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  Third-age Social Entrepreneurship for Personal Wellbeing
  Research Group: Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED)
  Dr A Drencheva
Applications accepted all year round

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Population ageing is a Grand Societal Challenge that has an impact on labour markets, productivity, health, and wellbeing for older individuals and society at large.
  (MRC DTP) Delineating the mechanisms underpinning placental dysfunction in advanced maternal age
  Dr A Heazell, Dr M Dilworth, Dr M Desforges, Dr S Greenwood
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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In the UK, 20% of all births occur to women over the age of 35 (defined as advanced maternal age, AMA) whilst 4% of pregnant women are over the age of 40.
  Do Altered host-microbial interactions promote oral inflammation during ageing?
  Dr J Konkel, Prof A McBain
Applications accepted all year round

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As we age, the systems of our bodies become less able to function; rendering people increasingly infirm. Ageing affects our immune system, impeding our ability to both fight infection and maintain tolerance.
  BBSRC Case Award PhD in Epidemiology/ Health Research: understanding the determinants of age-related changes in the health of older people
  Dr S Ramsay
Application Deadline: 20 October 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. February 2020. Funding covers a four-year PhD, including a placement with GSK. Overview.
  Unlocking Western Tropical Indian Ocean temperature and hydroclimate back to the Little Ice Age and the Holocene, reconstructed from coral geochemistry
  Prof J Zinke
Application Deadline: 21 November 2019

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Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures (SST) play an important role in determining the location of precipitation over the tropics and the Indian Monsoon regions.
  Role of telomere attrition in cardiometabolic disease risk
  Dr J Buxton, Dr N Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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Common conditions such as Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and coronary artery disease (CAD) are complex disorders caused by a myriad of interacting genetic and lifestyle factors.
  Determining brain glycosylation in ageing and Alzheimer’s disease
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr R Williamson, Dr C Sutton
Applications accepted all year round

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Increasing age is associated with lower levels of cognitive performance; concomitant with this is a decrease in brain glucose metabolism.
  The role of integrins in muscle stem cell function (MAYERU20DTP)
  Prof U Mayer, Prof A E Munsterberg
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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PhD Type

Men and women lose 50% of their skeletal muscle mass in later life through a process called age-related sarcopenia, characterised by a combined loss of muscle mass, endurance and strength.
  Targeting ageing: Genes and compounds with pro-longevity, health-preserving effects
  Dr JP de Magalhaes
Applications accepted all year round

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Ageing is arguably the major biomedical challenge of the 21st century. In model organisms, the process of ageing can be manipulated by both genetic manipulations and dietary interventions.
  Using novel technologies to improve visual performance in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  Dr S Jeon, Dr L Sweeney, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19029. The prevalence of age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is increasing in the UK; leading to large numbers of older people having difficulty with tasks such as reading and recognising faces.
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