Neuroscience has transformed our understanding of the brain and promises treatments for devastating disorders that affect millions.

Charts map rapid growth and slow decline of brains

06 April 2022

An international team of researchers has created a series of brain charts spanning our entire lifespan – from a 15 week old fetus to 100 year old adult – that show how our brains expand rapidly in early life and slowly shrink as we age. 

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Review of the year

22 Dec 2005

2005 was a momentous year for the University of Cambridge. Here are some of the stories which kept us in the headlines.

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Colour blindness sometimes an advantage

14 Dec 2005

A study has found that some ’‘colour blind’ people can see a variety of colours as diverse as those seen with the normal eye.

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Budding writers get brainy

02 Dec 2005

Two postdoctoral researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute have been placed first and second in the Researcher’s Prize...

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Academic to give prestigious neuroscience lecture

10 Nov 2005

Professor Trevor Robbins FRS, Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge, has been chosen to give the...

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GEEMA summer school

17 Aug 2005

Ethnic minority teenagers from across the UK have been experiencing life as Cambridge undergraduates this week (14-19 August) on the annual GEEMA...

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Eight new Fellows of the Royal Society from Cambridge

14 Jun 2005

Five University staff, two members of Microsoft Research Cambridge and a member of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge are among the...

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Cambridge Computational Biology Institute

27 May 2005

The Cambridge Computational Biology Institute (CCBI) has been launched with a symposium this week, reflecting the strength and diversity of the...

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The future of imaging and healthcare on the Horizon

25 Oct 2004

Leading research and development in the area of medical imaging was the topic of Cambridge University’s latest Horizon event held at Churchill...

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Clinical School renews sponsorship agreement

08 Jul 2003

Leading pharmaceuticals company Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) have recently entered into a new educational sponsorship agreement to give a...

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Signs of life

27 Jun 2003

An inter-disciplinary team of researchers in the Cambridge Coma Study Group is developing new diagnostic techniques to assess patients who may be in...

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Annual Disability Lecture launched

21 May 2003

The University's first annual lecture on disability issues was delivered this week by Professor Usha Goswami, one of the country's leading cognitive...

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Understanding drug addiction

04 Nov 2002

A University of Cambridge Professor of Neuroscience is addressing the world’s largest and most influential gathering of neuroscientists today (Monday...

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