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Pathology (amyloid) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  An integrated approach to the study of cellular interactions with amyloid
  Research Group: Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
  Dr E W Hewitt, Prof S E Radford
Applications accepted all year round

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The formation of insoluble amyloid fibrils is associated with a spectrum of human disorders, the amyloidoses, which include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes and dialysis related amyloidosis (DRA).
  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.
  Investigating phenotypic, proteomic and functional changes in microglia in a preclinical model for sporadic Alzheimer’s disease research (Manchester-Melbourne Dual Award)
  Dr M Harte, Dr A Tirella
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are symptomatic and do little to slow down the progression of the disease. This has led to an array of research investigating hallmark pathologies in the search for novel therapeutic strategies.
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