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  Understanding differential responses to retinoid treatments in human health and disease: a precision medicine approach
  Prof R Watson, Dr A Langton
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinoids, such as all-trans retinoic acid (t-RA), are endogenous signalling molecules derived from vitamin A that influence a variety of cellular processes through mediation of transcription events in the cell nucleus.
  Tissue antigen and immune cell turnover in health and disease
  Dr R Busch
Applications accepted all year round

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A healthy immune system is in a state of restful homeostasis. Activation of the immune system, whether to fight infections or during immune-mediated diseases, involves substantial changes in the rates at which immune cells and proteins are produced and destroyed (turnover).
  Control of Parathyroid Hormone Secretion
  Dr D Ward, Dr J Bruce
Applications accepted all year round

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The regulation of parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion is of fundamental importance for calcium homeostasis and in mineral conditions affecting bone and the kidneys.
  RVC PhD: Rebalancing mitochondrial metabolism in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - a novel therapeutic avenue?
  Dr C Thornton, Prof D Wells
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal X-linked muscle wasting disease caused by mutations in the DMD gene that lead to the loss of a functional version of the subsarcolemmal protein dystrophin.
  Identifying new therapeutic targets for diabetic heart disease
  Dr K Mellor
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  RVC PhD: Gene therapy for cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritis
  Dr S Roberts, Prof A Pitsillides, Dr J Dudhia
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in humans. By 2050 it is estimated that 40 million people worldwide will be severely disabled by this disease.
  Cardiac energetics and integrative physiology: Studying key components of the creatine kinase system to understand how they contribute to the pathophysiology of ischaemic heart disease and chronic heart failure.
  Prof C Lygate, Dr S Zervou
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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Studying key components of the creatine kinase system to understand how they contribute to the pathophysiology of ischaemic heart disease and chronic heart failure.
  Using a novel 3D co-culture model to define metabolic flux maps of different cancer cell types in response to physical activity
  Dr M Morris, Dr A Islam, Prof M.P. Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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During exercise, and in the presence of sufficient oxygen, glucose is metabolised by muscle cells to produce pyruvate, a metabolic intermediate which is fed into the Kreb’s cycle in the mitochondria to produce large amounts of energy.
  Exercise for First Episode Psychosis; an opportunity for early intervention
  Dr S Aldred, Dr R Upthegrove
Application Deadline: 8 February 2020

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Exercise has been identified as a treatment for psychosis as it has the ability to alter clinical symptoms, rebalance cell health and reset the cellular signals that are altered in psychosis and schizophrenia.
  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.
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