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  Using the fly kidney to develop new treatments for genetic kidney diseases
  Prof A Ong, Dr N Bulgakova
Applications accepted all year round

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Polycystic kidney disease is the most common hereditary cause of kidney failure in man. It comprises a spectrum of diseases of which Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is the most common form in adults and Nephronophthisis (NPHP) the most common form in children.
  A new Bioengineering Solution to Kidney Disease
  Prof S Ricardo
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The number of premature deaths due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) reflects the inadequacy of the currently available drugs and the growing epidemic worldwide.
  Genetic mechanisms of chronic kidney disease
  Prof M Tomaszewski, Prof A Woolf
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common complex disorders. The prevalence of CKD is on the rise in all populations around the globe and both the clinical and economic pressures of CKD on the healthcare systems increase exponentially.
  How does cytokine signalling cause kidney hyperplasia?
  Dr M Fragiadaki, Prof J Sayers
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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common genetic kidney disorder, with more than 12 million people are affected worldwide.
  Defining the role of thymosin-beta4 as a novel regulator of inflammation in kidney disease
  Dr E Vasilopoulou
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One of the leading causes of end-stage kidney disease is damage to the glomerulus, the part of the kidney where the blood is filtered to make urine.
  Establishing and validating different histology-based approaches to quantitatively assess efficacy of therapies in an animal model of ischaemia reperfusion injury (IRI)
  Dr L Ressel, Prof P Murray, Dr B Wilm
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Acute and chronic kidney disease in children is increasing but new therapies to help treat and prevent the progression of the disease are lacking.
  Soft Robotics for Medical Imaging and Robotic Surgery
  Dr A Stilli
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The UCL Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering is inviting applications for a studentship in the area of soft robotics for medical imaging and surgical robotics.
  Academic Endocrine Unit: investigating the molecular basis of endocrine and metabolic disorders that principally affect calcium and phosphate homeostasis.
  Prof R Thakker, Dr K Lines, Dr M Stevenson, Dr K Kooblall
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Other Potential Supervisors. Dr Asha Bayliss. The Academic Endocrine Unit investigates the molecular basis of endocrine and metabolic disorders that principally affect calcium and phosphate homeostasis.
  Improving Prediction of Endstage Renal Disease (ESRD) in Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)
  Dr R Major, Prof L Gray
Application Deadline: 26 May 2020

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive.
  Anaemia of Chronic Kidney Disease: An All-Wales primary and secondary care prevalence and incidence study
  Prof M Gumbleton
Applications accepted all year round

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Aim. The project will investigate the prevalence of ACKD in Wales across primary and secondary care. It will follow patients with CKD G3-5 to explore the association between ACKD and hospitalisation and mortality.
  Addressing methodological issues associated with using the Kidney Disease Quality of Life (KDQOL) tool in a trial of nocturnal dialysis to estimate effectiveness and cost effectiveness
  Prof L Gray, Prof N Cooper, Dr J Burton
Application Deadline: 26 May 2020

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive.
  Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) as a novel cancer biomarker and target for chemotherapy
  Research Group: Biomedical Research Group
  Dr P Coussons, Dr C Pike
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Biomedical Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/biomedical.
  Treatment of Diabetic Complications with Synthetic Pro-Resolving Lipids
  Dr E Brennan
Application Deadline: 22 June 2020

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Diabetes patients have an increased risk of developing microvascular complications including kidney, nerve and eye damage. Diabetes patients are also at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  Mechanisms of cilia biogenesis and signalling
  Dr B Tanos
Applications accepted all year round

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Cilia are sensory organelles that detect mechanical and chemical stimuli from the environment. They arise from centrioles and function as “antennae” that receive and integrate extracellular signals.
  Monitoring blood glucose levels with imaging photoplethysmography
  Dr J Alastruey, Dr P Lamata, Dr J Dennis, Dr M Nilchian
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This project is part of the joint King's College London - Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging.
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