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Neurovascular coupling and ageing: Investigating what underlies age-related changes in brain blood flow

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  • Full or part time
    Dr C Howarth
    Dr J Berwick
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Neurovascular coupling is the mechanism which links a change in neuronal activity to a local change in blood flow in the brain. This phenomenon ensures that active neurons receive the energy (in the form of glucose and oxygen) that they require to function normally. It is known that during aging brain blood flow responses (e.g. to an increase in CO2) are altered. We will combine measurements of blood flow, neuronal activity and intracellular calcium transients with pharmacological manipulations to investigate what underlies age-related changes in brain blood flow.

Funding Notes

This is one of many projects in competition for the current funding opportunities available within the Department of Psychology. Please see here for full details: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/funding
Overseas students are welcome to apply for funding but must be able to demonstrate that they can fund the difference in the tuition fees.
Requirements: We ask for a minimum of a first class or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree and a distinction or high merit at Masters level in psychology or a related discipline.

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