Positron emission tomography

What do drugs do to the brain?

17 Mar 2011

Drug abuse is probably linked to an in-built tendency to act without thinking, as shown by studies of siblings of chronic stimulant users, a leading neuroscientist will claim this week.

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Queensland Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Tryoni

Alzheimer’s: working with Drosophila

04 Jan 2011

There are over 15 million people suffering from Alzheimer's disease globally and the current cost to the economy represents at least one per cent of gross national product.

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Children's building blocks

Amniocentesis: a key to identify autism in the womb?

04 Jan 2011

Cambridge researchers are pioneering a new test for autism in the womb, by measuring the levels of testosterone produced by the foetus, which makes its way into the amniotic fluid. They hope to test if children who later develop autism have unusually high levels of testosterone between 12 and 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Sunlight and Shadow

Looking into the brain

04 Jan 2011

The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre is a unique venture that brings together scientists and doctors from Cambridge University and Cambridge’s Addenbrookes Hospital for the development of new treatments for patients with brain disorders.

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The swing

A move towards understanding

04 Jan 2011

Professor Daniel Wolpert at Cambridge’s Department of Engineering has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Programme Grant to study the computations the brain performs when controlling our movements.

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