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The Educated Brain - Final Policy event and website

May 24, 2018

On April 24th 2018, Cambridge Neuroscience together with Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner, hosted the concluding policy event of the Educated Brain seminar series at Westminster.

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Elijah Mak awarded Rising Star in dementia research

May 24, 2018

Congratulations to Psychiatry PhD student Elijah Mak on being awarded the 'Rising Star in dementia research' award at the recent Alzheimer's Society annual conference.

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Nominations for the Brain Prize 2019 open

May 24, 2018

Nominations are now open for the €1 million prize, The Brain Prize, which is awarded by the Lundbeck Foundation. The call for Nominations is open until 1st September 2018.

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Going to FENS2018? Cambridge Neuroscience Meet Up! Tuesday July 10th

May 24, 2018

Cambridge Neuroscience are planning an informal gathering that will be held in Berlin during FENS 2018.

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Going to FENS2018? Find out about FENS2020 (in Glasgow!)

May 24, 2018

The BNA is proud to be the host society for the FENS Forum 2020, which will be held in Glasgow.

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BNA-sponsored ‘Women in Science’ database launch

May 24, 2018

Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), the British Psychological Society (BPS), and the BNA are proud to announce a new joint initiative, the ‘Women in Science’ Database (WISDATABASE).

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Inaugural internal conference for public engagement at the University of Cambridge

May 24, 2018

This conference will provide a professional development and networking opportunity across the University.

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Brain cholesterol associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

May 24, 2018

Researchers have shown how cholesterol – a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases – may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Sense of control and meaning helps protect women from anxiety, study suggests

May 24, 2018

People who feel in control of their lives and who find purpose and meaning in life are less likely to have anxiety disorders even when going through the toughest times.

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Cambridge Neuroscience and GDPR

May 24, 2018

Cambridge Neuroscience has made some changes to its privacy policy. 

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Prof. Barry Everitt nominated as candidate for president-elect of SfN

May 24, 2018

Current FENS president, Prof. Barry Everitt has been announced as a candidate for the position of president-elect of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in elections that will close on June 1st 2018

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HUMAN BRAIN ANATOMY COURSE | 24-26 July 2018 | LONDON

May 23, 2018

Details of forthcoming human brain anatomy courses taking place in London. 

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UK Stroke Research Meeting 11th – 12th September 2018

Feb 12, 2018

The meeting is aimed at stroke researchers (both clinical and basic science), as well as those who might be  interested in carrying out stroke research in the future, from medical student to junior Consultant/Senior Lecturer. 

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Innovation Forum #IMAGINEIF workshop

May 22, 2018

Innovation Forum's first #IMAGINEIF workshop: a great chance to know more about building the ideal team for your start-up!!

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Immunology & CID PhD & Postdoc Day 7 June 2018

May 21, 2018

This year The Cambridge Immunology Network and Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre are hosting a joint PhD and Post Doc Day on the Biomedical Campus. 

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Business Modelling Session with EPOC and Cambridge Enterprise

May 21, 2018

This workshop will provide University of Cambridge postdocs with an overview of business modelling and will take them through how to use the Business Model Canvas effectively in the Postdoc Business Plan Competition.

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Clinical research in surgery and the IDEAL framework

May 21, 2018

Angelos Kolias, together with a multi-disciplinary team of experts, has developed an update to the original IDEAL Framework papers published in 2009.

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The Inflamed Mind - New book by Professor Ed Bullmore

May 11, 2018

Professor Ed Bullmore has recently published his new book entitled: 'The Inflamed Mind: a radical new approach to depression'. See here for videos, media coverage and upcoming events. 

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Mechanism behind neuron death in motor neurone disease and frontotemporal dementia discovered

May 11, 2018

Scientists have identified the molecular mechanism that leads to the death of neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS or motor neurone disease) and a common form of frontotemporal dementia.

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2017 Roger de Spoelberch prize awarded to David Rubinsztein

May 11, 2018

Many congratulations to David Rubinsztein, who has been awarded the 2017 Roger de Spoelberch prize for his contributions to neurodegeneration research.

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2018 Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows

May 11, 2018

We are delighted that 3 members of Cambridge Neuroscience have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum (CamNTF) June Meeting

May 11, 2018

The June meeting of the Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum (CamNTF) focuses around drug delivery and is now open for registration.

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Tourettes Action - Conference, funding and clinical consultation sessions

Apr 19, 2018

Tourettes Action works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is the leading support and research charity for people with tics or Tourette Syndrome and their families.

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Management of traumatic brain injury: current best practice - June 15th 2018

Apr 17, 2018

This meeting will provide state of the art management of all stages of the patient’s pathway from the pre-hospital scene, to the emergency department, intensive care and rehabilitation.

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HBP International Conferences - What is the quest of consciousness?

Apr 17, 2018

The conference will bring together the latest trends, insights and ideas from some of the leading researchers and thinkers on consciousness.

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Chinese and British neuroscientists discuss latest research in Shanghai

Apr 6, 2018

Trevor Robbins and Barbara Sahakian shared the latest developments in their research fields during the First Shanghai-Cambridge Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience at Fudan University in Shanghai.

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Alzheimer’s researchers win world’s top brain research prize

Mar 6, 2018

The 2018 Brain Prize is awarded to Michel Goedert (MRC LMB, Cambridge), Bart De Strooper (London and Leuven), Christian Haass (Munich) and John Hardy (London) for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Study in mice suggests personalised stem cell treatment may offer relief for progressive MS

Feb 23, 2018

Scientists have shown in mice that skin cells re-programmed into brain stem cells, transplanted into the central nervous system, help reduce inflammation and may be able to help repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Claudia Pama launches campaign calling on research bodies to introduce proper sick pay provision

Feb 14, 2018

Claudia Pama launches campaign calling on research bodies to introduce proper sick pay provision.

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Healthy volunteers wanted for paid Smartphone Psychology study

Feb 5, 2018

Healthy volunteers WANTED for a paid research study at the University of Cambridge

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BNA2019: Symposia and workshops - call for submissions now open!

Feb 2, 2018

The largest event of its kind throughout Europe in 2019, the British Neuroscience Association in collaboration with Neuroscience Ireland and the British Society for Neuroendocrinology as Festival Partner is excited to be bringing the international Festival of Neuroscience to Dublin, a city of culture, excitement and neuroscience!

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Write for The Conversation

Feb 1, 2018

Would you be interested in writing for The Conversation and increasing the reach of your research?

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Advances in brain imaging settle debate over spread of key protein in Alzheimer’s

Jan 12, 2018

In a study published recently in the journal Brain, a team led by scientists describe using a combination of imaging techniques how patterns of tau relate to the wiring of the brain in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Ferblanc charity seeks applications for neurological research grants

Jan 12, 2018

The trustees of the charity Ferblanc seek applications for grants from any individual or institution conducting neurological research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure across a variety of disorders.

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My Amazing Brain: Richard's War - Horizon | Feb 5th @ 21:00

Feb 2, 2018

Horizon (Monday Feb 5th @ 21:00) follows the story of Richard Gray and his remarkable recovery from a life-changing catastrophic stroke. 

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Can we prevent mental illness? Understanding risk and resilience

Jan 19, 2018

How can support from family and friends increase resilience against mental illness? Dr Anne Laura van Harmelen explains in new @MQMentalHealth blog

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11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience - Berlin 2018

Sep 27, 2017

The 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience will take place in Berlin in July 7-11 2018. Early Registration open now and closes Feb 13th.

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Study of learning and memory problems in OCD helps young people unlock their potential at school

Feb 5, 2018

Almost 90% of young OCD patients have problems at school, home, or socially; with difficulties doing homework and concentrating at school being the two most common problems.

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2nd International Conference on Sleep Spindling and Related Phenomena

Jan 18, 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Sleep Spindling and Related Phenomena will take place between May 24-26, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

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Mindfulness training reduces stress during exam time

Dec 20, 2017

Mindfulness training can help support students at risk of mental health problems, concludes a randomised controlled trial carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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New year accolades for Cambridge Neuroscientists

Jan 12, 2018

Congratulations to all of our neuroscientists whose work has been recognised. 

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Schrödinger at 75—The Future of Biology

Jan 12, 2018

Early bird registration is now available for this unique event!

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Internal funding opportunity: EPSRC IAA Postdoctoral Placements

Jan 12, 2018

This funding is available to allow EPSRC-funded postdocs to take up short-term placements in a partner organisation in industry, the public sector or third sector (not at other Universities).

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Psychosis incidence highly variable internationally

Jan 12, 2018

Rates of psychosis can be close to eight times higher in some regions compared to others, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL, King’s College London and the University of Cambridge.

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Congratulations to Professor Ian Goodyer OBE

Jan 12, 2018

Ian Goodyer, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, was made an OBE for his services to Psychiatry Research this year. 

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New brain mapping technique highlights relationship between connectivity and IQ

Jan 12, 2018

A new and relatively simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a correlation between how well connected an individual’s brain regions are and their intelligence.

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Dr Dervila Glynn awarded BNA 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience award.

Jan 12, 2018

Dr Dervila Glynn was awarded the British Neuroscience Association 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience award.

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Selected Awards and Honours to Cambridge Neuroscience members in 2017

Dec 21, 2017

What a year it has been - details of selected awards and honors presented to members of Cambridge Neuroscience in 2017. 

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Three Cambridge neurosurgeons appointed to leadership positions in the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

Dec 21, 2017

hree Cambridge neurosurgeons from the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences were appointed to leadership positions in the WFNS after its recent world congress.

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ERC Awards for Cambridge Neuroscientists

Dec 20, 2017

Cambridge Neuroscientists have been awarded prestigious European Research Council (ERC) funding to undertake pioneering research that can drive paradigm shifts in their designated fields.

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A successful BNA for Cambridge Neuroscience

Dec 20, 2017

Cambridge Neuroscience were very well represented at the BNA Christmas symposium with both talks and prizes!

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Cambridge Neuroscience takes on Tomorrow's World!

Dec 20, 2017

How will we care for, treat and use our minds over the coming decades? Watch BBC Tomorrow's World Live recorded at the Glasgow Science Centre. co presented by Cambridge Neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlow.

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STEM: time to ditch the acronym and focus on inspiring the next generation

Dec 20, 2017

Dr Hannah Critchlow recently attended Roche's GenerationeXt event 2017; an event that aims to inspire kids aged 16-18 about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Genetics study adds further evidence that education reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Dec 20, 2017

The theory that education protects against Alzheimer’s disease has been given further weight by new research from the lab of Hugh Markus.

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Eye contact with your baby helps synchronise your brainwaves

Dec 20, 2017

Making eye contact with an infant makes adults’ and babies’ brainwaves ‘get in sync’ with each other – which is likely to support communication and learning.

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Caffeine intake linked to impulsivity in problem gamblers

Dec 15, 2017

In a study published recently in Addictive Behaviours, Dr Samuel Chamberlain from Cambridge's Department of Psychiatry studied caffeine consumption and impulsivity in problem gamblers.

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Robin Franklin Wins Innovation Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research

Dec 14, 2017

Professor Robin Franklin to receive the 2017 Barancik Prize for pioneering work to restore function for people with progressive MS.

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Maltreated children use more grammatical negations

Dec 13, 2017

Maltreated children only differed from non-maltreated peers in their markedly increased use of grammatical negations during spontaneous speech. 

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Congratulations to Dr Karen Ersche on Jacob P Waltezky Award

Dec 1, 2017

Dr Karen Ersche receives Jacob P. Waltezky Award for research on cocaine addiction at the recent SfN meeting. 

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MQ funds five pioneering early-career scientists to take on mental illness

Nov 29, 2017

Congratulations to Petra Vértes from the Department of Psychiatry on being awarded one of the 2017 MQ fellowships. 

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Sheep are able to recognise human faces from photographs

Nov 8, 2017

The study is part a series of tests given to the sheep to monitor their cognitive abilities.

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Scientists identify mechanism that helps us inhibit unwanted thoughts

Nov 8, 2017

Scientists have identified a key chemical within the ‘memory’ region of the brain that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.

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Cambridge expert jointly leads international push to reduce global burden of traumatic brain injury

Nov 7, 2017

The authors of the Lancet Neurology Commission on TBI set out clinical and research priorities with 12 key messages and recommendations to reduce the global burden of TBI.

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"Giving up sugar was the worst thing I ever did"

Nov 1, 2017

Hisham Ziauddeen discusses sugar in our diets in an interview with Radhika Sanghani for the BBC.

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Professor Roger Carpenter ScD (1945-2017)

Oct 30, 2017

Professors John Mollon and Bill Harris reflect on the sad passing of Professor Roger Carpenter.

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Cambridge Neuroscience welcomes new clinical Co-Director

Oct 30, 2017

Professor Paul Fletcher will replace Professor Ed Bullmore as Clinical Co-Director of Cambridge Neuroscience.

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Review of a wonderful 'Neural Networks' #NNHD2017

Oct 30, 2017

The 6th biennial Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium attracted neuroscientists from within and well beyond Cambridge - all here for #NNHD2017.

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Award of Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professorship

Oct 31, 2017

Mr Adel Helmy, University Lecturer Neurosurgery (Department of Clinical Neurosciences), has been awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professorship 2017 for his work on Neuroinflammation following Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Brain surgery revolution

Oct 31, 2017

Film: Adel Helmy has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls. 

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Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 - report, pictures, evaluation and video

Jul 18, 2017

Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 took place from Friday to Sunday (June 23-25), and was a free public festival of brain science, filled with lectures, discussions and exhibits for visitors.

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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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Neuronal signal can turn astrocytes neuroprotective - implications for ALS

Oct 27, 2017

Research groups led by Dr Andras Lakatos at Cambridge and by Dr Rickie Patani at the UCL have discovered a new pathway by which astrocytes can be manipulated to induce the survival of motor neurones.

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Forthcoming BrainBox Initiative events & Opportunities

Oct 17, 2017

Brought to you by Rogue Resolutions, the BrainBox Initiative provides early career neuroscientists with opportunities to grow, develop and showcase their research.

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