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  Characterisation of the role of the adhesion protein tensin 3 in breast cancer progression
  Dr E Rainero
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Breast cancer arises from the transformation of mammary epithelial cells. In the healthy tissue, these grow as a single monolayer of cells delimiting an internal hollow lumen 2.
  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.
  Investigating the effectiveness of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in reducing type 2 diabetes induced peripheral neuropathy and pain.
  Dr M Nassar
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Diabetes is a serious health issue in developed and developing countries. About 415 million adults have diabetes, a number that is estimated to increase by 50% in 20 years.
  Investigating the mechanobiological mechanisms of cancer
  Dr K Erdmann
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Cancer is the second-leading cause for death globally and there is a high demand for novel approaches to understand and treat cancer.
  Investigating the role of the protease ADAMTS5 in ovarian cancer
  Dr E Rainero
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Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynaecological malignancy. Mostly because of late stage diagnosis, the 5-year survival rate is.
  modelling skeletal dysplasias in zebrafish.
  Dr H Roehl, Dr M Balasubramanian
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Whole genome sequencing studies have led to a vast amount of new candidate genes for human diseases.
  Regulation of SNARE complex assembly and function by the lysine deacetylase Sirtuin-2
  Dr M Collins, Dr A Peden
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Sirtuin-2 (Sirt2) is a lysine deacetylase that regulates acetylation levels of cytoplasmic proteins and has established roles in neurodegeneration, cancer and infection.
  Regulation of synaptic protein function by protein palmitoylation
  Dr M Collins
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Palmitoylation (S-acylation), the only known reversible lipid modification of proteins, is an important regulator of protein localisation and function.
  Role of primary cilia in skeletal muscle stem cells and muscle regeneration.
  Dr A G Borycki
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Primary cilia are ancient organelles present at the surface of many cell types in vertebrates. In recent years, they have been shown to play essential roles in relaying sensory and signalling information from the environment to the cell.
  Targeting pathogen subversion of cellular ageing to combat antimicrobial-resistant typhoid fever
  Dr D Humphreys, Dr T Darton
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Antimicrobial-resistant typhoid fever is fuelled by chronic Salmonella carriage. The world faces epidemics of untreatable typhoid fever caused by antimicrobial-resistant strains of Salmonella Typhi (~27 million cases/year).
  The role of Sonic hedgehog in embryonic cell proliferation
  Prof M Placzek, Dr M Towers
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This project aims to investigate how Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signalling controls embryonic cell proliferation.
  Understanding the role of DRAM in infection and autophagy-related disease
  Dr J King, Dr P Elks
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Intracellular degradation by lysosomes is important in a wide range of diseases. The capture and degradation of cytoplasmic components by autophagy allows tumour cells to survive starvation and neurons to remove the protein aggregates associated with neurodegeneration.
  Watching cancer metastasise live and investigating the underlying mechanisms
  Dr K Campbell, Dr M J P Simons
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Cancer metastasis accounts for around 90% of cancer deaths. While the survival rate has been improved over the years through early diagnosis, limited progress has been made in the targeting of metastasis.
  KESS 2 East Scholarship: Determining the potential for precision grazing to improve the resilience of livestock production systems.
  Dr P Williams, Dr J Gibbons
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Applications are invited for a three-year research PhD studentship in improving the economic and environmental performance of pasture-based livestock production systems through better utilisation of grass.
  KESS 2 East Scholarship: Strategies for meeting targets for ammonia emissions and nitrate leaching reduction for Welsh beef and sheep farms
  Prof D Chadwick, Dr P Williams
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Applications are invited for a three-year research PhD studentship that focuses on strategies for reducing ammonia emissions and nitrate leaching for Welsh beef and sheep farms.
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