroscientists may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently.

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Neuroanatomy weekend workshop

Jul 31, 2015

An exciting new and interactive programme with video demonstrations of human brain dissection.

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2015 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Jul 30, 2015

The 2015 INS Annual Meeting will be held October 15-16 in Chicago, IL, a satellite of the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

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Results from RAND bibliometric analysis on Cambridge Neuroscience

Jul 24, 2015

The findings suggest that research performance has continuously been high, and substantially above world average.

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Mitochondrial disease expert to lead Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Jul 23, 2015

Professor Patrick Chinnery, an expert in diseases that affect mitochondria has been appointed as Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge. He will take up his appointment on 1 October.

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Restricted Call: Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research

Jul 17, 2015

This annual competition offers a grant of up to £1.5 million for up to five years for a programme of the highest quality translational research, focusing on patients, and led by investigators of outstanding quality in the early years of an established research and academic career.

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Restricted Call: MRC Discovery Awards Scheme

Jul 17, 2015

The objective of Discovery Awards is to provide a new mechanism for MRC to work strategically with universities via a developmental award, focused on basic science.

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Restricted Call: Healthcare Technologies Grand Challenges NetworksPlus

Jul 17, 2015

The budget is up to £5 million for up to eight new networks. Awards will be for 36-48 months.

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Restricted Call: ESRC Future Research Leaders 2015

Jul 17, 2015

They are strongly encouraging inter-disciplinary proposals, provided 50% of the proposed research falls within the ESRC’s remit.

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Connectome Workbench | Brain networks at micro- and macro-scales | Sept 11th-12th 2015

Jul 17, 2015

Connectome Workbench brings together researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds and aims at providing an exciting series of talks on the first day, and in-depth discussions and workshops on day 2.

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Restricted Call: ESRC Future Research Leaders 2015

Jul 13, 2015

Proposals are welcome in any topic which falls within ESRC’s remit, but they are strongly encouraging inter-disciplinary proposals, provided 50% of the proposed research falls within the ESRC’s remit.

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Interpreting BOLD: a dialogue between cognitive and cellular neuroscience

Jul 13, 2015

Due to a limited number of places at this meeting, interested colleagues are asked to register their interest by visiting the meeting webpage and clicking ‘request an invitation.

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Vacancy for Chief Executive of the British Neuroscience Association

Jul 13, 2015

The British Neuroscience Association, now celebrating its 50th year, is a professional society that supports and promotes Neuroscience across the UK.

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Brain ‘plasticity’ in rats could help scientists understand multiple sclerosis

Jul 10, 2015

Cambridge Neuroscientists along with co-investigators from Italy have managed to demonstrate in rats a phenomenon known as brain plasticity, whereby the brain recruits new networks of neurons to compensate for those damaged by disease.

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The Neurobiology of Sleep & Circadian Rhythm

Jul 8, 2015

The focus of this conference will be on the molecular, cellular and neural networks that underlie the generation and regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms - stipends available.

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Part II Neuroscience Success

Jul 8, 2015

The Cambridge Neuroscience Prize for the best overall performance in Part II Neuroscience was jointly awarded to Ms Elizabeth Bamber (St John's College) and Mr Kevin Teo (Trinity College).

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CamBRAIN Art Exhibition 2015: Untangling Mind and Brain! INVITATION July 11th 2015

Jul 1, 2015

CamBRAIN Society cordially invites you to attend the CamBRAIN Art Exhibition 2015: Untangling Mind and Brain!

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Invited Seminar: Prof Michi Yusake speaking on Monday July 6th at 11am

Jul 1, 2015

Michi works on neural circuits and their modification in the adult brain during learning and memory.

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Paid volunteers required for Psychology study

Jun 30, 2015

We are looking for paid volunteers to take part in an experiment on visual attention and decision-making.

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CNS 2015 - Brain Chat - Podcast report

Jun 29, 2015

Answering key questions about brain and behaviour, from the University of Cambridge comes Brain Chat, with Hannah Critchlow reporting on exciting brain research revolutions presented at the Cambridge Neuroscience 2015 Seminar and in partnership with Actual Analytics.

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Video abstract: Study suggests new treatment for impulsivity in some dementia patients

Jun 25, 2015

A study published in the July edition of the journal Brain suggests a potential new treatment for people affected by frontotemporal dementia.

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Neuroscience at the 21st Cambridge Science Festival

Jun 25, 2015

Each year, the University of Cambridge welcomes over 40,000 visitors into its historic lectures halls, museums and state-of-the art research facilities, as they explore a world of scientific discoveries and knowledge through the Cambridge Science Festival.

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Elections are now open - Cambridge Neuroscience Forum!

Jun 25, 2015

Members of Cambridge Neuroscience will be sent a secure link to vote for their candidate of choice in the Cambridge Neuroscience Forum elections.

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Post-doc Masterclass - Wednesday 1st July

Jun 23, 2015

The speakers will highlight common applications in the field and discuss recent developments in the chemogenetic tool box.

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8th UK/Korea Neuroscience Symposium (Cambridge) 15th – 16th September 2015

Jun 23, 2015

The 8th UK/Korea Neuroscience Symposium will take place in Cambridge from 15th – 16th September 2015

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Celebration of Women in Science!

Jun 23, 2015

A Musical Celebration of Women in Science featuring 5 great bands, 2 great MCs, displays, and *YOU*. All profits go to ScienceGrrl. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased here.

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Adel Helmy wins 2014 EANS Aesculap prize for clinical neurosurgical research

Jun 22, 2015

Adel Helmy has won the prestigious 2014 EANS Aesculap prize for clinical neurosurgical research.

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Congratulations to Professor Tony Holland on award of CBE

Jun 22, 2015

Professor Tony Holland is Professor of the Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities and Head of the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group in the Department of Psychiatry.

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James Rowe appointed as Professor in Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Jun 22, 2015

Congratulations on the recent appointment of James Rowe as Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

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Pint of Science 2015 - Beautiful Mind

Jun 22, 2015

Cambridge Neuroscience was proud to sponsor “Beautiful Mind”, covering topics from neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry and featuring a brilliant line-up of many Cambridge Neuroscience speakers.

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A-Level students pick Cambridge brains

Jun 4, 2015

Is drug addiction hereditary? Why do emotions dominate our earliest memories? Are robots a threat to humanity?

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European Retina Meeting 2015

May 29, 2015

The European Retina Meeting 2015 (ERM 2015) will be held in Brighton, UK
from October 01 – 03, 2015.

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Glial club returns on Monday June 1st

May 29, 2015

June's speaker is: Dr. Clare Howarth from the University of Sheffield

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Dr Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir wins Lister Institute Research Prize

May 29, 2015

Thora is based at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Stem Cell Institute and is interested in neurotransmitter signalling to oligodendrocytes and their progenitor cells. 

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Opportunity to collaborate with artist on a 'Neuron Cloud'

May 29, 2015

This would be a voluntary, non-commercial collaboration which would culminate in a large scale installation focusing on the brain and the architecture of neurons inside it. Full credit would of course be given to the advising scientist.

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Nominations open for Cambridge Neuroscience Forum

May 29, 2015

Have your say and nominate yourself – or one of your colleagues - to become a member of the Cambridge Neuroscience Forum.

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Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD)

May 13, 2015

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians who seek to understand how circuit dynamics underlies representation and function in the nervous system, and to foster real discussion.

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Volunteers required for different neuroscience research

May 13, 2015

Would you like a well-paid break from revision? or from the Lab?

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The Academy of Medical Sciences announces new Fellows for 2015

May 13, 2015

The Academy of Medical Sciences has announced the election of its new Fellows, including three Cambridge Neuroscientists.

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First step in preventing neurodegenerative diseases

May 13, 2015

Research led by Anne Bertolotti has identified a novel, selective and safe pharmacological approach to boost a natural cellular defense against misfolded proteins and thus safely preventing protein misfolding diseases in mice.

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CamBRAIN Art Competition 2015: 'Untangling Mind & Brain' - Deadline closes on May 19th!

May 13, 2015

Do not miss this opportunity to have your artwork exhibited in a gallery and to win a prize. We will be inviting judges who are interested in bridging the gap between neuroscience and the arts to decide upon the top 3 submissions, which will be awarded.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2015 News Report

May 13, 2015

“The Making and Breaking of the Mind”, Friday the 20th of March marked the 27th of the long-standing Cambridge Neuroscience Seminars, showcasing the diversity and calibre of neuroscience research conducted at the University of Cambridge.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Image Competition

May 13, 2015

Submit your favourite Neuroscience image for a chance to win generous prizes in the Cambridge Neuroscience Image competition in association with Abcam.

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Cell Biology of the Axon - workshop report

May 13, 2015

Professor Cahir O'Kane reports on the second in the series of the Interdisciplinary Cambridge Neuroscience workshops.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

May 11, 2015

During Mental Health Awareness Week (11th – 17th May), CamBRAIN, the Cambridge Neuroscience Society members, are showing their support to MIND charity by launching the #1in4 Challenge.

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William B. Irvine at Heffers 11th May

May 6, 2015

This coming Monday 11th May at Heffers Bookshop, William Irvine talks about the moments of insight that have transformed science, maths, art, and religion. Where do they come from? What do they mean? And how can we have them ourselves?

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Brain-training app Peak teams up with Cambridge neuroscientists for new games

May 6, 2015

Peak is designed to provide users with insight into their current state of cognitive function through games that test, track and strengthen cognitive performance.

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Empowering Women in Science Through Music…

May 5, 2015

Tim recently gave a talk at this year’s TEDxCambridgeUniversity event, which was held on Saturday 14th March at St John’s Divinity School.

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Invitation and Call for Papers for Cambridge Body in Mind Symposium

Apr 29, 2015

The Body in Mind Symposium to be held at Cambridge University on the 27th of May, 2015.

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The British Neuroscience Association’s Festival of Neuroscience 2015

Apr 27, 2015

Over 1600 delegates joined the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) recently in celebrating its fiftieth year at the ‘Festival of Neuroscience’ in Edinburgh: 12th – 15th April 2015.

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Cambridge News interviews Dr Hannah Critchlow

Apr 24, 2015

Dr Hannah Critchlow on her public engagement work in Cambridge, her love of neuroscience and whether MRIs can show how you vote.

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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account - Call open for applications

Apr 24, 2015

A call is now open for applications to the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.  Expressions of Interest must be received by 1st June 2015.

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Link between proteins points to possibilities for future Alzheimer’s treatments

Apr 24, 2015

Cambridge Neuroscientists have identified how proteins that play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease are linked in a pathway that controls its progression, and that drugs targeting this pathway may be a potential new way of treating the disease.

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Cambridge's Chemistry of Health programme awarded £17 million in funding

Apr 24, 2015

New funding will support fundamental research into the molecular processes underlying human disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and enable new ways to combat them.

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Barbara Sahakian on political psychology, society & mental health

Apr 22, 2015

From the University of Cambridge comes ELECTION, our weekly politics podcast; asking the questions that no one else is in the run-up to the British General Election with the most interesting people inside and outside the political arena.

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Funding to attend workshop in Brazil on CNS therapies

Apr 22, 2015

The British Council has grants for early career researchers (see Eligibility section) to attend a workshop in Brazil on understanding and advancing CNS therapies.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Workshop on 7TMRI Imaging - Report

Apr 22, 2015

The January meeting to discuss ultra-high field (7T) MR imaging in Cambridge was a great success, attended by over 90 investigators and confirming the intense interest across Cambridge Neuroscience in the advanced research methods enabled by this new  part of our Clinical Research Infrastructure.

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Managing and sharing your research data: Advice and support for University of Cambridge researchers

Apr 17, 2015

Our Open Data team is making presentations and taking questions at open meetings, Departmental meetings, Research Operations Office School meetings and meetings with administrators and librarians, as well as providing online support and information about research data management.

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11th Zinc UK Meeting

Apr 10, 2015

This summer's Zinc-UK meeting will be held at Anglia Ruskin University on July 10th 2015.

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Public Engagement Courses available

Apr 8, 2015

Information about two training sessions being organised by the Public Engagement Team over the next month, open to research staff and PhD students in any discipline.

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Brain training at the Science Museum

Apr 8, 2015

A team from the Department of Psychiatry exhibited a demo version of a new game being developed at the Sahakian Lab to train attention and focus at the Science Museum.

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Molecular, cellular and behavioural studies in preclinical models and their relevance to dementia

Apr 8, 2015

One of the most important goals of the ARUK Cambridge Network is to bridge gaps between clinical and basic neuroscience so we are delighted to announce the next event in this series.

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Funding call from Alzheimer's Research Trust

Apr 7, 2015

The fund aims to stimulate analyses of existing datasets across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases to increase understanding of similarities and differences in their pathogenesis. Letters of intent are due on 9 April.

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Paid volunteers required for Psychology study

Apr 7, 2015

We are seeking paid volunteers for a study on decision-making and confidence.

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Big Neuron comes to Cambridge

Apr 7, 2015

BigNeuron project will ‘bench-test’ algorithms on large scale datasets to define the best 3D methods of reconstructing individual neurons.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Workshop on 'Cell Biology of the Axon'

Apr 7, 2015

Cambridge Neuroscience are delighted to announce the 2nd in its series of Interdisciplinary Workshops. This workshop brings researchers from many different departments and affiliated Institutes together to discuss "Cell biology of the axon: traffic, organelles and degeneration".

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Studying sleep and EEG in transgenic mouse models of Huntington's disease - Research Assistant required

Apr 2, 2015

We are seeking a Research Assistant to study sleep and EEG in mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases. You will join an interdisciplinary research team that is interested in understanding neurological dysfunction in Huntington's disease.

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Brain Anatomy Courses - May & June 2015, King's College London

Mar 27, 2015

Registration is now open for the Human Brain Anatomy Course(3-day)and Limbic Brain Anatomy Course(2-day)in May and June 2015 at King's College London.

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CSaP Annual Conference - 14th April 2015

Mar 27, 2015

This year's annual conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.

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The Brain and the Immune System

Mar 13, 2015

A workshop, led by PhDs and post-docs, on the role of the immune system in brain diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, psychosis, neurodegeneration and head injury.

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CamBRAIN: Neuroethics Panel Discussion

Mar 4, 2015

CamBRAIN: The Cambridge Neuroscience Society presents a stimulating series of neuroethics panel discussions led by young investigators with an interest and expertise in Neuroscience.

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Spinal Cord Injury Funding event

Feb 24, 2015

At least 12 multi-disciplinary seed funding grants of £32,000 are open to researchers from any background, specifically for ideas that are traditionally difficult to get funded, at our free charity event on Thursday 26th February at King's College London.

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Postdoctoral position in neurobiology at the LMB in Cambridge

Feb 24, 2015

We are seeking a motivated scientist with a PhD in neuroscience, biological sciences, biophysics or engineering to work in the group of Dr. Marco Tripodi.

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Postdoctoral position in molecular neurobiology at the LMB in Cambridge.

Feb 24, 2015

We are seeking a talented and motivated post-doctoral scientist with a PhD in biological sciences or neuroscience to work in the group of Dr. Marco Tripodi.

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Have you worked with a health tech SME in the East of England?

Feb 24, 2015

If you have spent 12 hours or more working with an SME in the East of England related to any health tech project between 31st May 2013 (or if you can squeeze in 12 hours between now and 31st Mar 2015), you could be eligible for a grant of £1000 per SME.

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Email list for those interested in humanities and/or social sciences and biomedicine

Feb 19, 2015

The main aim of the list will be to share information about forthcoming events, calls for papers and funding calls.

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Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute to fast-track development of new treatments for dementia

Feb 16, 2015

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the world’s largest dedicated dementia research charity, has announced a £30 million Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and UCL.

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Professor Murray Shanahan speaks in Cambridge - February 20th 2015

Feb 5, 2015

Professor Shanahan is professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London, where his research focuses on consciousness realised both in nature and artificially,and the long-term implications of AI technology.

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Neuroscience at the Cambridge Science Festival

Feb 5, 2015

Join in with all things Neuroscience at this year's Cambridge Neuroscience Festival.

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FENS FORUM 2016: Call for proposals is now open

Feb 5, 2015

Support FENS and put your research on the programme of the FENS Forum 2016 in Copenhagen.

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Darwin Lecture: Developing a Sense of Self with Professor Bruce Hood

Feb 5, 2015

In 2015 the annual multidisciplinary series hosted by Darwin College will be on the topic of Development.

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Naked Mole Rat Initiative - Research Associate position available

Feb 5, 2015

Applications are invited for a Naked Mole-Rat Initiative funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr Ewan St. John Smith at the Department of Pharmacology.

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‘Gender Equality in Science – Pathways to Success’.

Feb 5, 2015

This one day meeting, aimed at both women and men, will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2015, at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU).

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Naked Neuroscience from India

Feb 5, 2015

From rags to riches: how a fruit stall selling boy became a brain surgeon and, inspired by the NHS, built a community hospital and neuroscience institute back in his homeland of India.

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Global mental health and neuroscience: potential synergies

Feb 5, 2015

Mental health is a global issue – here’s how neuroscience can cross international boundaries

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Lifelong learning and the plastic brain

Feb 5, 2015

Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt. Now researchers are asking if new understanding of these processes can help us train our brains.

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Protein threshold linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Feb 5, 2015

Excess quantities of a specific protein in the brain dramatically increase the chances of so-called “nucleation events” that could eventually result in Parkinson’s Disease, according to a new study.

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Age-group differences in speech identification despite matched audiometrically normal hearing

Jan 26, 2015

The aims of this study were to establish whether aging reduces speech intelligibility for listeners with normal audiograms.

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CSaP Policy Placement Opportunities in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Jan 23, 2015

There are a range of opportunities for PhD students and post docs at Cambridge to take up part-time and full-time secondments in BIS - closing date Monday 2nd February.

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Webinar: How Stem Cells Speak with Immune Cells

Jan 19, 2015

Dr Stefano Pluchino from Clinical Neurosciences will deliver a webinar on 'How Stem Cells Speak with Immune Cells' on Monday January 26th.

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Take part in FameLab

Jan 16, 2015

FameLab, the international competition to find the newest voices in Science, Engineering, Maths and Technology, returns to Cambridge in 2015.

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The Morality Instinct

Jan 16, 2015

The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) is committed to fostering a progressive and vibrant intellectual culture in the UK.

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Public Engagement training courses at the University of Cambridge

Jan 13, 2015

There are a number of public engagement training courses available this term and next.

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Improving the future of drug development for central nervous system disorders.

Jan 12, 2015

Nature Reviews recently published a comment piece in which scientists, including Professor Barbara Sahakian, made recommendations about overcoming barriers to developing drugs for central nervous system (CNS) disorders.

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Congratulations to Dr Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir on selection as scholar of FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

Jan 9, 2015

Congratulations to Dr Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir on selection as scholar of FENS-Kavli Network

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Michel Goedert awarded the 2014 European Grand Prix for Research

Jan 9, 2015

Michel has been awarded the Prize for “his major work on the importance of the tau pathway in the genesis of Alzheimer’s disease”

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