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Restricted call: Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship 2021 Round 2 (internal deadline 26 May 2021)

Apr 19, 2021

The scheme covers all areas of natural sciences, including but not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

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Mental Health Awareness Week and The Staff Virtual Benefits and Wellbeing Roadshow

Apr 19, 2021

This year, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is Nature and the Environment and the Clinical School has organised a number of virtual events over a two week period.

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New genetic clues point to new treatments for small, often 'silent', strokes

Apr 19, 2021

Researchers have identified new genetic clues in people who have had small and often apparently 'silent' strokes that are difficult to treat and a major cause of vascular dementia.

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A step forward towards the development of treatments aimed at restoring mitochondrial function in inflammatory CNS diseases

Apr 19, 2021

Stefano Pluchino, Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti and their team have been working on how to reduce the persistent brain inflammation contributing to pathogenesis of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, including multiple sclerosis.

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CRUK Cambridge Centre Neuro-oncology Event 2021 - registration now live

Apr 16, 2021

Organised by the CRUK Cambridge Centre Neuro-oncology Programme, the conference agenda will run over two afternoons, structured around the four themes of the Programme.

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Congratulations to Professor Giovanna Mallucci

Apr 16, 2021

The Potamkin family, in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology(AAN) and American Brain Foundation (ABF), would like to congratulate Giovanna Mallucci, MD, PhD and Kenneth Kosik, MA, MD,  this year's recipients of The Potamkin Prize.

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BAS/BSCR at the BCS Annual Conference 2021 | Registration is open

Apr 16, 2021

This year the conference will be held as a virtual meeting with the majority of our Basic Science sessions preserved.

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Data for Science Residency: applications open

Apr 16, 2021

PhD students and postdocs across Cambridge have another chance to apply for a funded training course that is successfully equipping scientists with powerful tools to progress their research.

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Gene therapy technique shows potential for repairing damage caused by glaucoma and dementia

Apr 12, 2021

Scientists have shown in animal studies that gene therapy may help repair some of the damage caused in chronic neurodegenerative conditions such as glaucoma and dementia.

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Pandemic restrictions aggravating known triggers for self-harm and poor mental health among children and young people

Apr 1, 2021

Experts have issued a stark warning about the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young people.

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FENS2022: Call for Symposia proposals and technical workshops

Apr 1, 2021

The call is now open for Symposia and Technical Workshop proposals for FENS2022 - Deadline is 20 May 2021.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Seminar Series Returns

Feb 11, 2021

The seminars planned for Lent and Easter 2021 are intended to provide an additional forum for a more detailed discussion of the new emerging themes of Cambridge Neuroscience.

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Cambridge only - PE network events and Engaged Researcher training

Apr 1, 2021

Forthcoming Public Engagement network meetings training sessions for the Engaged Researcher for members of the University of Cambridge.

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The 2021 Cambridge Imaging Festival (CIF) - 25-26 May 2021

Dec 17, 2020

The 2021 (3rd) Cambridge Imaging Festival (CIF) will take place on virtually on Tuesday 25th – Wednesday 26th May, 2021, 09:20-15:00.

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Autism rates have increased and show differences in ethnic minorities and links to social disadvantage

Apr 1, 2021

Around one in 57 (1.76%) children in the UK is on the autistic spectrum, significantly higher than previously reported, according to a study of more than seven million children.

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Pre-announcement: Restricted call – Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarships (indicative internal deadline: mid-March 2021)

Feb 5, 2021

The Scholarships aim to support the most promising research scientists who are asking challenging questions that will contribute to advances in mental health research.

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UZH-Award for Research in Brain Diseases for PhD students

Mar 31, 2021

The UZH-Award for Research in Brain Diseases, a yearly prize (10,000 Swiss Francs) for PhD students for their outstanding contributions to non-clinical basic research related to brain disorders.

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The GC Grindley Fund is now open for applications

Mar 31, 2021

The Grindley Fund provides funds to final year PHD students undertaking research in the field of behaviour and its relation to mental processes and underlying physiological mechanisms.

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MRC neurosciences and mental health research grant: Sep 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Funding is available from MRC’s Neurosciences and Mental Health Board to support focused research projects on neurosciences and mental health.

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L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Rising Talents - Call for applications open!

Mar 31, 2021

The L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Rising Talent Programme will offer five £15,000 awards for outstanding female early-career scientists. The deadline is 31 May 2021.

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Wellcome Funding: Research Enrichment – Diversity and Inclusion

Mar 31, 2021

This funding enables Wellcome grant holders to identify and tackle barriers to diversity and inclusion. The deadline is 7 July 2021.

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The Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition 2021

Mar 23, 2021

In 2020 the competition was renamed to honour the life and career of the late Chris Abell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Professor of Biological Chemistry. This year's competition will be open for entry from Wednesday 28th April.

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WT Developing Concept Fund

Mar 5, 2021

The Developing Concept Fund is intended to pump-prime the translation of novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, including repurposing of existing therapies towards a clinical end.

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Milner Seminar Series Online

Feb 18, 2021

Monthly online talks from academics and industry scientists, highlighting advances in disease understanding and therapeutic approaches.

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How the pandemic may damage children’s social intelligence

Feb 12, 2021

How will the lost opportunities for social learning affect children’s development – and what can we do about it?

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Congratulations to Professor Robin Franklin!

Feb 12, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Robin Franklin on being jointly awarded the King Faisal Prize for Medicine in 2021. 

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Brief sensory deprivation triggers cell type-specific structural and functional plasticity in olfactory bulb neurons

Feb 12, 2021

The authors investigated how a short-lived loss of smell (akin to a mild cold) induces functional and structural plasticity in a specific sub-population of dopaminergic interneurons in the mouse olfactory bulb.

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DIGITAL SUPPORT How digital providers came to the fore to support global mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Feb 11, 2021

Research published today shows how digital providers are coming together to support the mental health needs of millions of users unable to access traditional services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Function identified of ‘mystery protein’ that kills healthy brain cells of people with Parkinson’s

Feb 11, 2021

A study published in Nature Communications presents new evidence about what a key protein called alpha-synuclein actually does in neurons in the brain.

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Statement regarding University of Leicester proposed redundancies in the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour

Feb 5, 2021

We stand with and support our neuroscience colleagues at Leicester University and have signed the following open letter as a show of our support and invite you to do the same if you are in agreement.

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College Research Associates - St John's College

Feb 5, 2021

St John’s College intends to appoint up to six College Research Associates from September 2021.

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Cambridge Neuroscience endorse ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

Jan 13, 2021

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted and proud to announce we have endorsed the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion launched on 12th January 2021.

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COVID-19 & Mental Well-being (15-min-Follow-up)

Jan 12, 2021

Please take 15 minutes to partake in this Mental Well-being follow up survey. 

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Six ways to ‘reboot your brain’ after a hard year of COVID-19 – according to science

Jan 12, 2021

Colleagues from the Department of Psychiatry share six evidenced-based ways to change our brains for the better. 

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Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

Jan 12, 2021

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures.

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Jan 12, 2021

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings.

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Cambridge Neuroscience academics recognised in 2021 New Year Honours

Jan 12, 2021

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate Professors Simon Baron-Cohen and Usha Goswami on being recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours. 

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Restricted Call: Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Award 2021 (Internal deadline: 10 February 2021)

Dec 18, 2020

The aim of the interdisciplinary award is to foster innovative research that is at the interface between disciplines, stimulating new research collaborations that will result in breakthroughs with real potential to improve human health.

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Why it takes guts to protect the brain against infection

Dec 17, 2020

A study in mice, confirmed in human samples, has shown that the brain has a surprising ally in its protection: the gut.

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Researchers show how to target a 'shape-shifting' protein in Alzheimer’s disease

Dec 17, 2020

A new study suggests that it is possible to design drugs that can target a type of shape-shifting protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, which was previously thought to be undruggable.

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Rhythm and bleughs: how changes in our stomach’s rhythms steer us away from disgusting sights

Dec 17, 2020

The phrase ‘makes my stomach turn’ takes on a new meaning today as researchers at the University of Cambridge reveal that changes in the rhythm of our stomachs prompt us to look away from disgusting images.

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Age and pre-existing conditions increase risk of stroke among COVID-19 patients

Dec 17, 2020

Fourteen out of every 1,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital experience a stroke, a rate that is even higher in older patients and those with severe infection and pre-existing vascular conditions.

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Driving force behind cellular ‘protein factories’ could have implications for neurodegenerative disease

Dec 17, 2020

Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.

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Common drug for build-up of blood following head injury worse than placebo, study finds

Dec 17, 2020

A commonly-used treatment for chronic subdural haematoma could lead to a worse outcome than receiving no medication, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

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Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Dec 17, 2020

Apathy – a lack of interest or motivation – could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a ‘window of opportunity’ to treat the disease at an early stage.

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Gene therapy injection in one eye surprises scientists by improving vision in both

Dec 17, 2020

Injecting a gene therapy vector into one eye of someone suffering from LHON, the most common cause of mitochondrial blindness, significantly improves vision in both eyes, scientists have found.

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Last Call for Early Bird Registration. Advanced Courses in Venice

Dec 9, 2020

In a proven, unique format you will be exposed to a high-impact learning experience, these advanced courses take you outside the comfort zone of your own technical expertise, and will empower you with new analytical and strategic skills across areas of neuroscience.

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Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University, Singaport establish new Research Centre to suport lifelong learning

Oct 22, 2020

The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation.

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