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Musculoskeletal Disease

Series of films on fatigue, available to the public

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Experts across healthcare and academia in Newcastle have produced a number of short patient education films aimed at supporting people with symptoms of fatigue as they recover from COVID-19.

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Newcastle BRC theme lead engages with thousands at online conference

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Professor of Clinical Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disease theme lead with the NIHR Newcastle BRC engaged with thousands of online conference delegates as he presented at the virtual EULAR Congress…

The John Isaacs PhD scholarship announced

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Development of a diagnostic and therapeutic response biomarker for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Ian Herron 

The aim of this project is to develop and optimise a clinically feasible assay to detect a 3-gene biomarker and then test whether this biomarker has diagnostic, as…

Detection of somatic mutations in rheumatoid arthritis

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Fareeha Tariq 

The project takes a novel approach at the interface of a long-term condition (RA) and ageing.

The Study

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease most commonly diagnosed in aging…

Investigating the role of Langhans type multinucleated giant cells in giant cell arteritis.

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Daniel Maunder 

The aim of this project is to investigate the formation & function of Langhans-type multinucleated giant cells to improve our understanding of giant cell arteritis.

The Study

Giant cell arteritis…

Research and industry collaborate to learn more about fatigue

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In a NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre funded project Professor Wan-Fai Ng and colleagues have collaborated with industry partners GSK to use wearable devices to explore the potential benefits…

Developing objective assessment tools for measuring fatigue in clinical studies

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Principal Investigator: Professor Wan-Fai Ng

 

The ultimate aim of the study is to identify candidate biobehavioural parameters that can…

Predicting drug-free remission in rheumatoid arthritis

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Identifying predictors to reduce drug prescription in rheumatoid arthritis – a case study by Dr Ken Baker

The Biomarkers of Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis (BioRRA) Study formed the basis of…

New hope for Sjogren’s Syndrome sufferers as understanding of the condition advances

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Deputy Theme Lead for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Musculoskeletal Disease research, Professor Wan-Fai Ng has recently published findings that revolutionise the…