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Physiology & Sports Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in New Zealand

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  Developing new physiological based tools and devices to improve heart function
  Dr R Ramchandra
Applications accepted all year round

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Respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) is a naturally occurring respiratory related modulation of heart rate giving rise to heart rate variability.
  Identifying new therapeutic targets for diabetic heart disease
  Dr K Mellor
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Applications are invited for a PhD student to work in the field of cellular and molecular cardiac research in the Department of Physiology, University of Auckland.
  Sensory perception in control of mammalian life-history
  Dr M Garratt
Applications accepted all year round

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Life history theory is built on the assumption that there are trade-offs between life-history traits, such as between early and late-life reproduction, and between reproduction and lifespan.
  Sex hormone actions in frailty and health during ageing
  Dr M Garratt
Applications accepted all year round

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It is well established that testosterone and estrogens can influence ageing, with hormone administration improving physical function, muscle and bone strength in some cohorts of the elderly.
  Stress responses in the diabetic heart: Effects of exercise training and glycaemic control
  Dr C Baldi
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The diabetic heart, even before developing disease, has impaired relaxation and contractility. These changes limit the work capacity of the heart (maximal cardiac output) and limit the functional capacity of people with diabetes.
  Central modulation of cardiac Sympathetic Nerve Activity following acute MI
  Dr D Schwenke
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The majority of people that suffer a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction; MI) die within the first few hours following the MI.
  Changes in cerebral blood flow trigger an increase in sympathetic nerve activity – implications following acute myocardial infarction
  Dr D Schwenke
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Heart function is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. Following a heart attack (myocardial infarction. MI), cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (cSNA) becomes dangerously elevated, triggering irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) that often prove fatal.
  Circadian rhythm of heart rate regulation in diabetes
  Dr R Lamberts, Dr CT Bussey
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Resting heart rate is the strongest predictor of mortality in patients with cardiac disease. Incompetence in heart rate regulation is an undervalued feature of the diabetic heart with major cardiovascular consequences.
  Disturbance of the ‘Cellular uric acid homeostasis’ as the driver for diabetes mellitus, hypertension and cancer
  Dr A Bahn
Applications accepted all year round

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My group is interested in how uric acid controls major intracellular metabolic signalling pathways (mTOR, AMPK) in order to understand the onset of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and cancer.
  Modulation of the pulmonary vasculature in health and disease
  Dr D Schwenke
Applications accepted all year round

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The pulmonary microcirculation is tightly modulated by the autonomic nervous system, the pulmonary vessel endothelium and the vascular smooth muscle.
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