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  (MRC DTP) The role of eye movements in memory processing in Neurofibromatosis type 1
  Dr D Montaldi, Dr S Garg, Dr A Kafkas, Dr E Burkitt-Wright
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Neurofibromatosis type 1(NF1) is a common single gene autosomal dominant genetic disorder affecting 1 in 2500 people. Around 80% children with NF1 are affected by cognitive impairments and approximately 50% are affected by neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  (MRC DTP) Mental health and social care integration for patients with complex needs: how to inform equitable and efficient funding to local organizations
  Dr Laura Anselmi, Dr Marcello Morciano, Prof M Sutton, Prof P Bower
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Mental illness has been recognised as of equal importance to other forms of illness (so-called ‘parity of esteem’), but in spite of commitments to strengthen care provision, gaps in funding and care provision still exist.
  (MRC DTP) Harnessing digital patient-generated health data to improve clinical decisions in people with long-term conditions
  Dr S Van der Veer, Dr Alan Davies, Prof JA Ainsworth
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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One in four people in the UK live with one or more long-term conditions.
  (MRC DTP) What is the best way for healthcare professionals to communicate changes in estimated risk of breast cancer?
  Prof D French, Prof Anthony Howell, Dr L McWilliams, Prof G Evans
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Risk estimation models for common multifactorial diseases such as breast cancer are often used, e.g. in Family History Clinics to inform decisions about prevention options.
  (MRC DTP) Predicting failure of methotrexate therapy in rheumatoid arthritis patients: statistical approaches to multiple outcomes and repeated observations
  Dr J Sergeant, Dr G P Martin, Prof K Hyrich, Dr S Verstappen
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Most patients with rheumatoid arthritis begin treatment with the drug methotrexate (MTX). MTX is cheap and is effective for many patients, but does not work for everyone.
  (MRC DTP) Modelling the impact on costs and outcomes on enhancing early detection in lung and colorectal cancers
  Prof A Renehan, Prof K Payne, Dr M Sperrin, Dr G P Martin
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. Cancer early detection (ED) and cancer health economics are key MRCR themes and central to the successful CRUK Manchester MERCADO award (includes Renehan & Payne).
  (MRC DTP) Virtual Reality as a tool for mobility measurement and rehabilitation in Visual Impairment
  Prof C Dickinson, Dr P Warren, Dr S Harper
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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The World Health Organisation estimates that 253 million people worldwide are visually impaired, and 39 million people are blind (see.
  Chemotherapy dose-capping due to obesity and its impact on survival
  Prof A Renehan, Dr Jorge Barriuso
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is associated with risk for several cancer types, including colorectal and breast cancers (1). Obesity also predicts for a poor outcome after cancer treatment.
  (MRC DTP) Model-based precision dosing of antibiotics in critically ill patients
  Dr K Ogungbenro, Dr T Felton
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in adults and children worldwide1. In the UK, CAP accounts for over 100,000 hospital admissions annually.
  (MRC DTP) Methodology to develop prognostic models for symptom exacerbation in early psychosis through digital interventions
  Dr S Bucci, Dr G P Martin, Dr M Sperrin
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Psychosis is a severe mental health problem characterised by unusual experiences such as hallucinations and persecutory beliefs; it is a major cause of distress, disability and personal and societal burden.
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