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Healthcare professionals get started in clinical research

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Ageing researchers and clinicians host a two-day course for healthcare professionals wishing to embark on clinical research with older people.

Professor Miles Witham, Dr Ellen Tullo and Dr Richard Dodds,…

Student projects tell us more about ageing research across the world

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We are delighted to share outputs from Newcastle University postgraduate students who were the recipients of Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) bursaries.

As part of our commitment to supporting early…

Meet the researcher: Dr Alison Yarnall

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In our sixth ‘Meet the researcher’ post, we meet Dr Alison Yarnall, one of our NIHR Newcastle BRC-funded researchers. She recently…

New animation raises awareness of functional decline in older adults in hospital

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Healthcare professionals create an animation highlighting the effects of inactivity in older hospital patients.

Róisín Fallen-Bailey (pictured) and Catherine Thomas are the healthcare professionals behind the new animation. The purpose…

£2.5 million to improve treatment of delirium in hospitals

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Researchers from Newcastle University will be part of a new £2.5 million research programme in delirium.

Led by University of Exeter, the programme will find new ways to help people…

Professor Avan Sayer ranked in top 10 global ageing research experts

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Professor Avan Sayer, Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre is recognised as one of the leading experts in sarcopenia globally, according to a recent list published by…

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 health care professionals in research

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

The Clinical Research with Older…

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…

Examining muscle strength for healthier ageing: a trainee’s story

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Dr Stuart Maitland is an NIHR Clinical Research Fellow at Newcastle University. During his Newcastle BRC-funded PhD, which focussed on the loss of…