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.
From the way we learn, to how our memories are made and stored, the workings of our brains depend on connections forged between billions of neurons, yet much about how our nervous system develops remains a mystery.
A group of researchers from the UK have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print cells taken from the eye for the very first time.
Towards the end of their training, student doctors have the chance to spend an elective spell working overseas, often in developing countries. Cambridge University medics, Daniel Jackson and Mohammad Razai spent two months in Botswana working in the eye clinics of government hospitals.
Technology developed at the University of Cambridge to detect peripheral visual field loss in young children will enable the earlier detection of brain tumours, potentially saving sight and lives.