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  The impact of male partners on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and continuation: An investigation of new and expectant fathers in the UK
  Dr E Doe
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Applications are invited for a PhD research student on a project assessing the role male partners play in the initiation, exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding, with the ultimate aim of intervention design.
  Control of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) helps prevent asthma attacks – testing the feasibility of a patient-focussed mobile (M-) health intervention
  Prof J Schwarze, Prof A Sheikh
Application Deadline: 7 June 2019

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Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a frequent co-morbidity of asthma in children, young people and adults, which has been associated with poor asthma control and increased risk of asthma attacks.
  School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

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The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at Kent is one of the leading and largest research centres for social science in the UK and Europe.
  Motivating parents and children with asthma triggered by environmental triggers will improve asthma outcomes
  Dr L Milnes
Application Deadline: 7 June 2019

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Continued exposure to environmental triggers and asthma attacks in children and young people (CYP) remains a clinical challenge.
  A proteomic study of serum from children with neurofibromatosis type 1 autism
  Prof J Green, Dr S Garg, Dr R Unwin
Applications accepted all year round

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Proteomic approaches using mass spectrometric analysis have proved a valuable tool in understanding the molecular pathogenesis of complex disorders such as schizophrenia and ASD.
  Identifying the role of glycosaminoglycans and microglia in early pathology of mucopolysaccharide diseases
  Dr B BIgger, Dr R Holley, Prof S Flitsch
Applications accepted all year round

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Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are inherited metabolic disorders caused by the deficiency of specific lysosomal enzymes required for the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) where each MPS type lacks a specific enzyme resulting in the build-up of GAGs in all cells of the body.
  Impact of maternal intermittent fasting on cognitive development
  Dr N Ashton, Prof J Neill
Applications accepted all year round

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Many pregnant Muslim women take part in the daily fast during the month of Ramadan, even though they are exempt. The long term effects on the child are not fully known; however an association between exposure to fasting in utero and an increased incidence of mental impairment in children has been shown.
  Harnessing stem cells to develop regenerative therapies for childhood heart disease.
  Dr E Porrello, Dr D Elliott
Applications accepted all year round

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LABORATORY OVERVIEW. The Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory is seeking highly motivated PhD students to work on a project related to understanding the underlying causes of congenital heart disease and developing novel regenerative therapies.
  Clinical Genetics: De Novo Mutations, Selfish Selection, Mosaicism and Human Disease - developing methods for identification of new genes/molecular pathways subject to selfish selection within the human testis
  Prof A Goriely, Prof A Wilkie
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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De novo mutations (DNMs) are a significant contributor to human disease, affecting ~1:300 new births. We study the mechanisms by which these spontaneous mutations arise in the first instance, concentrating on the tissue where most of them originate, the human testis.
  Son preference and sex selection: Diffusion processes and re-evaluation of policies in India.
  Dr S Dubuc
Applications accepted all year round

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Amartya Sen’s seminal article ‘More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing’ in 1990, brought the topic of sex-selection against females to global attention and inspired academic work in the field1.
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