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Ageing Syndromes

Understanding more about how we age: a trainee’s story

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Determining the regulation of immune checkpoint co-receptors in an ageing immune system

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Principal Investigator: Dr Shoba Amarnath

Our immune system consists of the adaptive immune system and the innate immune system. Specialised cells called T cells make up the adaptive immune system…

Funding available for NMHAPs

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The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) are offering an opportunity for suitable individuals to undertake a six-month research internship.

The Newcastle BRC is a partnership between the Newcastle upon…

Newcastle BRC Director to present at NIHR conference

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Professor Avan Sayer will deliver keynote address at the NIHR Academy Members’ Conference this year.

The conference will take place online on 23 and 24 November 2021. The title for…

Patient recruitment begins for muscle strength study

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Recruitment begins for MET-PREVENT; a research trial to examine treatments for older people with muscle weakness.

MET-PREVENT is a Newcastle BRC-funded study. It will test whether the medicine metformin can…

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…