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  Sunlight exposure and cutaneous production of vitamin D in Black African/Afro-Caribbean adults
  Research Group: Division of Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences
  Dr M Farrar, Prof L Rhodes, Prof A Webb
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Our main source of vitamin D is through skin exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in sunlight. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and is associated with reduced incidence of several cancers and immune-mediated disorders.
  Oral vitamin D spray as a novel treatment for 22q11 deletion syndrome
  Dr A McNeill, Dr C Mazzà
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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.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Investigation of the capacity of a diet rich in lutein and zeaxanthin to increase macular pigment density, thereby potentially reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration by dietary means.
  Prof M Rayman, Prof J Woodside, Dr J Brown
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Research question. Can consuming a healthy plant food, rich in protective macular pigments, be a lifestyle strategy that has the potential to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?.
  Moving the tipping point: the decision to anticoagulate patients with atrial fibrillation
  Dr RW Wilkinson, Dr IS Siekmann, Prof G Lip, Prof P Lisboa
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate, and leads to a high risk of stroke and death.
  Understanding differential responses to retinoid treatments in human health and disease: a precision medicine approach
  Research Group: Division of Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences
  Prof R Watson, Dr A Langton
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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.
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