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People with Long-COVID after hospitalisation face limited recovery after one year

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People who were hospitalised with COVID-19 and continued to experience symptoms at five months show limited further recovery one year after hospital discharge.

These findings are from recent results of…

The symptom of fatigue – next steps for a better understanding

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Professor Wan-Fai Ng has worked with colleagues to produce a review on fatigue as a symptom of inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

The review highlights current knowledge and what needs to…

Newcastle experts receive funding to help diagnose and treat long-COVID

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Researchers at Newcastle University are amongst experts across England to receive part of £19.6m of funding to improve understanding of the condition, from diagnosis and treatment, to rehabilitation and…

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…

Reimagining the relationship between universities and the NHS: Dame Jackie Daniel

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In a recent blog published on the NHS Confederation website, Dame Jackie Daniel writes on changing the way universities and the NHS work as anchor institutions to be even…

BRC-funded researcher investigates long term effects of COVID-19 on the heart

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Funded almost £150,000 by a national charity, this project will focus on investigating long-term inflammation of the heart following COVID-19 infection.

Around 10% of COVID-19 patients in the UK will…

Differing immune responses discovered in asymptomatic cases versus those with severe covid-19

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The largest study of its type in the UK has identified differences in the immune response to COVID-19, between people with no symptoms, compared to those suffering a more…

Study reveals increased risks of mortality in COVID-19 patients with frailty

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New research featuring input from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in…

Experts in Newcastle collaborate on COVID-19 research, examining the immune system in detail

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In a recent pre-print paper, experts in Newcastle share research findings on a detailed examination of the immune system during COVID-19.

In collaboration with Cambridge University, Wellcome Sanger Institute, European…

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

Research into COVID-19 Vaccines: What Information would people like?

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We want to hear from people across the North East and North Cumbria who are currently undecided on taking part in NHS COVID-19 vaccine research.

We would like your help…

Understanding neurological impacts of COVID-19

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Deputy Lead for for the Newcastle BRC’s Dementia theme, Professor John-Paul Taylor, joins Newcastle colleagues to become part of a nationwide consortium to understand more about the neurological impact…