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School of Health and Human Performance

PhD Researcher

Name: Mr. Paul O'Connor

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For Qualification of Study: Ph.D.

Research Title: Endothelial Microparticles and Exercise

Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) are tiny fragments released when endothelial cells are subjected to various stresses. Formation of EMPs is a part of normal cellular function but is increased in conditions that cause cell stress, cell death, or altered cellular capability. E MPs have the potential to be markers of various endothelial conditions but also have been shown to be active in various biological processes such as inflammation. Increases in EMPs are associated with many vascular diseases. It is widely accepted that regular physical activity can reduce all cause mortality and improve a number of health outcomes. Paul's research research examines the effects of both acute and chronic exercise on EMPs.

Supervisor: Professor Niall Moyna