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Ageing Projects

Development of a novel imaging method “Motor Unit Magnetic Resonance Imaging” (MUMRI) to investigate motor unit activity in ageing.

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Matthew Birkbeck

Developing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to study functional muscle activity in ageing.

The Study

Sarcopenia is a condition affecting people over the age of 50 and is a progressive…

Investigating the impact of cellular senescence on muscle ageing

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Leena Habiballa

With age, our muscle mass and strength decline, leading to loss of function and capacity for physical activity, known as…

Muscle Ageing Sarcopenia Study Lifecourse (MASS_Lifecourse)

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Establishing a life course cohort for advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sarcopenia.

The Study

Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass and function with advancing years. It has…

TASKMASTER: TArgeting the SKeletal Muscle pump to Aid Standing in Elders with postuRal hypotension

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Principal Investigator: Dr James Frith

This study aims to develop an efficacious and acceptable new therapy; ultimately aiming to improve the quality of life of older people with Orthostatic Hypotension…

MASS (Muscle Ageing and Sarcopenia Studies)

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Principal Investigator: Professor Avan Sayer

Two pilot studies (MASS-PD, recruiting patients with Parkinsons disease, and MASS pilot, a pilot study for the main MASS lifecourse study) have completed successfully. The…

MIlkMAN: MIlk Intervention Muscle Ageing

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Principal Investigator: Dr Antoneta Granic

The Milk in Muscle AgeiNg study has now completed. This pilot RCT recruited 30 older people with functional impairment, successfully delivered a 12 week programme…