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  Development and validation of an observational measure of children’s conversational skills: application to children who have Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder or High-functioning autism spectrum disorder
  Dr C Adams, Dr J Freed
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Social communication impairments in school-aged children are a fundamental feature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and are prominent in a type of language disorder called Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD).
  A network approach to bipolar disorder: developing a network analysis of the relationship between depression and mania
  Prof R Bentall
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Project description. Abstract. Bipolar disorder is a severe but complex condition, which may not be entirely separate from the other psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia (Tamminga et al., 2014).
  How do prenatal steroids elevate autism risk?
  Dr N Vasudevan
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"Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a devastating disorder that affects 1% of the population and is the most costly condition in the UK.
  Compulsion and the self in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Dr S Morein-Zamir, Dr E Kaminskiy
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Research Group. Centre for Mind and Behaviour https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/aru-centre-for-mind-and-behaviour.
  Developing a Practice Research Network (PRN) for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) concerning the treatment of Personality Disorder
  Dr S Kellett
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Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) is a brief integrative psychotherapy developed for use in the public sector. CAT is practised around the world and is used primarily to treat complex mental health disorders in Secondary Care settings.
  Sensory processing in Autism Spectrum Conditions and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  Dr P Overton, Dr T Stafford
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Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are prevalent. neurodevelopmental conditions.
  Dynamic cell fate decisions: linking mechanical signals and protein expression dynamics in the developing eye to understand human developmental disorders
  Dr Cerys Manning, Prof N Papalopulu
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Inherited developmental disorders account for much of childhood visual impairment. Development of the eye requires cell fate decisions that balance stem cell proliferation and differentiation.
  Exploring the functional and pathological relevance of DJ-1 phosphorylation
  Prof F Giorgini
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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DJ-1 is a small conserved protein of 189 residues which is ubiquitously expressed and primarily localized to the cytoplasm, but also found in the nucleus and associated with mitochondria.
  Understanding the neural basis of ADHD
  Dr P Overton
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder, however the neural changes that underlie the disorder are poorly understood.
  Exploring the different ‘types’ of hoarding (Ref: SF20/PSY/NEAVE1)
  Prof N Neave
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Hoarding Disorder (HD) is when a person accumulates items to such an extent that their living conditions become extremely cluttered.
  Mechanisms of fever-induced epilepsy and related cognitive impairment
  Dr G Brennan, Prof D Henshall
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Temporal-lobe epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disorder characterized by spontaneous recurrent seizures. Fever-induced seizures (febrile seizures) are the most common type of seizure in young children and are generally harmless.
  Control-Based Exploration of Disordered Systems
  Dr A Thompson, Prof A Juel
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020

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We study the propagation of an air bubble through a confined fluid-filled channel (a Hele-Shaw cell) -- a prototypical nonlinear system exhibiting an abrupt transition to disorder and amenable to both controlled experiments and numerical simulations using a simplified model.
  Re-purposing established drugs for the resolution of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr T Nasim
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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating cardiovascular disorder which, if left untreated, leads to heart failure and death.
  Therapeutic resolution of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) by natural products
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr T Nasim, Prof C Wright
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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating cardiovascular disorder which, if left untreated, leads to heart failure and death.
  Mental health and cognitive impacts of cannabis use across the life course. PhD Psychology, PhD Studentship (Funded by QUEX)
  Prof C Morgan
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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