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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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Newcastle expert awarded £2.5m for dementia research

In a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Australian NHMRC, almost £2.5m has been awarded to fund a trial to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of memantine in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and patients with Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD). The study will be led by Professor […]

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Newcastle BRC deputy theme lead named National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator

A researcher from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has been named as Senior Investigator in the latest round of appointments by the NIHR. It continues Newcastle’s consistent success in securing such appointments, with each of the NIHR Newcastle BRC’s research themes having leaders appointed as Senior Investigators. NIHR Senior Investigators are among the […]

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Newcastle BRC Training Fellow is awarded Doctoral Research Fellowship

Colette Kirk (pictured left), a Senior Dietitian at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and current Training Fellow with NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) will embark on an Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Doctoral Research Fellowship. The ICA Fellowship is jointly awarded by Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and […]

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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 […]

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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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