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  Using statistical and functional analysis to investigate the contrasting disease specific roles of IL6R and the chr17q12 locus in the development of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma
  Dr J Curtin, Prof A Simpson
Applications accepted all year round

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The Arthritis Research UK and Respiratory Centres at the University of Manchester have extensive research programmes investigating the genetic components of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and asthma.
  Molecular analysis of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr HL Wright, Prof RJ Moots
Applications accepted all year round

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Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) kill pathogens via the release of chromatin and anti-microbial granule enzymes in an extracellular mesh or “net”.
  (MRC DTP) Exploring the transcriptomic and chromatin landscapes of fibroblast-like synoviocytes in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr S Eyre, Mr P Martin, Prof A Morris
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Genetic studies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been successful in identifying regions of the genome which contribute to disease risk, but it is often unclear which genes they effect.
  Exploring the transcriptomic and chromatin landscapes of fibroblast-like synoviocytes in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr S Eyre, Mr P Martin, Dr AM Morris
Applications accepted all year round

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Genetic studies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been successful in identifying regions of the genome which contribute to disease risk, but it is often unclear which genes they effect.
  Functional dissection of disease associated genetic loci in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr G Orozco, Dr S Eyre, Prof A Barton
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the joints with a high socioeconomic burden.
  Functional and –omics investigation of neutrophil activation in rheumatoid arthritis
  Dr HL Wright, Prof RJ Moots, Dr M Phelan
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Neutrophils are key effector cells in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis.
  Identifying new therapeutic targets and testing their potential for the treatment of chronic inflammation in arthritis.
  Dr G Jones
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The project. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common forms of autoimmune disease, affecting ~1% of the global adult population.
  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
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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.
  (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.
  Exploring the influence of treatment on CD4+ T-cell sub-populations in patients receiving biologic drugs for their inflammatory arthritis
  Prof A Barton, Dr D Plant, Dr S Viatte
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Background. Tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) therapy is ineffective for approximately 20% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and there is currently no way to predict which patients will not benefit.
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