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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…

SARC-NET: Paving the way for public participation in sarcopenia research

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In a project funded by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), researchers have facilitated patient participation in sarcopenia research through a brand-new dedicated registry.

Background

The NIHR Newcastle BRC is…

Developmental origins of eczema and psoriasis discovered

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Scientists have created a highly detailed map of skin, which reveals that cellular processes from development are re-activated in cells from patients with inflammatory skin disease.

The researchers from the…

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

A year in graphics: Newcastle BRC 2019 – 2020

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The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is committed to improving lives through world-class research in ageing and long-term conditions. A partnership between Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and…

North East research staff praised for efforts in Falcon-MoonShot Study

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Falcon C-19 (Facilitating Accelerated Clinical evaluation Of Novel diagnostic tests for COVID-19) is an Urgent Public Health study (UPH), led by Kimberley Webster. It has been recruiting very successfully…

Improving diagnosis and management of Lewy body dementias

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Through an NIHR-funded project; DIAMOND-Lewy, researchers from Newcastle University and University of Cambridge have created a Management Toolkit for better diagnosis and disease management of dementia with Lewy bodies…

Newcastle BRC partners with European Consortium to prevent undernutrition in older age

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Newcastle University experts who are part of the NIHR Newcastle BRC, are set to lead the UK arm of a new European consortium.

The consortium has been funded 1.2 million…

New NHS initiative: get fit in your own front room

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People in Tyneside are set to benefit from a new exercise programme

Over 317,000 households across Gateshead, Newcastle and North Tyneside will have the new HowFit (Home Wellbeing and Fitness)…

Multiverse Lab: new online experience for patient involvement in the North East

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Residents living north of the Tyne are being asked to take part in a new interactive, online experience called Multiverse Lab that will shape the future of health research…

Linking skin ageing research with industry: a trainee’s story

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Our NIHR Newcastle BRC trainees are offered a range of career development opportunities to enhance their prospects beyond their PhD study with us. Roisin Stout, a trainee working…