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Meet the Researcher: Professor Lynn Rochester

In our eighth Meet the Researcher, we meet Lynn Rochester, Professor of Human Movement Science at Newcastle University. She started her career as a physiotherapist, joining the academic world…

Join us at the International Lewy Body Dementia Conference 2022

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Newcastle University will host the next International Lewy Body Dementia Conference (ILBDC).

This event is the premier meeting for DLB internationally and it attracts key experts and trialists in this…

International Lewy Body Dementia Conference 2022

Newcastle University will host the seventh International Lewy body Dementia Conference (ILBDC) on June 15 – 17 2022 at the Newcastle-Gateshead Hilton Hotel.

The ILBDC brings together laboratory and clinical…

Light shed on role of fats and proteins in Lewy Body dementia

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Increased levels of certain fats and proteins found in one of the most common forms of dementia, Lewy body dementia, could help with diagnosis and test for the effectiveness…

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…

£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…

Newcastle is top of the list for research into dementia with Lewy bodies

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According to a recently published Expertscape list, Newcastle University has ranked number one in terms of expertise in dementia with Lewy bodies.

The Expertscape list highlights the number of…

Dementia researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

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A former Newcastle BRC trainee receives a highly coveted Clinician Scientist Fellowship with the Medical Research Council.

Dr Paul Donaghy began studying for his PhD at Newcastle University in…

CamEL Project – improving the diagnosis of early Lewy body disease

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Principal Investigator: Dr Gemma Roberts

Full title: Improving the Interpretation of Cardiac Sympathetic Imaging with MIBG for More Accurate Diagnosis of Early Lewy Body Disease

Did you know that a heart…

Detecting Lewy body dementia using heart scans

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Research supported by the Newcastle BRC gathers evidence on the accuracy of a heart scan for diagnosing Lewy body dementia at its earliest stages.

Funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK)…

“ESP+” – Extending and Improving ESP in the Diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s Disease

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Principal Investigator: Dr Lina Gliaudelytė

Image: Fibrils of alpha-synuclein produced using ESP

Each year in the UK there are around 20,000 new cases of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and 20,000…