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The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) works to transform lives through world-leading research in ageing and multiple long-term conditions (MLTC).

Our experimental medicine and translational research turns innovative ideas and discoveries into practical benefits for patients, as well as contributing to the local and national economy.​

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Pilot Open Day Invites Community Groups to get Involved in Health Research

Women from two local community groups were invited to a pilot community open day, raising awareness of health research and why its important underserved communities get involved. The Angelou Centre, which supports black and minoritised women and Haref Connected Voice, which connects ethnically marginalized communities and organisations to reduce health inequalities, attended the event run […]

Newcastle Researchers win Jain Foundation’s 2024 Dysferlin Conference Awards

The Jain Foundation’s 2024 Dysferlin Conference in Houston in May was a great success for the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre (JWMDRC)  with four members of the team being recognised for their achievements. Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy R2 Dysferlin related is a rare muscular dystrophy affecting an estimated 5-8/ per million population globally.  Limb […]

Healthcare Research is all our Business

Pathways and Opportunities for Health and Care Professionals   Are you interested in finding out about research opportunities in your practice? Join us at our free in-person event to find out more.   Date: Wednesday 2 October 2024 Time: 13:00 – 16:00 Venue: The Catalyst Building, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6TG   ‘Health […]

Multiple Long-Term Conditions (MLTC) Cross-NIHR Collaboration (CNC) Launch

Wednesday 27 November 2024, 09:30 – 18:00 Royal College of General Practitioners 30 Euston Square, London Join us for the Multiple Long-Term Conditions (MLTC) Cross NIHR-Collaboration (CNC) Launch, an event that will bring together NIHR research infrastructure, MLTC researchers, public contributors and wider stakeholders from across the UK to showcase progress of the CNC so […]

Arrival of ‘Walk to a Cure’ Fundraisers at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality

On Friday 17 May, the last day of Dementia Awareness Week, Dr John Hirst and his friends Patricia Husband and Terry Owens completed their Alzheimer’s Research UK ‘Walk to a Cure’ from Stockton-on-Tees to Newcastle with the arrival at the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Building. The three friends walked 60 miles over 5 days from […]

The Benchmarking Exercise Programme for Older People (BEPOP) – New Paper Published

Newcastle Hospital’s Frailty Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Charlotte Buckland, is celebrating recent publication of the results from the first wave of the national Benchmarking Exercise Programme for Older People (BEPOP) in the Journal of Frailty, Sarcopenia and Falls.   The BEPOP project is a collaborative initiative run by the British Geriatrics Society, AGILE (the professional network for […]