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Ageing Syndromes

Newcastle BRC’s Director co-authors commentary on diagnosis and treatment of sarcopenia

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Professor Avan Aihie Sayer, Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), and Professor Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal Spain,…

Comparative analysis of microsatellite instability and somatic mismatch repair gene status in Lynch related skin and upper gastrointestinal cancers

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Principal Investigator: Dr Neil Rajan

Lynch syndrome (LS) is a genetic cancer predisposition syndrome, characterised by an increased risk of developing a wide variety of tumours, most notably bowel, womb,…

Exploring conserved gene expression programmes across tissues in ageing

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Principal Investigator: Dr Gary Reynolds

There have been dramatic increases in life expectancy in the UK and these changes are predicted to continue with around 8.6 million people in 50…

Inaugural MLTC Symposium attracts big name speakers, sparks conversation & champions collaboration

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The ADMISSION Collaborative and AGE Research Group were delighted to host the inaugural UK Multiple Long-Term Conditions (MLTC) Symposium welcoming over 130 delegates, including academics and patient and public…

What is the health or social care breakthrough you hope to see in your lifetime?

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Multiverse Lab answers this important question through the voices of people across the North East and Cumbria.

Since its launch in Autumn 2020, Multiverse Lab has reached over 3000 people…

Ageing at the heart of Newcastle’s future

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A cutting-edge £500m development supporting the understanding, care and innovation of products and services for an ageing population has been given the go ahead in Newcastle.

The regeneration of the…

Dr Jonny Bunn, Geriatric Medicine Registrar, awarded research funding from the British Geriatrics Society

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Dr Jonny Bunn has successfully been awarded £7,700 research funding from the BGS to investigate the relationship between skeletal muscle and gut bacteria (the microbiome) in participants of the…

Transforming the definition and diagnosis of sarcopenia

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Sarcopenia is a condition where muscle strength and size fall below critical thresholds as a person ages.

This can lead to a range of major adverse health outcomes including impaired…

Newcastle awarded UKRI funding for Ageing Research Translation (ART) of Healthy Ageing Network

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Prof Miles Witham, BRC Deputy Theme Lead for Ageing Syndromes and Prof Avan Sayer, BRC Director lead the collaboration which has been awarded £200,000 from the Biotechnology and Biological…

Resistance exercise as a treatment for sarcopenia: prescription and delivery

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A new publication published in Age and Ageing provides guidance for prescribing and delivering exercise to older people living with sarcopenia.

Resistance exercise is a first-line treatment for sarcopenia, yet…

Q&A with Professor Rachel Cooper

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We are delighted to welcome Professor Rachel Cooper to the BRC as Professor of Translational Epidemiology.

Since completing my formal training in epidemiology – an MSc in Epidemiology…

Learning more about ‘giant cell arteritis’: a trainee’s story

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Daniel Maunder studied for his PhD with the NIHR Newcastle BRC. He worked alongside Skin and Oral Disease theme lead, Professor Muzlifah Haniffa….