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  A novel silk biomaterial-based combinational approach to enhance axonal regrowth after spinal cord injury
  Dr W Huang, Prof C McCaig, Dr P Seib
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Spinal cord injury causes permanent and incurable functional impairment below the injure site. No single therapy has ever been successful, so a combined approach is much more likely to succeed.
  The potential of elevating Epac2 to modulate glial activation and promote motor neuron regeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  Dr W Huang, Dr G S Bewick
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterised by the selective degeneration and death of motor neurons.
  What is the role of opioids in postoperative pain?
  Prof P Forget, Prof G Macfarlane
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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The question seems trivial but remains largely unresolved. The present project aims to address the question using different approaches.
  What is the role of opioids in postoperative pain? Epidemiological and clinical perspectives
  Prof P Forget, Prof G Macfarlane
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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The question seems trivial but remains largely unresolved. The present project aims to address the question using different approaches.
  Combining omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid and melatonin to manage spinal cord injury-induced central neuropathic pain.
  Dr W Huang, Prof H Galley
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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About half of spinal injury patients develop neuropathic pain, which is driven by neuroinflammation, has no effective treatments, and impacts significantly on daily functioning.
  Determination of the function of inherited refractive error risk factor genes in the embryonic development of the eye.
  Prof L Erskine, Prof N Vargesson, Prof M Collinson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Refractive errors, such as short-sightedness (myopia) and long-sightedness (hyperopia), are becoming epidemic, and in parts of southeast Asia around 80% of people have short-sight.
  Investigation of molecular mechanisms of Intellectual disability using human-brain organoids
  Dr E Kang, Dr D Berg
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Intellectual disability (ID) is a condition characterized by significant limitation in cognitive ability and adaptive behaviours with a disease onset before adulthood.
  The effect of anaesthetic neurotoxicity on the development of adult neural stem cells
  Dr D Berg, Dr E Kang
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Although most neurons in the mammalian brain are generated during development, certain areas possess the capacity to generate new neurons throughout life.
  Perceptual stability in Virtual Reality across the adult lifespan
  Dr P Warren, Dr R Champion
Applications accepted all year round

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When we move, stationary parts of the world around us move on the retina. Of course, usually we correctly interpret this retinal motion as due to our own movement and not movement of the surrounding environment.
  The effects of Interleukin-1 primed mesenchymal stem cells on hypoxic-ischemic brain damage
  Dr E Pinteaux, Prof S Allan
Applications accepted all year round

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Hypoxic-ischemic brain damage is one of the main causes of death and neurological disability after stroke worldwide.
  Characterising coordination difficulties in autism using computational techniques
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Poliakoff, Dr A Casson
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. ~80% of autistic individuals also have altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination and abnormal gait patterns, causing considerable problems with activities of daily living.
  Identifying the role of glycosaminoglycans and microglia in early pathology of mucopolysaccharide diseases
  Prof B BIgger, Dr R Holley, Prof S Flitsch
Applications accepted all year round

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Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are inherited metabolic disorders caused by the deficiency of specific lysosomal enzymes required for the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) where each MPS type lacks a specific enzyme resulting in the build-up of GAGs in all cells of the body.
  Investigating the link between amyloid-β oligomers, neuroinflammation and cognitive deficits in preclinical models for Alzheimer’s Disease
  Dr M Harte, Prof J Neill
Applications accepted all year round

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Currently four out of the five pharmacological treatments used for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors aimed at boosting the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, with the fifth being an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist.
  Mechanisms of brain metastasis, Medical Sciences – funded MbyRes
  Dr J Whatmore
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Project Description. Secondary brain tumours i.e. brain metastases, are formed when cancer cells spread from their original site to the brain.
  Development of iPSCs from patients with Urofacial Syndrome for disease modelling
  Prof S J Kimber, Prof A Woolf
Applications accepted all year round

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Peripheral neuropathies (PNs) affect 2% of the general population. Somatic PNs cause locomotor and sensory deficits, while autonomic PNs cause cardiac dysrhythmias and gastrointestinal and urinary bladder dysfunction.
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