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  An investigation of psychological and clinical factors associated with the development of chronic or persistent pain in children and young people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory arthritis presenting in children and young people. Pain is one of the main features of JIA and it is often described as one of the most burdensome yet invisible symptoms of this long-term condition.
  Early Life Adversity In Pain and Depression (E-PaiD): Linking structural and functional neuroimaging to healthcare data to explore early life adversity on chronic pain, depression and analgesic use.
  Prof L Colvin, Prof D Steele
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Background. Chronic pain and depression are major clinical challenges accounting globally for four of the top seven causes of years-lived-with disability.
  Pain responses in athletic populations (Ref: SF20/SER/THORNTON)
  Dr C Thornton
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Athletes are able to tolerate more pain than non-athletes. Furthermore, those who are routinely exposed to pain during sport (e.g.
  Spinal cord neuronal dysfunction in diabetic neuropathic pain
  Dr RP Hulse
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Neuropathic pain is a common diabetic complication, with as many as 50% of patients suffering from sensory complications (burning pain, pins and needles).
  Investigating the neural circuitry involved in the negative affective-motivational component of pain
  Dr RP Hulse, Dr C Tinsley, Dr LH Hickey
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The international association of pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that is associated with actual or potential tissue damage”.
  Developing and evaluating a primary care navigation intervention for children and young people who have dental pain
  Dr V Muirhead
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Background. A significant proportion of children still suffer from dental problems that cause acute pain despite massive improvements in children’s oral health in the UK [1].
  The impact of pain on the aging nervous system
  Dr G Hathway
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The way in which pain is detected and processed changes significantly over the life-course.
  Determinants associated with physical activity levels in chronic neuropathic pain
  Mr T Chee-Wee, Mr P Cameron, Dr P Dall
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Ref. SHLS20035 Tan. People with chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) experience poor quality of life, health and physical function outcomes.
  Identification of novel combinations of analgesic drugs for an efficient and safe pain relief.
  Dr M Nassar
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Pain is an important warning system to guard against tissue damage. Pathological pain, however, has no warning value and has huge economical, social and personal costs on society.
  TARGETING MITOPHAGY TO REDUCE CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED PAIN
  Dr M Maiaru
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"Background. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is the most commonly reported side effect of chemotherapeutic drugs, affecting quality of life in many cancer patients.
  Live imaging of neural circuits mediating pain
  Dr A Nikolaev, Dr E Seward
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The aim of this project is to characterize the neuronal circuitry involved in pain signaling in genetically modified zebrafish expressing fluorescent reporters of activity.
  Development of interventions combining exercise, patient education and pain management on free-living physical activity and quality of life in individuals with intermittent claudication.
  Research Group: Ageing Well
  Dr C Seenan, Dr U Abaraogu, Dr P Dall
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Ref. SHLS20036 Seenan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common vascular disease which is characterised by pain and exercise intolerance, termed Intermittent Claudication (IC), due to reduction in blood flow to skeletal muscles in the lower limbs.
  Molecular Mechanisms of Receptor and Ion Channel Regulation in Pain and Inflammation
  Dr G Cottrell, Dr D Widera, Dr S Amadesi, Dr A McNeish
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"Receptors and ion channels are responsible for the transmission of signals across cellular membranes that regulate a plethora of biological and cellular functions.
  The Development of a Tailored Mindfulness Intervention for Spinal Cord Injury
  Dr K Finlay, Dr M Tilley
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD research student to work on the development of a tailored mindfulness intervention for Spinal Cord Injury.
  The correlation between, subepidermal moisture measurement, epidermal hydration, temperature, pain, ultrasound and the pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-1α and Total protein in the early detection of pressure ulcers
  Prof Z Moore, Dr D Patton
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Pressure ulcers (PU), are localised areas of tissue damage arising due to excess pressure and shearing forces, ranging in severity from superficial tissue damage, to full-scale tissue destruction.
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