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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 in ageing and long-term conditions, into practical and meaningful benefits for patients, the public and the health and care system.

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Translational Research at Newcastle University

New web pages launch for Translational Research, connecting researchers to expertise and resources. The Translational Research web pages highlight the full range of support available to researchers at the different stages of the translational pathway. The pages contain a vital network directory for researchers to access information on teams, organisations, and partners, who can support […]

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Understanding more about how we age: a trainee’s story

Leena Habiballa studied for her PhD with the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre. Her work focussed on senescence; understanding more about how we age on a cellular level. This is improving our understanding of the ageing process and working towards possible trials to look for treatments for ageing related conditions. She tells us about her experience […]

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Health informatics Q&A, with Dr Mo Osman

We are delighted to welcome Dr Mo Osman to the team as BRC Informatics Fellow. His role is brand new and reflects the rapidly growing trend in healthcare and research, to understand more about electronic patient records and the wealth of information that data can bring. We caught up with him as he starts his […]

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Join us at the International Lewy Body Dementia Conference 2022

Newcastle University will host the next International Lewy Body Dementia Conference (ILBDC). This event is the premier meeting for DLB internationally and it attracts key experts and trialists in this area. The event will take place from Wednesday 15 June until Friday 17 June 2022 at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton Hotel. The ILBDC brings laboratory […]

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People with Long-COVID after hospitalisation face limited recovery after one year

People who were hospitalised with COVID-19 and continued to experience symptoms at five months show limited further recovery one year after hospital discharge. These findings are from recent results of the PHOSP-COVID study, released as a pre-print on medRxiv on Wednesday 15 December. The study also confirmed earlier research that people who were less likely […]

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Developments in Mitochondrial disease

A new review examines endocrine manifestations and developments in mitochondrial disease research. The review is supported by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre’s (BRC) Neuromuscular Disease Theme. It brings together researchers across Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to address the major developments in mitochondrial disease over the past decade. Mitochondrial […]

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Professor David Jones

Liver Disease Theme Lead and Industry Lead

Professor Wan-Fai Ng

Musculoskeletal Disease Deputy Theme Lead

Dr Emma Raine

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Colette Kirk

Trainee (NMAHP)