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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

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The Department has an extensive teaching programme for medical, veterinary and science undergraduates. We offer excellent opportunities and facilities for training in research, leading to the degree of PhD, or MPhil in the Biological Sciences.

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Research in PDN is primarily in four major areas: Cellular and Systems Physiology, Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Neuroscience and Form and Function.

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Centre for Trophoblast Research

The aim of the centre is to alleviate suffering resulting from placentally-related complications of pregnancy that remain a major cause of maternal and infant mortality worldwide.

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Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre

The CAIC is a visionary initiative to promote multidisciplinary working across the University on the application of advanced imaging technology to biology.

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Fat fetuses: thyroid hormone deficiency before birth modifies adipose tissue development

Mar 05, 2020

New study by PDN and collaborators demonstrates that thyroid hormone deficiency before birth causes overgrowth of white adipose tissue

Study reveals novel aspects of the human metabolic response to hypoxia

Feb 27, 2020

In a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr Andrew Murray and Dr Katie O’Brien of PDN, along with an international team of collaborators, describe new aspects of the human metabolic response to low oxygen levels

Cancer prediction through artificial neural network algorithms

Feb 18, 2020

International team of researchers led by Paul Schofield developes a new algorithmic method capable of analyzing molecular data collected in studies and identifying genetic patterns associated to the development of cancer

New study by Ewa Paluch's lab makes cover of Developmental Cell

Feb 04, 2020

The researchers used proteomics to identify key factors controlling actin organisation in mitosis

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