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Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle weakens and is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. It is a major public health issue,...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

RESEARCH PROJECT BACKGROUND: The endocrine system controls cell-cell communication and coordinates almost all our daily activities. Abnormalities in...

The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is a ligand activated transcription factor that is best known for the physiological control of blood pressure and...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

The global importance of addressing cardiovascular disease and hypertension cannot be overestimated; this field needs new insights and novel...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Nuclear receptors associate with co-regulatory proteins in order to modulate gene transcription: These co-regulators can have profound effects on...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Virtually all cardiac functions, including the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) follow a circadian rhythm. Loss of appropriate timing keeping...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Class IA PI3Ks are activated by receptor tyrosine kinase receptors and are critical regulators of adaptive heart growth and cardiac protection under...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Patients with diabetes are disproportionally affected by the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD); diabetic cardiac myopathy (DCM) affects ~20-...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young