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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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Developmental potential of aneuploid human embryos cultured beyond implantation

Aug 11, 2020

The first detailed analysis of post-implantation development of aneuploid human embryos have been published in Nature Communications by the Zernicka-Goetz lab

Origin and function of the yolk sac in primate embryogenesis

Aug 05, 2020

Why do human embryos need a yolk sac and how does it form? This Perspective on Nature Communications by Thorsten Boroviak and Connor Ross explores the development and function of the yolk sac in primate embryogenesis

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