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How blood and immune systems form in developing bone marrow

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Researchers have found that in the space of just a few weeks, numerous blood and immune cell types emerge from developing bone marrow, including key white blood cells that…

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…

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…

Key milestone: first UK patient enrolled in DMD gene therapy trial at DMD Hub site

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Pfizer has announced that the first UK-based DMD patient has been enrolled in a gene therapy trial at Newcastle Hospitals, a DMD Hub site.

Pfizer have announced the enrolment of…

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…