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Embarking on a PhD with the NIHR – Hannah shares her story so far

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Hannah Lumley (pictured right) is currently a Research Assistant at Newcastle University, funded by the NIHR Newcastle BRC. For…

Making ageing a focus for the future

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Latest Government Vision document reflects the importance of ageing for the future of healthcare

The Government’s Life Sciences Vision, released 6 July by the Department for Business, Energy and…

Supporting research careers for healthcare colleagues across England

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Through partial funding for Masters-level modules in healthcare with older people, we have supported a broad range of healthcare professionals to embark on research careers.

Getting Started in Clinical Research with Older People

If you work with older people and are thinking about embarking on some research, this course provides the ideal starting point.

We are currently in the processes of finalising details…

Five steps for action from the International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference 2021

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Following a successful event, jointly hosted by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (Newcastle BRC) and Newcastle University’s AGE Research Group, we look at the key messages for interdisciplinary…

Role of immune ageing in cardiac inflammation of convalescent COVID-19 patients

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Principal Investigator: Professor Ioakim Spyridopoulos

Up to 10% of symptomatic patients in the UK have been suffering from consequences related to COVID-19 for more than three months (‘long-COVID syndrome’). Up…

The UK Multiple Long Term Conditions Research Registry

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Principal Investigator: Professor Miles Witham

Recruiting people with multiple long-term conditions is essential if research studies are to be representative of people cared for by clinical services. Finding the right…

Funding available for healthcare professionals

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The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Centre plans to fund a small number of partial scholarships for the Clinical Research with Older People Masters module starting in…

Frailty in Chronic Limb Threatening Ischaemia (FraiLTI)

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Principal Investigator: Mr Sandip Nandhra

Full title: A prospective multicentre observational study to determine the incidence of frailty, sarcopenia and multimorbidity in chronic limb threatening ischaemia and the associated impact…

5 things you should know about…the International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference

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With less than a month to go until the first International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference (ISTRC), here’s a few things you need to know.

Sarcopenia is a growing area of…

BRC-funded researcher investigates long term effects of COVID-19 on the heart

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Funded almost £150,000 by a national charity, this project will focus on investigating long-term inflammation of the heart following COVID-19 infection.

Around 10% of COVID-19 patients in the UK will…

RAMUS (Rheumatoid Arthritis Muscle Study)

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Principal Investigator: Professor John Isaacs

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have problems with muscle weakness and wasting (sarcopenia) as well as joint inflammation. In fact we think that the…