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Neuroscience / Neurology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Manchester

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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) Closed loop brain-computer interfaces for neuromodulation in chronic pain
  Dr A Casson, Dr Manoj Sivan, Prof A Jones
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Chronic pain is a major public health concern. Around 28 million people in the UK live with chronic pain and the healthcare costs exceed those of heart disease, cancer or diabetes.
  (MRC DTP) Improved identification of brain tumour extent on advanced multi-modality medical images
  Dr R Hinz, Dr David Coope, Dr M Asselin, Prof A Jackson
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Gliomas are primary brain tumours which span a spectrum from comparatively slow growing tumours in young adults to highly aggressive tumours presenting later in life.
  (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.
  (MRC DTP) The role of the brain glymphatic system in recovery from cerebral malaria
  Dr K Couper, Dr D Brough, Dr M Fergie
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Cerebral malaria is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection that affects 2 -3 million people, resulting in approximately 300,000 deaths, each year.
  (MRC DTP) Hippocampal-prefrontal cortex network dysfunction in a neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia
  Dr M Montemurro, Dr J Gigg, Prof J Neill
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Drug discovery in schizophrenia is broken. Patients only have access to dopaminergic drugs from the 1950s that are ineffective for many and produce severe side effects in responders.
  (MRC DTP) Zinc deficiency: a potential contributor to post-stroke complications
  Dr C Lawrence, Dr D Brough, Prof C Smith, Prof S Allan
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Stroke remains a leading cause of death and disability worldwide with limited treatment options. In addition to the immediate and common symptoms of stroke such as limb weakness and speech problems, stroke patients often develop complications.
  (MRC DTP) Investigating the role of neuroinflammation and cholesterol metabolism in the progression of brain injury following intracerebral haemorrhage
  Dr P Kasher, Dr D Brough, Prof S Allan, Dr A Parry-Jones
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a type of stroke caused by spontaneous bleeding within the brain.
  (MRC DTP) Understanding the mechanism and finding treatment of neurodevelopmental disorder caused by KMT2C mutations
  Dr S Banka, Prof S J Kimber
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. We recently identified a novel human syndrome caused by mutations in a gene called KMT2C1. Patients with this condition predominantly have developmental delay and intellectual disability indicating the important function of this gene in brain’s normal development and function.
  (MRC DTP) Investigating the impact and underpinnings of complex post-traumatic disorder (CPTSD) in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders
  Dr F Varese, Prof R Elliott, Dr K Berry, Dr S Bucci
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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People with psychotic disorders report high levels of traumatic life experiences in childhood and adulthood (e.g. Varese et al., 2012).
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