Cambridge researchers are studying what makes a brain efficient and how that affects behaviour in insects.
How does the brain make connections, and how does it maintain them? Cambridge neuroscientists and mathematicians are using a variety of techniques to understand how the brain ‘wires up’, and what it might be able to tell us about degeneration in later life.
PDN researcher Dr Erica Watson has been awarded the Lister Institute Research Prize for her promising work in transgenerational epigenetic effects of folate metabolism.
Roy D. Patterson, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, has been named recipient of the Acoustical Society of America’s Silver Medal in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics.
The journey from a single fertilised egg cell through to a baby delivered crying into the arms of its mother is one of the most beautiful and complex processes to occur in nature. We are only just beginning to understand the very earliest stages of life – when we are nothing more than a cluster of cells.
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’, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Three research members of Professor Dino Giussani's group have recently been awarded prizes for their work.