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This study will investigate the genetic causes of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders to help develop new and improved treatments.

It is being carried out by a team of researchers based at University College London.

This study will test two different low-calorie diets aimed at helping people with type 1 diabetes lose weight and improve their blood glucose control.

The study will look at daily and intermittent low-calorie diets that have already been proven to be successful to help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and improve blood glucose control.

The findings of this initial study will be used to inform further research.

It is being carried out by a diabetes specialist team at Wythenshawe Hospital, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

This study is investigating the effect of emotion on video game performance.

It is being carried out as part of a clinical psychology doctorate at The University of Manchester.

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This study is looking to understand more about the causes of giant cell arteritis (GCA).

Findings will be used to develop better treatments for this disease.

It is being carried out by a team of researchers based at the University of Leeds.

MoNoPly (Models of Nociceptive Plasticity in Chronic Pain), understanding how the brain processes pain and how it learns and adapts to sensory experiences over time.

Many people with musculoskeletal disorders experience severe pain which is often poorly managed with medications or surgical treatments. This study is looking to better understand how the brain processes pain and how it learns and adapts over time. This phenomenon is referred to as ‘nociceptive learning’.  Findings from this study will be used to improve diagnosis and treatment options for people experiencing chronic pain.

This study is being carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Liverpool.

Study looking to understand why people with different chest conditions develop a cough and how their cough compares to people without a chest condition.

  • Cough is a protective reflex that is used to clear the airways of irritating material or phlegm and is one of the most common issues for which people seek medical advice. Cough is a common feature of a range of different chest and respiratory conditions and can be associated with poor quality of life.
  • The results of this study will help researchers understand the mechanisms of coughing and may be used to help improve treatments in the future.
  • This international study is being carried out by a team of researchers at the North West Lung Centre, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

This project is developing a national register of first-degree relatives of people with rheumatoid arthritis to help understand the development of the condition.

This research is being carried out by a team at The University of Manchester.

This research is testing whether a smartphone app can help people to make healthier food choices when shopping for groceries.

  • During the first two weeks of the study, participants will scan and record all of their grocery shopping (food and drink). Participants will then be randomly allocated to one of six groups, three of which will receive in-app suggestions of healthier alternatives to some of their normal food choices.
  • Monitoring of food purchases will be done by scanning product barcodes, which will then be stored in the app. (If shopping at Waitrose, Morrisons or Iceland, products will need to be selected manually)
  • The study is being carried out by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford.

This study wants to find out the best ways to support people with type 2 diabetes increase their everyday physical activity to improve their diabetes control, particularly in the months after diagnosis.

It is being carried out by a team of researchers Liverpool John Moores University

This study will investigate the genetic causes of diabetes in a number of different ethnic groups to identify cases of MODY (maturity-onset diabetes of the young)