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  Big Data Mining for Fighting Dementia
  Dr G DiFatta
Applications accepted all year round

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Dementia describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and is a terminal neurodegenerative disease.
  Biological role of neurooestrogens in behaviour
  Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Our laboratory primarily investigates animal behaviour through the lens of neuroendocrinology i.e. hormones. We are interested in non-classical ways in which hormones may act to regulate behaviours.
  Effect of dietary vitamin B supplementation on brain neural activity
  Prof Y Zheng, Prof C Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of vitamins B6, B12 and folate, for optimal physiological and neurological functioning.
  Fractional order modelling of neurons
  Dr S Hadjiloucas, Dr E Delivopoulos
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Fractional order calculus (integro-differential equations that are of non-integral order) is an emerging methodology with wide applications across all areas of Physics and Engineering.
  How do hormones improve learning and memory?
  Dr N Vasudevan, Prof P G Knight
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Deficiencies of thyroid hormone, in particular subclinical hypothyroidism is common throughout the globe. Adult-onset hypothyroidism affects around 8-10% of the population and has been associated with reproductive disorders, anxiety, depression and impairment of memory.
  How do prenatal steroids elevate autism risk?
  Dr N Vasudevan
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"Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a devastating disorder that affects 1% of the population and is the most costly condition in the UK.
  Understanding the link between healthy ageing and social interaction
  Dr E Kevei, Dr N Vasudevan
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Healthy ageing is a priority for all countries since we are living longer than ever before. A number of studies show that social behaviours can prevent some detrimental aspects of aging such as dementia and memory loss.
  TARGETING MITOPHAGY TO REDUCE CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED PAIN
  Dr M Maiaru
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"Background. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is the most commonly reported side effect of chemotherapeutic drugs, affecting quality of life in many cancer patients.
  Ion channel regulation in models of neurodegeneration
  Dr M Dallas, Prof G J Stephens, Dr A Bithell
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Ion channels are important regulators of cellular physiology. There is now growing awareness that these proteins are invovled in pathological states, with relation to neurodegeneration voltage-gated potassium and voltage-gated calicum channels have been implicated.
  Anxiety and social motivation in Autism
  Prof B Chakrabarti
Applications accepted all year round

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Social behavioural difficulties are commonly reported by individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). One of the leading theories suggests that these difficulties are brought about by a reduced reward response to social stimuli, i.e.
  Molecular Mechanisms of Receptor and Ion Channel Regulation in Pain and Inflammation
  Dr G Cottrell, Dr D Widera, Dr S Amadesi, Dr A McNeish
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"Receptors and ion channels are responsible for the transmission of signals across cellular membranes that regulate a plethora of biological and cellular functions.
  Neuroimaging of learning mechanisms at multiple time-scales
  Dr A Christakou
Application Deadline: 1 December 2020

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"Our recent work examines the influence of cortico-subcortical mechanisms on the bootstrapping of learning mechanisms over experiential and developmental timescales.
  Auditory cognition and human factors
  Dr P Beaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Expressions of interest are invited on any topics related to either auditory cognition and working memory or to human factors as they relate to energy conservation and climate change.
  Music and language processing in autism and amusia
  Dr F Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Music and language are fundamental traits of human existence. They both rely on complex sound sequences to convey meaning. It has been hotly debated whether the two are processed through distinct cognitive modules or using shared mechanisms.
  Inhibition and Excitation in the brain
  Dr D Field
Applications accepted all year round

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An appropriate balance between excitatory and inhibitory neural processes in the brain underlies healthy psychological function. Two examples of conditions in which there is an imbalance are autism and ADHD.
  Psychological intervention, cognitive training, functional rehabilitation and well-being in clinical populations with brain degeneration
  Dr A Ho
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The concept of human well-being is a fundamental aspect of our existence and is often particularly vulnerable upon diagnosis and/or progression of long-term neurological conditions for which there is no cure, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.
  Reward Processing and Depression using Neuroimaging
  Prof C McCabe
Applications accepted all year round

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In our research group we are interested in how the brains response to reward and aversion might be a biomarker for risk to depression in adults and adolescents.
  Exploring the benefits of flavonoids for cognitive function in type 2 diabetes
  Dr D Lamport
Applications accepted all year round

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Evidence suggests that flavonoids have the potential to improve cognitive function and various metabolic measures of health such as cardivoascular outcomes and insulin sensitvity.
  The impact of gut microbiome and diet interplay on neurodegeneration
  Dr E Kevei
Applications accepted all year round

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"Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s disease represent major health risks and economic burden for the society.
  Deriving functional neurons from hIPSCs
  Dr E Delivopoulos, Dr F Tamagnini
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Neuronal networks grown on petri dishes encode information as electrical activity. This activity is dictated by their underlying structural and functional connectivity.
  Gene and Cell Therapy For Muscular Dystrophy, Muscular Atrophy, Diabetes and Metabolic conditions
  Dr K Foster
Applications accepted all year round

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Skeletal muscle development is a complex process and a number of regulatory factors for the different steps involved in stem cell activation and proliferation through to multinucleated, post-mitotic cells have been identified.
  Impact of maternal obesity on offspring adipogenesis
  Dr D Sellayah
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is the major health crisis of this generation. Thus, research into the mechanistic basis behind obesity is of paramount importance.
  Individual differences in emotion regulation
  Dr C Van Reekum
Applications accepted all year round

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Individuals vary greatly in how well they can regulate their emotions, and difficulties in emotion regulation have been linked to disorders such as depression.
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