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  Building the human endometrium in vitro: The role of macrophages in receptive and decidual endometrium to optimise reproductive health
  Dr E Mann, Dr Peter Ruane, Prof J Aplin, Dr L Mohiyiddeen
Applications accepted all year round

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The human endometrium is a highly dynamic tissue that rapidly generates over ~20 days and differentiates to form a uterus lining receptive to embryo implantation, further transforming into decidua to support embryonic development, or breaking down before regenerating a few days later.
  To treat or not to treat: investigating the impact of depression and antidepressant use in pregnancy.
  Prof RM John
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Depression in pregnancy, often occurring in combination with anxiety and a stressful environment, increases the risk of adverse outcomes for offspring with males showing more attention deficits, cognitive problems and externalising behaviour and females tending to present with anxiety, depression and internalising symptoms.
  Effective models for function-structure relationship in complex biological media
  Dr I Chernyaysky, Prof O Jensen, Dr E Johnstone
Applications accepted all year round

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A complex multiscale relationship between the structure and function is common in many human organs (such as the lung, liver and placenta), and many diseases are associated with an imbalance in the relationship.
  Maternal anti-hypertensive medicines & placental vascular function
  Dr P Brownbill, Dr J Myers, Dr E Johnstone
Applications accepted all year round

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A range of anti-hypertensive medicines are prescribed to women with chronic hypertension in pregnancy, that enter the fetal circulation.
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Brain and Cognition Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/brain-and-cognition.
  (MRC DTP) Delineating the mechanisms underpinning placental dysfunction in advanced maternal age
  Dr A Heazell, Dr M Dilworth, Dr M Desforges, Dr S Greenwood
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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In the UK, 20% of all births occur to women over the age of 35 (defined as advanced maternal age, AMA) whilst 4% of pregnant women are over the age of 40.
  (MRC DTP) Early detection of cancer using identification of volatile metabolites
  Dr J-M Schwartz, Prof P Townsend, Prof S Taylor
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Cancer is a disease which more than a third of the world population will get in their life. Different types of cancers have different prevalence and mortality rates, and it has been shown that advances in screening and diagnostic tools reduce mortality.
  (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.
  Is there a switch between prostamides and prostaglandins in women with dysmenorrhoea and heavy menstrual bleeding?
  Prof K Marshall, Dr D Fischer, Prof A Nicolaou
Applications accepted all year round

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Dysmenorrhoea, painful menstrual cramps, and heavy menstrual bleeding are common debilitating symptoms in women with or without an underlying pelvic pathology.
  Adult outcomes after antenatal steroids
  Prof JE Harding, Prof CA Crowther
Applications accepted all year round

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The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has PhD projects assessing adult outcomes after antenatal steroids. Steroids given to women at risk of preterm birth markedly reduce the risk of serious illness in their newborn babies.
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