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  (BBSRC DTP) The physiology and energetics of locomotion in turtles: linking performance from the organismal to the cellular level
  Dr J Codd, Dr G Galli
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Turtles have the most distinctive body plans of vertebrates (1). Turtles appear in the fossil record over 220 million years ago. Turtles are unique among vertebrates in that their whole body is enclosed within a rigid bony shell, composed of the carapace and plastron, that protects from predators.
  Computer games to support arm rehabilitation after stroke
  Dr K Thomson, Dr D Knox, Prof F van Wijck
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19012. Stroke is one of the most common causes of disability across the world. Up to 80% of acute stroke patients experience loss of arm function, including loss of strength, coordination and manual dexterity, which can make daily activities such as self-care and food preparation difficult.
  Localised muscular fatigue in male and female distance runners
  Dr N Swann
Applications accepted all year round

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The significance of gait imperfections can be easily contemplated in competitive athletic pursuits where optimised technique can increase chances of success…
  The influence of a low carbohydrate high fat diet on exercise and performance
  Dr O Spendiff
Applications accepted all year round

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Current and long standing nutrition guidance in the UK and most other countries advocate that carbohydrates are essential for the maintenance of health and especially for any individual engaging in regular physical activity or sport performance.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Systems-level understanding of calcium dynamics in cardiac cells, and functional effects of their modification in heart failure
  Dr M.A. Colman, Dr A.P. Benson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The mechanical function of the heart is driven by electrical activity through the process of excitation-contraction coupling. Intracellular calcium (Ca2+) signalling is a critical component of this coupling.
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