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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

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Teaching

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

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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‘Sleeping’ stem cells could aid regenerative medicine for brain repair

Apr 09, 2018

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust/ Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, have identified a new type of stem cell in the brain which they say has a high potential for repair following brain injury or disease.

New studies describe role of glutamate receptor ion channels in cancer progression

Apr 05, 2018

Two studies published in Open Biology and Cancer Cell, co-authored by Hugh Robinson, have shed new light on how glutamate receptor ion channels are involved in cancer progression

Study shows how muscles regulate their oxygen consumption

Apr 04, 2018

A new study by Randall Johnson published in Cell Metabolism shows that an enzyme called FIH determines how muscles consume oxygen. Without the enzyme, the need for oxygen increases during physical exercise. The finding is of potential significance to elite athletes, who have been found to have higher levels of FIH in their muscles than others.

Azim Surani to receive coveted Canada Gairdner International Award for discovery of genomic imprinting

Mar 29, 2018

Azim Surani of the Gurdon Institute and Davor Solter of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics will receive Canada's top research award from the Gairdner Foundation in recognition of their work establishing the field of epigenetics with the discovery of genomic imprinting

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