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Ageing Syndromes

New link between causes of Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease proposed by Newcastle BRC-supported research

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Interventions for better muscle ageing

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Can a milk and resistance exercise intervention improve muscle function in older adults at risk of sarcopenia?

Supported by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, the MIlk Intervention Muscle AgeiNg…

TASKMASTER: TArgeting the SKeletal Muscle pump to Aid Standing in Elders with postuRal hypotension

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Principal Investigator: Dr James Frith

This study aims to develop an efficacious and acceptable new therapy; ultimately aiming to improve the quality of life of older people with Orthostatic Hypotension…

MASS (Muscle Ageing and Sarcopenia Studies)

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Principal Investigator: Professor Avan Sayer

Two pilot studies (MASS-PD, recruiting patients with Parkinsons disease, and MASS pilot, a pilot study for the main MASS lifecourse study) have completed successfully. The…

MIlkMAN: MIlk Intervention Muscle Ageing

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Principal Investigator: Dr Antoneta Granic

The Milk in Muscle AgeiNg study has now completed. This pilot RCT recruited 30 older people with functional impairment, successfully delivered a 12 week programme…

New research shows how long-term conditions are linked to sarcopenia

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Researchers with Newcastle AGE Group have found links between long-term conditions and sarcopenia, suggesting that targeted interventions in older patients could aid prevention and more effective treatment for this…

£1.4m grant awarded to Newcastle BRC investigator

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Dr James Frith, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University and a Consultant Geriatrician in the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded £1.4 million from the National Institute…

NIHR Newcastle BRC experts give evidence as part of House of Lords Ageing Inquiry

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Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Avan Sayer, and Professor of Trials for Older People, Miles Witham, gave evidence to the House…

Matthew Birkbeck (Trainee) – Conference oral presentation

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British Chapter – International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 16/09/19

Oral Presentation – Non-Invasive Imaging of Human Motor Units