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  Defining the microbiome environment in patients with biliary tract cancer and its implications for therapy
  Prof J W Valle, Dr M McNamara
Application Deadline: 30 November 2020

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Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) encompass cancers of the extrahepatic/intrahepatic bile ducts, gallbladder and ampullary carcinoma. The only potentially curative option is surgical resection; median overall survival (OS) in the advanced setting.
  The Manchester Dementia Prediction Database: Using advanced statistical methods to optimise diagnosis and prognosis for people with degenerative neurological conditions.
  Dr J Thompson, Dr A Woollams, Dr M Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Early diagnosis and accurate prognostic information are key priorities to enable people with neurodegenerative dementia to know what to expect and to enable them to plan effectively for their future needs.
  Improving the interaction between visually impaired people and health services
  Prof C Dickinson, Dr D Phipps, Dr P Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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An important, but relatively under-explored, issue in healthcare quality and safety is the interaction between healthcare systems and patients with visual impairment.
  Development of a rapid screening method for Carbapenemase-resistant Enterobacteriaceae using volatile and non-volatile metabolite profiles
  Dr S Fowler, Dr T Felton, Dr W Ahmed
Applications accepted all year round

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Nosocomial infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae are a major concern to clinicians. Species include Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Enterobacter cloacae, all of which are prevalent in ventilator-associated pneumonia.
  Harnessing digital patient-generated health data to improve clinical decisions in people with long-term conditions
  Dr S Van der Veer, Prof D Dowding, Dr Alan Davies
Applications accepted all year round

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One in four people in the UK live with one or more long-term conditions.
  Impact of liver reduction diet, low calorie diet and bariatric surgery on hepatic health and cardiometabolic risk factors.
  Dr H Soran, Dr A Syed, Dr R Donn, Dr M Ferdousi
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity and its related co-morbidities, especially Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM), are a major source of disability and premature mortality from micro- and macro-vascular discease.
  Investigating the incidence of falls and relationship to motor ability in autistic adults
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Stanmore, Dr E Poliakoff
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. In addition to these social symptoms, >70% of autistic individuals show signs of altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination, unstable balance and abnormal gait patterns.
  Small nerve fibre damage and sexual dysfunction in diabetes and obesity. A mechanistic assessment and effect of lipid modifying agents.
  Dr H Soran, Prof R Malik, Dr R Donn, Dr M Ferdousi
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes and its complications represent a growing global health burden, affecting an estimated 366 million people worldwide.
  Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics

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Up to 10 fully funded, four-year PhD studentships are available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics, commencing in October 2019.
  Genetic mechanisms of chronic kidney disease
  Prof M Tomaszewski, Prof A Woolf
Applications accepted all year round

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common complex disorders. The prevalence of CKD is on the rise in all populations around the globe and both the clinical and economic pressures of CKD on the healthcare systems increase exponentially.
  Understanding differential responses to retinoid treatments in human health and disease: a precision medicine approach
  Prof R Watson, Dr A Langton
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinoids, such as all-trans retinoic acid (t-RA), are endogenous signalling molecules derived from vitamin A that influence a variety of cellular processes through mediation of transcription events in the cell nucleus.
  Development of a three dimensional in vitro model of the human cornea to dissect the inflammatory events associated with sight-threatening ocular pathogens
  Dr C Dobson, Dr C Maldonado-Codina, Prof P Morgan
Applications accepted all year round

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The presence of microbes at the corneal surface may trigger low grade discomfort through to acute eye infection and permanent loss of vision.
  An investigation of psychological and clinical factors associated with the development of chronic or persistent pain in children and young people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory arthritis presenting in children and young people. Pain is one of the main features of JIA and it is often described as one of the most burdensome yet invisible symptoms of this long-term condition.
  Do Altered host-microbial interactions promote oral inflammation during ageing?
  Dr J Konkel, Prof A McBain
Applications accepted all year round

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As we age, the systems of our bodies become less able to function; rendering people increasingly infirm. Ageing affects our immune system, impeding our ability to both fight infection and maintain tolerance.
  The respiratory metagenome during exacerbations of asthma
  Prof N Papadopoulos, Prof D Robertson, Dr S Megremis
Applications accepted all year round

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Asthma is an international pandemic, with 10% or more of the global population having experience asthma symptoms some time in life.
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