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  Is disease risk conferred during childhood set in stone? Using genetics to understand how modifiable lifestyle changes can help prevent disease in later life
  Dr T Richardson
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The University of Bristol is offering a 3.5 year full time PhD in research around Population Health to start in 2019. This studentship is funded through GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
  Common severe childhood infections, innate inflammatory responses and cardiometabolic risk: The VASCular changes aFter INfectious Diseases (VASCFIND) study
  Prof D Burgner, Dr S Bekkering
Applications accepted all year round

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SUMMARY. Infection, the commonest reason for childhood hospital admission, is a major driver of inflammation and is associated with cardiometabolic risk and disease.
  Medication of childhood ADHD (MOCA): Adult outcomes and accounts after long-term treatment, MRC GW4 BioMed DTP, PhD in Medical Studies studentship
  Dr G Russell
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Ginny Russell, Institute of Health Services Research, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter. Prof Tamsin Ford, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter.
  Autonomic Regulation in Individuals with Childhood Maltreatment History
  Dr A Debowska, Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Childhood outcomes after early nutritional interventions
  Prof JE Harding, Dr C McKinlay, Dr JA Brown, Assoc Prof T Wouldes
Applications accepted all year round

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The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has a PhD project assessing childhood outcomes after early nutritional trials.
  Development of a treatment for drug-resistant childhood epilepsy caused by potassium channel dysfunction.
  Dr J D Lippiat, Dr S Clapcote, Dr S Muench
Applications accepted all year round

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Gain-of-function mutations in the human gene KCNT1, which encodes the KNa1.1 sodium-activated potassium channel, cause severe childhood epilepsy that cannot be controlled by current medication.
  What is the impact of atypical neurogenesis on brain activity, cognition and behaviour?
  Dr A McNeill, Dr M Freeth
Applications accepted all year round

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Neurogenesis is the process by which stem cells form brain cells. This process is disrupted by genetic mutations causing childhood neurological disorders which cause symptoms such as learning disability, behaviour problems and epilepsy.
  Development of prospective memory in early childhood
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Ruth Ford ([email protected]). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/about/psychology/our-staff/ruth-ford.
  (MRC DTP) Characterising chronic pain experiences in children and young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and chronic pain
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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The proposed PhD will investigate pain in children and young people with musculoskeletal conditions, including Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (or JIA).
  Developing and evaluating a self-help intervention for adverse and/or potentially traumatic life experiences for adolescents and young adults
  Dr F Varese, Dr S Bucci
Applications accepted all year round

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Exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) represent one of the most important factor influencing the risk of developing physical and mental health difficulties in adulthood.
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