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Loughborough University, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Physiology & Sports Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 10 Loughborough University, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Physiology & Sports Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  A multi-tissue in vitro model of osteoarthritis
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr D Player
Applications accepted all year round

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disorder which is predominantly found in elderly individuals (Lee et al., 2013), but has recently been linked to sports participation at high levels (Vannini et al., 2016).
  A Structured Health Intervention For Truckers - The SHIFT Study
  Dr S Clemes, Dr J King
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. SSEHS/SAC. UK/EU Fee band. TBC. International Fee band. £21,100. Full Time Duration. 3 years. Part Time Duration. 6 years.
  Achieving Positive Outcomes from Fitness Testing in Physical Education
  Prof L Cale
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Physical fitness testing is commonplace within physical education (PE) with advocates claiming testing to contribute to the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles, and learning about health, fitness and physical activity.
  Optimising the benefits of strength training for endurance runners
  Dr R Blagrove
Application Deadline: 4 September 2020

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Strength training appears to be an effective stimulus for enhancing running economy and performance in endurance runners of varying levels of ability.
  PhD Studentship: Snacktivity to promote physical activity and reduce future risk of chronic disease in the population
  Dr D Esliger
Application Deadline: 17 February 2020

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Application details. Reference number. SSEHS/Snack/DE. Start date of studentship. 1st April, 2020. Closing date of advert. 17th February, 2020.
  The effects of mechanical and electrical stimulation on the maturity of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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Skeletal muscle undergoes hypertrophy in response to exercise and mechanical loading, however although this response is well studied and established, the molecular sensors and signaling pathways which produce this response are not fully elucidated.
  The Role of Schools and Physical Education in Addressing Childhood Obesity
  Prof L Cale
Application Deadline: 30 May 2020

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Childhood obesity is a global concern and obesity prevention is now firmly on the agendas of most governments.
  Towards a Tissue Engineered Model of a Joint on a Chip
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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This research project aims to develop a multi-tissue platform that integrates many of the structural tissue components of a musculoskeletal joint; bone, tendon, muscle, cartilage and ligament.
  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.
  Vascularisation of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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Tissue engineering strategies have created a large number of functional tissues constructed from cells and matrix components over the past two decades.
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