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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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The world's highest lab is uncovering the secrets of extreme fitness

Mar 21, 2018

Andrew Murray, part of the Xtreme Everest project, was interviewed by Wired Magazine on the difficulties of testing Sherpas in high altitude, low oxygen environments

How does the brain’s spatial map change when we change the shape of the room?

Mar 09, 2018

Study published in Science by Juljia Kupric examines the role of “metric” cells in the GPS of the brain

Dr Matt Mason awarded 2018 Pilkington Prize

Mar 05, 2018

The Pilkington Prize award acknowledges excellence in teaching at the University of Cambridge

How the brain tidies up memories during sleep

Mar 01, 2018

Connections between brain cells are refined during sleep in a way that makes a memory stand out without interfering with previously stored memories, new study by Ole Paulsen's group shows

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