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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-cell reconstruction of the early maternal–fetal interface in humans

Nov 15, 2018

Transcriptomes of about 70,000 single cells from first-trimester deciduas and placentas reveal subsets of perivascular, stromal and natural killer cells in the decidua, according to new research by CTR published on Nature

New mechanisms of action for platelet inhibition identified

Nov 15, 2018

Study by Gavin Jarvis on citalopram-induced platelet inhibition reports evidence for two novel and putative mechanisms of inhibition

Predatory flies use "homing missile" system to intercept preys mid-air

Oct 17, 2018

New study by Gonzalez-Bellido lab published on the Journal of the Royal Society Interface sheds light on the underlying system behind predation and navigation in insects

Sequential formation and resolution of multiple rosettes drive embryo remodelling after implantation

Oct 15, 2018

New study by Magda Zernicka-Goetz's lab on Nature Cell Biology examines the mechanisms of cavity formation during development for the correct formation of the embryo

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