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Ageing Syndromes

Understanding the links between ageing and immune responses: a trainee’s story

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Wezi Sendama is one of our clinical trainees, whose work focusses on the effect of ageing on…

How can we live longer in better health?

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Newcastle experts contribute to House of Lords report on healthy ageing and make recommendations for improvements.

Today (Friday 15th January 2021), the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee

Register now – rescheduled Sarcopenia Conference

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After an initial postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to present new dates for the inaugural International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference (ISTRC), to be held virtually.

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Using METformin to PREVENT progression to frailty for older people (MET-PREVENT) – a randomised controlled proof-of-concept trial

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Principle Investigator: Professor Miles Witham

Synopsis

The aim of the MET-PREVENT study is to determine whether the drug metformin, commonly used to treat diabetes, can improve physical function in older people…

Newcastle BRC partners with European Consortium to prevent undernutrition in older age

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Newcastle University experts who are part of the NIHR Newcastle BRC, are set to lead the UK arm of a new European consortium.

The consortium has been funded 1.2 million…

New NHS initiative: get fit in your own front room

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People in Tyneside are set to benefit from a new exercise programme

Over 317,000 households across Gateshead, Newcastle and North Tyneside will have the new HowFit (Home Wellbeing and Fitness)…

Challenge accepted! Patient and Public Involvement during COVID-19

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As we restart non-COVID-19 research, Patient and Public Involvement Leads (PPI) from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (Kasia Kurowska) and NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre

Newcastle ageing researcher wins Rising Star Award

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We’d like to congratulate Dr Richard Dodds, NIHR Intermediate Clinical Fellow at the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, who has jointly won this year’s BGS Rising Star Award. He shares…

Doctor shares advice on managing low blood pressure and dizziness in older adults

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Former NIHR funded trainee has created an animation on orthostatic hypotension (OH), supporting those living with the condition to better manage their symptoms.

Dr James Frith is a Consultant Geriatrician…

New national study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 launched

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A major UK research study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched today.

The PHOSP-COVID study has been awarded £8.4million jointly by UK Research…

Relationship between skeletal muscle disorders and neurodegeneration

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In this NIHR Newcastle BRC funded study, researchers examine what links can be made between sarcopenia, an age-associated progressive muscle disorder, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease (PD)

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Multimorbidity and hospital admissions: examining the links and improving outcomes

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A key focus for the NIHR Newcastle BRC is understanding how to improve care for people with multimorbidity admitted to hospital; something that is key to improving outcomes both…