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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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Potential therapeutic target for early-onset preeclampsia

Sep 17, 2019

Research by CTR in collaboration with Andrew Murray identified a protein response pathway during preeclampsia which could provide a new insight for potential therapeutic target of the disease

Margherita Turco receives ERC starting grant award

Sep 04, 2019

The CTR researchers is among 8 Cambridge recipients of European Union awards given to early-career researchers from over 50 countries

Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues

Aug 30, 2019

Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to manage blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of long term health problems, suggests new research carried out in mice by CTR

Bursting the Notch Bubble: New Insights into In Vivo Transcriptional Dynamics

Aug 19, 2019

Study from the Bray lab makes the cover of the journal Developmental Cell

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