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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University. We are the only BRC in the country to focus on the conversion of lab-based research around ageing and long-term conditions into practical and meaningful benefits for patients, the public and the health and care system.

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Understanding accelerated ageing for people living with HIV: a trainee’s story

The NIHR Newcastle BRC is committed to advancing the scientific knowledge on the most common age-related diseases and long-term conditions, in order to improve treatments and potential cures. In his NIHR Newcastle BRC-funded PhD, Matthew Hunt explored the underlying causes of accelerated ageing for people living with HIV (PLWH). Here, he tells us more about […]

Funding boost to research multimorbidity in hospital patients

Scientists have been given almost £4m to improve understanding of multimorbidity in hospital patients. Research led by Newcastle University will focus on multiple long-term conditions in hospitalised patients and is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The four-year ADMISSION study aims to transform understanding of how different […]

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Newcastle Clinical Research Facility appoints new Director

We are delighted for our colleague Professor Fai Ng, who has been appointed as Director of the NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility (CFR). As Deputy Lead for the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre’s Musculoskeletal Disease theme, Professor Ng’s appointment will bring even more synergy between the vital elements of translational research, as well as the […]

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Meet the researcher: Professor Muzlifah Haniffa

In our fourth ‘Meet the researcher’ post, we talk to Muzlifah Haniffa, Professor Professor of Dermatology and Immunology at Newcastle University, a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, and a Lister Institute Prize Fellow. She was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2020, and is an Associate Faculty at Wellcome Sanger […]

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Experts in Newcastle collaborate on COVID-19 research, examining the immune system in detail

In a recent pre-print paper, experts in Newcastle share research findings on a detailed examination of the immune system during COVID-19. In collaboration with Cambridge University, Wellcome Sanger Institute, European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and University College London (UCL), experts from Newcastle University have contributed to vital research profiling the immune response in COVID-19. Professor Muzz […]

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How can we live longer in better health?

Newcastle experts contribute to House of Lords report on healthy ageing and make recommendations for improvements. Today (Friday 15th January 2021), the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published a report which warns that the Government “must act now” if the “Ageing Society Grand Challenge” target of ensuring people have five extra healthy […]

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