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  Using the immune system to cure traumatic brain injury
  Dr A Liston
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability. Around 20% of traumatic brain injury cases are fatal, with survival leading to the number one cause of life-long disability.
  Targeting inflammation to prevent brain swelling following paediatric head injury
  Dr F Corrigan
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited to undertake a PhD/Higher Degree by Research (HDR) to investigate how the inflammatory response to a traumatic brain injury differs in the paediatric population compared to adults.
  The New Iron Age: Investigating the impact of Brain Iron on Neurodegeneration.
  Dr G Waiter, Dr C McNeil
Application Deadline: 30 October 2019

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This project will investigate the role of iron in brain ageing and provide insight into its influence on neurodegeneration and cognitive decline.
  Understanding the effects of brain disease on what functional brain imaging signals are telling us about neuronal activity
  Dr C Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Functional brain imaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have already revolutionized how we can study the processes and functioning of the healthy human brain and are making an increasing impact on our understanding on what goes wrong in disease of the brain.
  The connectomics of Alzheimer’s risk: characterising brain temporal network dynamics in young adults at increased genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease
  Research Group: Cognitive Neuroscience
  Dr J Zhang
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Using advanced imaging and novel mathematical approaches, you will identify spatio-temporal brain networks that show altered dynamics in adults with genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
  (MRC DTP) The role of the brain glymphatic system in recovery from cerebral malaria
  Dr K Couper, Dr D Brough, Dr M Fergie
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Cerebral malaria is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection that affects 2 -3 million people, resulting in approximately 300,000 deaths, each year.
  (MRC DTP) Investigating the role of neuroinflammation and cholesterol metabolism in the progression of brain injury following intracerebral haemorrhage
  Dr P Kasher, Dr D Brough, Prof S Allan, Dr A Parry-Jones
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a type of stroke caused by spontaneous bleeding within the brain.
  GW4 BioMed MRC DTP PhD studentship: Brain ageing in schizophrenia and as a marker of mental and physical well-being
  Dr E Walton
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the ‘GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership’ which is offering up to 18 studentships for entry in September 2020.
  Regulation of food preference and reward by the brain. PhD in Medical School (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Dr K Ellacott
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Kate Ellacott, Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Medical School, University of Exeter. Prof Anthony Pickering, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Bristol.
  11 PhD Positions on "Adipocyte-Brain Crosstalk" in Obesity/Neuroscience/Metabolism Research at University of Lübeck, Germany

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The DFG-funded Graduiertenkolleg 1957 studies the effects of adipose tissue hormones on CNS function and, in turn, the control of adipose tissue physiology by the brain.
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