The OCD Brain: how animal research helps us understand a devastating condition

28 Mar 2017

OCD can be a devastating condition: therapy and medication often doesn’t work, leaving many people unable to hold down a job or a relationship – or even to leave their house. In our series of films, science writer David Adam looks at how research at Cambridge using animals helps us understand what is happening in the brain – and may lead to better treatments.

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A-Level students pick Cambridge brains

01 Jun 2015

Is drug addiction hereditary? Why do emotions dominate our earliest memories? Are robots a threat to humanity? These were just some of the thorny questions posed by A-Level students to Cambridge neuroscientists at a recent outreach event organised with the David Ross Educational Trust.

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Professor Trevor Robbins awarded prize for research on higher brain functions

10 Mar 2014

Professor Trevor Robbins is one of three European scientists to share the world’s largest prize for brain research. The Brain Prize - Denmark's one million euros brain research prize – has been awarded to the three scientists for their pioneering research on higher brain functions. The prize winners Stanislas Dehaene, Giacomo Rizzolatti and Professor Robbins, were announced today (Monday, 10 March 2014) in Copenhagen by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize Foundation.

 

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CANTABmobile report of cognitive function

Fast-tracking dementia diagnosis

09 Nov 2012

The amount of time it takes to diagnose dementia could be reduced from the current 18 months to just three months, thanks in part to technology originally developed at the University of Cambridge.

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