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  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) How do people move from contemplating to attempting suicide: Investigating the cognitive mechanisms of loss of control and limited awareness of goals
  Dr D Pratt, Dr W Mansell, Dr S Tai
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Suicide is a global problem and it remains unclear how individuals transition from contemplating suicide (ideators) to attempting suicide (attempters).
  (MRC DTP) Observation and Imagery of Action in Parkinson’s
  Dr E Poliakoff, Dr E Gowen, Dr P Warren
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition affecting around 1 in 500 people, with significant impact on movements, which are typically slower and smaller.
  (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) Placental vascular development in pregnancies complicated by diabetes
  Dr J Myers, Dr E Johnstone, Dr P Brownbill, Dr I Chernyaysky
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Maternal diabetes (type 1 & 2) complicates 2-3% of pregnancies. Abnormal fetal growth is common in these pregnancies, manifest as both fetal overgrowth (macrosomia) and fetal growth restriction.
  (MRC DTP) Improving the lives of older adults with hearing loss: developing a self-report measure of effortful listening to guide clinical practice
  Dr R Millman, Dr A Heinrich, Dr H Chilton, Prof K Munro
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Hearing loss increases with age and is the most prevalent sensory deficit. Hearing loss results in communication difficulties, which in turn can lead to social isolation, depression and reduced quality of life.
  (MRC DTP) "And Now, Today’s Pain Forecast" - Putting Predictive Models in Patients’ Pockets
  Dr J McBeth, Prof W Dixon, Prof D Schultz, Dr T House
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. A third of the UK population has chronic pain. Pain severity and the impact it has on patient’s lives varies from day to day, it has a major impact on patient-perceived control and is one of the main reasons for poor quality of life.
  (MRC DTP) Understanding how macrophages respond to damage-derived inflammatory signals
  Dr G Lopez-Castejon, Dr C Francavilla, Prof P Woodman, Dr D Brough
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Innate immune recognition of danger signals is an important mechanism that protects against infection, and injury. ATP is released from infected or damaged cells and its extracellular presence alerts macrophages of impending danger.
  (MRC DTP) Using realist methods to develop a complex intervention to discourage adolescents from engaging in knife crime
  Dr C Lennox, Dr Isabelle Hunt
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. Knife crime is a serious public, criminal justice and health concern. The number of young people convicted or cautioned for a knife or offensive weapon offence has increased by almost half since 2015.
  (MRC DTP) Early development of Understanding the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder in neurofibromatosis type 1
  Prof J Green, Prof A Theakston, Dr S Garg
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder, with an onset around 3 years and population prevalence of >1%.
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