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  DPhil Project: Maternal health, offspring growth and risk of fracture: A population-based investigation in 700,000 individuals
  Prof D Prieto-Alhambra, Dr V Strauss, Prof N Harvey, Assoc Prof K Javaid
Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
NDORMS 2019/2. Fractures (broken bones) constitute an enormous burden to health both in childhood and adulthood.
  Investigation of long-term sensory neuronal degeneration and pain in adult childhood cancer survivors
  Dr RP Hulse
Applications accepted all year round
Advances in childhood cancer research has led to increased understanding and early diagnosis of cancer, has led to a significant increase in childhood cancer survivorship.
  Exploring the relative costs and benefits of commonly prescribed emollients for the treatment of childhood eczema in primary care
  Dr M Ridd, Dr s Noble
Applications accepted all year round
Rationale. Atopic eczema/dermatitis is a common long-term condition in children. It is characterised by dry and itchy skin, and it can have a significant impact on the quality of a child’s life and their family.
  The association between childhood language development and adolescent psychotic experiences in a general population sample
  Dr S Sullivan, Prof J Bowers, Prof R Varley
Application Deadline: 27 June 2019
Sylvia and Christine Wastall Mental Health Research UK 3/4-Year PhD Studentship in Mental Health.
  The effects of short chain fatty acids on pre-adipocyte differentiation and depot specific adipocyte lipogenesis and insulin sensitivity in childhood.
  Prof J Shield, Dr C Perks
Applications accepted all year round
The influence of dietary fibre in weight maintenance is well established and is likely mediated through the microbiome with increased production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs – e.g.
  Optimisation of co-registered functional near-infrared spectroscopy and electroencephalogram measurement of early childhood neurocognitive development
  Dr G Scerif, Dr K Holmboe
Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
Gowerlabs Ltd, London. Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a relatively new optical imaging technique that enables non-invasive assessment of functional brain activation outside a scanner environment.
  Autonomic Regulation in Individuals with Childhood Maltreatment History
  Dr A Debowska
Applications accepted all year round
The adverse effects of child maltreatment on mental and physical health are well documented in the literature. Although direct pathways via physiological mechanisms have been proposed for this association, research using biomarkers elucidating autonomic regulation in childhood maltreatment survivors is rare.
  Novel methods for modelling lifecourse diet from preconception to childhood in the Southampton Women’s Survey
  Dr S Crozier
Application Deadline: 7 January 2019
Lead Institute / Faculty. MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit. Main Supervisor. Sarah Crozier. Other members of the supervisory team.
  Resilience in adolescence following childhood maltreatment: From definition to neuroimaging markers
  Dr S De Brito, Dr P Tino
Application Deadline: 6 January 2019
Adolescents who have experienced childhood maltreatment (CM), as compared to those who have not, are at an increased risk of mental health disorders in adolescence and young adulthood.
  Development of an invertebrate model of alternating hemiplegia of childhood
  Research Group: School of Biomedical Sciences
  Dr S Clapcote, Dr A Bretman, Prof R E Isaac, Dr D I Lewis
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Heterozygous mutations in ATP1A3, encoding the Na+,K+-ATPase (NKA) alpha3 subunit, are identified as the cause of a phenotypic continuum of ATP1A3-related…
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