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Project Description: Respiratory diseases present a health challenge that spans the globe and accounts for one-tenth of all disability adjusted...

Trauma at different neurodevelopmental periods can have a significant impact on brain development and it has been recently reported that trauma...

Background: Health inequity can be defined as differences in health status attributable to an uneven distribution of health determinants that are...

We research the common vaginal condition, bacterial vaginosis, and assess new treatment options to try and increase cure rates. We also investigate...
Supervisor: Dr Lenka Vodstrcil

This project will examine the interaction between a traumatic brain injury and a hospital-acquired infection on outcomes after brain injury. In...
Supervisor: Dr Bridgette Semple

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease that leads to the destruction of pancreatic islet β cells, resulting in glucose...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

**New Projects On Offer for 2021/22** Vascular complications remain the major cause of mortality and morbidity in diabetes with increasing...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

There is a growing interest in the role of dietary therapies in the clinical management of ulcerative colitis. Recent data have indicated the...
Supervisor: Dr Chu (CK) Yao

Impulsivity, a tendency to rash, risky decision making, is associated with increased risk for developing drug addiction. Like addiction, impulsivity...
Supervisor: Dr Bianca Jupp

Cancer is a disease involving complex interactions of the tumor cell along with a multitude of other cell types, including immune cells, which...
Supervisor: Prof Alex Boussioutas

The enteric nervous system (ENS) is an autonomic nervous system present within the intestine and functioning independently of the brain. It is...

Absence seizures, one of the most common seizure types in humans with genetic generalised epilepsy (GGE), are generalised non-convulsive events...

Each year 4.6 million people worldwide develop epilepsy, making it one of the most common chronic neurological diseases. Seizures can be controlled...

Sleep disruptions are a common feature of alcohol use disorder (AUD) which persist despite many years of abstience. Notably sleep disturbance and...
Supervisor: Dr Bianca Jupp

Impulsivity describes a tendency to rash, risky and poorly thought through decisions or actions and is associated with a number of neuropsychiatric...
Supervisor: Dr Bianca Jupp

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex and costly worldwide phenomenon that can lead to many negative health outcomes including disrupted...

Chronic pain initially presents itself acutely without indication that it will persist; making it difficult to catch before it develops and equally...

Lectins are glycoproteins that bind non-covalently to carbohydrates on plasma membrane in a specific manner1. it is hypothesised that endogenous (...
Supervisor: Dr Shiva Akbarzadeh

Mindfulness meditation practice involves training attention to focus on the sensations in the body, and has been associated with improved mental...
Supervisor: Dr Neil Bailey

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clinically and genetically complex malignant plasma cell disorder (PCD) manifesting as a multi-focal disease within the...

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