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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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Single brain region linked to depression and anxiety, heart disease and response to treatment

Oct 26, 2020

Marmoset study published in Nature Communications finds single brain region linking depression and anxiety, heart disease, and people’s sensitivity to treatment

How exercise can help fight cancer

Oct 21, 2020

Exercise reduces the growth of tumors and increases the effectivity of immune cells that fight cancer in mice, according to new study by the Johnson lab published in eLife

‘Happy ending effect’ can bias future decisions, say scientists

Oct 20, 2020

Study by Martin Vestergaard published in The Journal of Neuroscience reveals brain mechanisms underlying irrational decision-making

Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz receives NIH award

Oct 09, 2020

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech and Professor at the University of Cambridge, is a recipient of an NIH Director's Pioneer Award this year. The NIH Director's Pioneer Award,

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