Category Archives: Neuroscience

New book edited by Tara Mahfoud, Sam McLean and Nikolas Rose “Vital Models”: The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences

The use of models has been important to the historical and contemporary study of the human brain, yet very little study by social scientists and humanities scholars has been dedicated to how the brain sciences develop and use models to … Continue reading

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SSHM Annual Lecture May 11: “The Genetics of Mental Disorders: Exorcising Kraepelin’s Ghost”

We are delighted to announce that the SSHM annual lecture will be given by Professor Steve Hyman, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) When: Monday May 11, 2015  18.00 – 20.30 Where:  Old … Continue reading

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Next meetings BESJ Reading Group “The mismeasure of man”

Please note the following changes to the meetings of the BESJ Reading Group: We are rescheduling the BESJ Reading Group on Stephen Jay Gould‘s “The mismeasure of man” to Friday Janiary 30th, and to February 6th, at 430 pm (please note not 4 pm as previously … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Lemtrada for MS: Dr Lara Marks recounts the story of the drug in “The life story of a Biotechnology drug: Alemtuzumab”

On November 14 2014 the FDA announced the approval of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) as a treatment for patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) who have previously failed two other drugs. This decision marked the culmination of a long and … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: EANL Law & Neuroscience Winter School, Pavia, February 16-21, 2015

Where and when: University of Pavia, Italy, 16 to 21 February, 2015 The call for applications for the 2015 round of the EANL Law & Neuroscience Winter School is now open. The Winter School is organized and hosted at the University of … Continue reading

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