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  Understanding the link between healthy ageing and social interaction
  Dr E Kevei, Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Healthy ageing is a priority for all countries since we are living longer than ever before. A number of studies show that social behaviours can prevent some detrimental aspects of aging such as dementia and memory loss.
  Raf kinases and cardiac endothelial cells: Characterising Raf inhibition in chronic hypertension
  Dr DN Meijles
Application Deadline: 12 July 2019

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Cardiac endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction is the underlying feature of diastolic heart failure, a poorly understood disease. The ERK1/2 cascade is cytoprotective and regulates cellular proliferation, and is, therefore, one key pathway targeted in cancer.
  Regulating Shedding of Syndecan-3: A Novel Approach to Combat Bone Ageing
  Prof R van ‘t Hof, Dr K Yamamoto, Dr A Daroszewska
Applications accepted all year round

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Ageing is associated with bone loss, osteoporosis and fragility fractures, which impact on health and quality of life. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying age-related bone loss are currently largely unknown.
  Effects of essential aminoacid (EAA) restriction on cognitive function, ageing and neurodegeneration.
  Prof B Platt, Prof M Delibegovic
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The developed world is currently facing a significant increase in average lifespan, with the implication of increased age-related diseases including various cancers, dementia, and type 2 diabetes in our aged population.
  Multidisciplinary approach to understand how a pregnant woman’s lifestyle affects her child’s health.
  Prof P A Fowler, Dr S Bhattacharya
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The unborn baby is exposed to many environmental toxins in the mother’s womb and these can have lasting effects on their health in the future.
  Central Nervous system Gene therapy to treat obesity Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Analysis of the BBS brain development
  Dr V Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a debilitating, often life-limiting heritable multisystem disorder caused by dysfunction of non-motile cilia (ciliopathy).
  Egr2 and 3 mediated T cell tolerance in cancer and their impact in immune checkpoint therapy
  Dr S Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Tumour infiltrated lymphocytes (TILs) contain tumour reactive T cells and have been used as adoptive cell transfer therapy in patients which can mediate cancer regression.
  Development of targeted therapy for acute myeloid leukaemia with mutations in isocitrate dehysdrogenase
  Dr L. Kats
Applications accepted all year round

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Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is an aggressive disease with poor prognosis and development of novel treatment options is urgently needed.
  Impact of alternative mRNA splicing on the human proteome
  Dr V Wickramasinghe, Prof R. Pearson
Applications accepted all year round

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Alternative splicing of RNA transcripts has emerged as a key mechanism for enabling biological complexity within the human genome.
  Elucidating the mechanisms of phospholipid transport in Gram-negative bacteria
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr T Knowles
Applications accepted all year round

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This project focuses on characterising the fundamental process of outer membrane lipid transport in Gram-negative bacteria, a largely unknown process which is only now being revealed.
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