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  Disability and employment: Investigating the ways in which workplaces might be changed in order that people with disabilities can keep their jobs
  Research Group: Centre for Decent Work
  Prof P Dibben
Applications accepted all year round

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People with disabilities are less likely to be in work than those without disabilities. This is the case in many countries across the world.
  (MRC DTP) A single cell genomics approach to predicting treatment response in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  Prof W Thomson, Dr S Smith, Mr P Martin, Prof A Morris
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a group of chronic arthropathies of unknown cause affecting children under 16yrs, and is the most common childhood inflammatory rheumatic diagnosis, affecting 1 in 1,000 UK children.
  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.
  PhD Student (f/m/d) - in the field of plant nutrition and physiology
  Ms S Dreßler
Application Deadline: 29 October 2019

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The Molecular Plant Nutrition research group investigates the transport and metabolism of mineral nutrients, their impact on phytohormonal regulation as well as their role in physiological and morphological adaptations of plants to stress or to agricultural production conditions.
  (MRC DTP) Characterisation of longitudinal peripheral immune cellular changes in post-stroke cognitive decline
  Prof C Smith, Dr J Grainger, Prof S Allan
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Stroke is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. In stroke survivors one of the most distressing complications is post-stroke cognitive decline (PSCD), which occurs in up to a third of individuals within five years and impacts significantly on quality of life.
  (MRC DTP) Mesenchymal stem cells preconditioning as therapeutic tool to promote recovery from stroke
  Dr E Pinteaux, Prof S Allan
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide but with limited therapies, thus new therapeutic strategies are urgently needed.
  (MRC DTP) Methodology to develop prognostic models for symptom exacerbation in early psychosis through digital interventions
  Dr S Bucci, Dr G P Martin, Dr M Sperrin
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Psychosis is a severe mental health problem characterised by unusual experiences such as hallucinations and persecutory beliefs; it is a major cause of distress, disability and personal and societal burden.
  (MRC DTP) Prediction of non-response to anti-TNF therapy using demographic, clinical, drug levels and pharmacogenetics
  Dr James Bluett, Prof A Barton, Prof A Morris
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis, associated with the chronic skin condition psoriasis, which causes joint inflammation and erosion of joints leading to disability.
  (MRC DTP) The role of eye movements in memory processing in Neurofibromatosis type 1
  Dr D Montaldi, Dr S Garg, Dr A Kafkas, Dr E Burkitt-Wright
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Neurofibromatosis type 1(NF1) is a common single gene autosomal dominant genetic disorder affecting 1 in 2500 people. Around 80% children with NF1 are affected by cognitive impairments and approximately 50% are affected by neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  (MRC DTP) Understanding the mechanism and finding treatment of neurodevelopmental disorder caused by KMT2C mutations
  Dr S Banka, Prof S J Kimber
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. We recently identified a novel human syndrome caused by mutations in a gene called KMT2C1. Patients with this condition predominantly have developmental delay and intellectual disability indicating the important function of this gene in brain’s normal development and function.
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