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Trainee Projects

Investigating the impact of cellular senescence on muscle ageing

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Leena Habiballa

With age, our muscle mass and strength decline, leading to loss of function and capacity for physical activity, known as…

Personalised Nutrition in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Feasibility of a Nutrigenomic Therapeutic Approach

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Laura Haigh 

NAFLD is a metabolic liver disease that poses a considerable challenge for 21st century healthcare. This increasingly common cause of liver dysfunction and multi-morbidity demands effective dietetic input…

An investigation of the credentials of a novel lysine deacetylase as an age-related biomarker for periodontitis

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Christopher Dowson 

The aim of the project is to investigate the role of SIRT2 in periodontitis in cell culture models in vitro and as a diagnostic measure in vivo.

The Study

Periodontitis…

Development of a diagnostic and therapeutic response biomarker for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Ian Herron 

The aim of this project is to develop and optimise a clinically feasible assay to detect a 3-gene biomarker and then test whether this biomarker has diagnostic, as…

Investigating the role of Langhans type multinucleated giant cells in giant cell arteritis.

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Daniel Maunder 

The aim of this project is to investigate the formation & function of Langhans-type multinucleated giant cells to improve our understanding of giant cell arteritis.

The Study

Giant cell arteritis…