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Research projects

The role of epigenetic modifications in COPD

Seeking answers to the biomarkers of  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an irreversible lung disease.

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The pathogenesis of neuroblastoma

Investigating the contribution of transposable elements and endogenous retroviruses to gene deregulation and pathogene...

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Recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage

Determining the recovery response to muscle-damaging exercise when in a state of low energy availability.

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Personalising sodium bicarbonate supplementation to maximise performance

Helping athletes maximise their performances with personalised supplements of sodium bicarbonate, a hitherto inconsist...

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Effects of sodium bicarbonate on exercise performance and recovery

Investigating whether sodium bicarbonate can help aid an athlete's performance and recovery, particularly in the world...

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Zinc homeostasis at the host-pathogen interface

The  Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc ) is best known for causing severe respiratory infections in people with Cystic...

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Athlete preparation for elite swimming

Enhancing the understanding, and place a greater emphasis on, the nutritional needs of young swimmers to maximise thei...

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Ergogenic aids for adolescent swimmers

Utilising the use of ergogenic aids to help adolescent swimmers maximise their performance.

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The difference in athletes post-sodium bicarbonate digestion

The time to peak blood bicarbonate, pH and strong ion difference in elite adolescent swimmers following sodium bicarbo...

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The Football Gene Project

A multi-disciplinary investigation into the association of genetic polymorphisms with performance-related phenotypes i...

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Developing interactive biofeedback technology to enable patient recovery

Our team of researchers are developing innovative, interactive technology that will advance patient recovery and provi...

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The British South Asian pathway into elite cricket

PhD researcher Tom Brown is investigating why, despite its immense popularity, so few British South Asian cricketers m...

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Genetics and Bone Mineral Density

Investigating bone mineral density in athletes and understanding which genetic variants may be associated with this ph...

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Developing a low-cost, portable polarisation-sensitive optical coherence tomography imaging system

Researchers in C-LaSS are pursuing a low-cost polarisation-sensitive optical coherence tomography, in order for patien...

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Investigating the menstrual cycle tracking practices of athletes

With a better understanding of athletes' menstrual cycles needed, researchers in HELS are investigating in order to imp...

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