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Nottingham, United Kingdom

Early Life Nutrition and Disease

Language: English Studies in English
Kind of studies: full-time studies, part-time studies
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
A disease is any condition which results in the disorder of a structure or function in a living organism that is not due to any external injury. The study of disease is called pathology, which includes the study of cause. Disease is often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors such as pathogens or by internal dysfunctions, particularly of the immune system, such as an immunodeficiency, or by a hypersensitivity, including allergies and autoimmunity.
Life is a characteristic that distinguishes physical entities that do have biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, or because they never had such functions and are classified as inanimate. Various forms of life exist, such as plants, animals, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria. The criteria can at times be ambiguous and may or may not define viruses, viroids, or potential synthetic life as "living". Biology is the science concerned with the study of life.
Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism, and excretion.
Vita, si scias uti, longa est.
Life, if thou knowest how to use it, is long enough.
Seneca the Younger, De Brevitate Vitæ, II.
The horseman on the white horse was clad in a showy and barbarous attire. [...] While his horse continued galloping, he was bending his bow in order to spread pestilence abroad. At his back swung the brass quiver filled with poisoned arrows, containing the germs of all diseases.
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1916), (ch V).
Expectation postponed makes the heart sick, but a desire realized is a tree of life.
Solomon, Proverbs 13:12, NWT
A self-sustaining dairy wastewater treatment plant that uses treatment by-products to power itself and recycles waste solids and water could revolutionise water purification.
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