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Neuromuscular Disease

Researchers provide a new understanding of serious health conditions

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Researchers at Newcastle University establish how critical cell processes that are shown to be missing in some people, may provide a deeper understanding of several health conditions such as…

Understanding patient preferences in neuromuscular disease

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Neuromuscular Disease theme lead contributes to a vital paper that revealed results from a large patient preference study.

Grainne Gorman, Professor of Neurology at Newcastle University and Director of the…

Examining muscle strength for healthier ageing: a trainee’s story

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Dr Stuart Maitland is an NIHR Clinical Research Fellow at Newcastle University. During his Newcastle BRC-funded PhD, which focussed on the loss of…

Developing non-invasive biomarkers of skeletal muscle health in mitochondrial disease using Motor Unit MRI

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Principal Investigator: Professor Roger Whittaker

Mitochondrial diseases affect 1 in 4,500 people, with muscle weakness and fatigue being common symptoms. Several clinical trials have suggested exercise as an effective treatment,…

Continued funding for mitochondrial research

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Our close colleagues at the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research (WCMR) at Newcastle University have been successful in gaining further funding to support their vision until 2024.

The Centre’s Director…

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…

Newcastle BRC deputy theme lead named National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator

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A researcher from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has been named as Senior Investigator in the latest round of appointments by the NIHR.

It continues Newcastle’s consistent success…

Using imaging technology to better understand diseases

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An NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) funded project has used a novel imaging technique, which allows closer examination of tissue samples, to better understand the mechanisms behind key…

Meet the researcher: Professor Volker Straub

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In our third ‘Meet the researcher’ post, we talk to Professor Volker Straub, Professor of Neuromuscular Genetics at Newcastle…

Wishing Professor Doug Turnbull a very happy retirement as he prepares to leave Newcastle University

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Professor Sir Doug, who co-founded the Mitochondrial Research Group at Newcastle University with Professor Robert Lightowlers thirty years ago, has had a remarkable career dedicated to improving the lives…

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…

Professor of Neurology wins Buchanan Medal

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Professor Sir Doug Turnbull has been awarded this year’s Buchanan Medal, for outstanding contributions to biomedicine, particularly in the field of mitochondrial disease.

The Buchanan Medal is awarded for distinguished…