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Newcastle University receives funding for new research unit

Newcastle University is receiving almost £2 million for a cutting-edge research unit focused on organ donation to help improve the outcomes for patients waiting for and receiving transplants. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has launched a £20m set of research units in the UK across blood, organs, plasma, and stem cells. The five Blood and […]

Immune cell characteristics mapped across multiple tissues

Experts have shed new light on the types and traits of immune cells that can be found in the human body, from early life to adulthood. Previously underexplored immune cell populations have been the focus of a Newcastle University study, mapping across multiple tissues in development and adulthood. The work provides new insights into how […]

Landmark publication presents the most complete immunological profile in early rheumatoid arthritis to date

Published in Nature Scientific Data, the RA-MAP consortium study offers a vast resource of data and samples for further research into rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMID) that clinically manifests in the joints, but is systemic in impact. Early and intensive treatment is a critical determinant of long-term outcome, although […]

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1000 econsent volunteers for Newcastle BioResource!

The NIHR BioResource Newcastle recruits it’s 1000th volunteer using electronic consent. In 2019 the NIHR BioResource Centre Newcastle became the first Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sponsored project to launch electronic consent, in line with the Trust’s ambition to be at the cutting edge of digital health services through its Paperlite systems. Since then, despite the challenges of […]

Type 2 diabetes remission is possible for people with lower BMIs

A new ‘game-changing’ study by Professor Roy Taylor and his team shows remission from type 2 diabetes is possible for people with lower BMIs.  The new study has shown that remission of type 2 diabetes is possible even for some people with lower body weights.  Results from the Diabetes UK-funded Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes […]

How do I acknowledge the BRC in my research outputs?

Acknowledging the support of the BRC is a contractual requirement. Any BRC support, whether salary, project funding, studentship or use of indirect resources or facilities that receive underpinning BRC funding requires acknowledgement. The NIHR monitors and measures our performance from outputs, so anything that has not been acknowledged will not be counted. Future funding for […]