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  FoodBioSystems DTP - Investigation of the capacity of a diet rich in lutein and zeaxanthin to increase macular pigment density, thereby potentially reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration by dietary means.
  Prof M Rayman, Prof J Woodside, Dr J Brown
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Research question. Can consuming a healthy plant food, rich in protective macular pigments, be a lifestyle strategy that has the potential to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?.
  Regulating biosynthesis of the pigments of life
  Dr A Hitchcock, Dr P Jackson, Prof C N Hunter
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Tetrapyrroles are often referred to as the pigments of life as they are required for a number of vital cellular processes, including respiration (haems), photosynthesis (chlorophylls), amino acid biosynthesis (vitamin B12), sulphur and nitrogen assimilation (sirohaem) and methanogenesis (cofactor F430).
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