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Biochemistry (maternal health) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 6 Biochemistry (maternal health) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Investigating the mechanisms contributing to placental dysfunction in pregnancies complicated by diabetes: role of the hexosamine biosynthetic pathway
  Prof M Westwood, Prof J Aplin, Dr J Myers
Applications accepted all year round

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Maternal diabetes is a major risk factor for fetal overgrowth, which is associated with poor outcomes including stillbirth, neonatal morbidity and increased risk of diabetes in adulthood.
  Understanding the role maternal environmental stressors play in endometrial cell signaling: consequences for food, fertility and health.
  Research Group: BBSRC White Rose DTP
  Prof J.E. Ladbury, Dr N Forde
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Correct and appropriate function of the uterine endometrium is essential for early pregnancy success in mammalian species and dysregulation of signaling in this tissue leads to pregnancy loss and disease progression.
  Metabolic programming: Role of micronutrient (B12) deficiency and associated epigenetic marks
  Dr A Antonysunil
Applications accepted all year round

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The global epidemic of childhood obesity is a major public health issue. Although current adverse lifestyle (nutrition and physical inactivity) contributes to obesity, a growing body of evidence links early life nutritional adversity to the development of obesity and metabolic disorders in children.
  (BBSRC DTP) Understanding the contribution of dietary extracellular vesicles to healthy human development
  Prof M Westwood, Dr L Harris, Prof A Nicolaou, Dr A Stevens
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The ability to adapt behaviour in response to nutrient availability is important for all cells but particularly so for trophoblasts, as these cells form the placenta - the interface between mother and fetus - and act as fetal sentinels of the maternal environment.
  Identification of blood biomarkers for antenatal diagnosis of a common congenital heart defect, Tetralogy of Fallot.
  Dr I Dykes
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Almost 1 in every 100 babies born in the UK has a congenital heart defect (CHD). CHD is the leading cause of infant mortality and affected children often require surgery at birth.
  Iodine Status and Breast Milk Iodine Concentration in Chinese Lactating Women
  Dr Z Feei Ma, Dr E Villanueva, Dr A Sharp
Applications accepted all year round

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中国西部哺乳妇女碘状况和母乳碘含量的评估.
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