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  Neural Mechanisms of Motor Impulse Control in Parkinson’s Disease
  Dr H MacDonald, Dr C J McAllister
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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3rd supervisor. Dr John-Stuart Brittain. The ability to control our urges and impulses is an essential social skill, but is impaired in a diverse range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease (PD).
  Using the function and structure of the motor unit to predict disease course in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  Dr J Alix, Prof C McDermott
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Motor neurone disease causes progressive muscle paralysis and remains a fatal condition. One of the challenges faced in clinical practice and research is the heterogeneity of the phenotype.
  Sleeping to boost walking recovery after stroke: SleepWalk, a PhD self-funded studentship (PomeroyVU19SF)
  Prof Valerie Pomeroy, Dr A Lazar
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Stroke survivors are disappointed by the level of walking ability they regain after stroke. They have called for better treatments as a research priority.
  4 year DPhil (PhD) in Cardiovascular Science

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Cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes, remains the leading cause of premature death and disability in Europe and the USA.
  Neurophysiological predictors of response to exercise in people with low back pain
  Dr A Gallina, Prof D Falla
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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Globally, low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of ‘years lived with disability’ and is a massive health problem worldwide. Exercise is the most effective form of treatment for the management of LBP, yet it still delivers only small to moderate treatment effects which are rarely long-lasting.
  The Effects of Prior Conditioning on Susceptibility to Noise Damage in Young People
  Prof C Plack, Dr G Prendergast
Applications accepted all year round

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There is increasing concern that young people are damaging their hearing through recreational activities such as attendance at live music events and use of personal listening devices.
  Oral vitamin D spray as a novel treatment for 22q11 deletion syndrome
  Dr A McNeill, Dr C Mazzà
Applications accepted all year round

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22q11 deletion syndrome is the most common genetic disorder, affecting about 1/2500 people (as common as cystic fibrosis). It is due to a small missing piece of chromosome 22 on the long arm (q) at position 11.
  Music and language processing in autism and amusia
  Dr F Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Music and language are fundamental traits of human existence. They both rely on complex sound sequences to convey meaning. It has been hotly debated whether the two are processed through distinct cognitive modules or using shared mechanisms.
  Reward Processing and Depression using Neuroimaging
  Prof C McCabe
Applications accepted all year round

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In our research group we are interested in how the brains response to reward and aversion might be a biomarker for risk to depression in adults and adolescents.
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