MRC CASE PhD Studentship in Neuroscience – Mechanisms of Tinnitus at Newcastle University

Value of award 100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £16,740 (full award). A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only. Number of awards 1 Start date and duration 1 October 2016 for 4 years. Application closing date The position will remain available until a suitable candidate is appointed. Early application is advised. Overview Tinnitus, the hearing of phantom tones or noise, afflicts up to 15% of the population. In 3% of the population it seriously affects quality of life. There is no pharmacological treatment for tinnitus. In tinnitus, neurons in the auditory centres of the brain become over active in the absence of sound. This project will use an animal model to test the hypothesis that certain ion channels influencing neuronal firing in the auditory midbrain become abnormal in…


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