Functional MRI scan

Why are we so fat?

01 Apr 2007

For some people, the urge to eat is uncontrollable. Cambridge scientists have taken us a step closer to understanding the causes of obesity by studying a group of patients for whom overeating is an everyday event.

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Changing Luck for the Better

The psychology of gambling

01 Apr 2007

Gambling is a thriving form of entertainment in the UK, but may also become a form of addiction for some individuals. Just why do people gamble when ‘the house always wins’? Advances in brain imaging techniques are helping Cambridge scientists find out.

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BA Festival of Science arrives in Norwich

31 Aug 2006

The BA Festival of Science will take place in Norwich from 2 – 9 September, bringing together over 300 of the UK’s top scientists and engineers, including Cambridge academics, to discuss the latest developments in science with the public.

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Young Researcher awarded

24 May 2006

A young researcher working at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Brain Repair has been commended at the Houses of Parliament for his research on Parkinson’s disease.

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Scientists’ Alzheimer’s research wins medal

03 Apr 2006

A PhD student at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), Richard Page, has been hailed as one of the UK’s top young scientists after being awarded the 2006 Westminster Medal in conjunction with Dr Christopher Mee of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Functional Genetics Unit (FGU) in Oxford.

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