microRNAs as tools to regulate senescence of musculoskeletal cells during ageing
Dr K Whysall, Prof P Clegg
22 November 2019
As the ageing population continues to increase, it is important to address ageing-related health issues. There is currently no effective treatments for many common musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders, such as sarcopenia or osteoarthritis, which increase in prevalence during ageing.
Ameliorating ageing and age-related diseases by targeting senescent cells
Dr S Macip, Dr S Cowley
5 May 2019
Ageing is a process defined by the accumulation of old (senescent) cells in tissues. It has been shown that senescent cells interfere with the normal functions of organs and thus lead to the normal phenotypic changes associated with ageing as well as the establishment of age-related diseases.
Impact of normal and premature ageing on human macro- and microvasculature
Centre for Skin Sciences
Dr K Riches-Suman, Dr M J Thornton
Applications accepted all year round
The global population is growing, with the number of births consistently higher than the number of deaths. This is because people are living for longer, due at least in part to improved lifestyle and healthcare provision.
Reproductive ageing. Human Genetics, PhD Studentship (Funded)
Dr A Murray
19 May 2019
The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the QUEX Institute.