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Dementia with Lewy bodies: why early detection is key to care and quest

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Ian McKeith is an award winning expert in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and led the dementia with Lewy bodies Consortium in producing key guidelines to detecting the characteristic…

NIHR Newcastle BRC’s response to national COVID-19 crisis

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Scientists and clinicians working as part of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) share what they are doing in support of the unprecedented challenges during COVID-19

As part…

Lifestyle as Therapy in Liver Disease

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Jadine Scragg

This feasibility study aims to assess the proposed recruitment strategies in a well-defined patient group with advanced Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and will determine whether…

Newcastle BRC’s Professor John-Paul Taylor awarded grant from The Lewy Body Society

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Professor John-Paul Taylor, NIHR Newcastle BRC Dementia Deputy Theme Lead and Dr Michael Firbank, an Associate Researcher at Newcastle University, have been awarded £158,000…

Konstantinos Stellos – Journal of the American College of Cardiology paper

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Professor Konstantinos Stellos has had a paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology setting out a hypothesis for the role of Amyloid-Beta in Cardiovascular Ageing….

New link between causes of Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease proposed by Newcastle BRC-supported research

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Two NIHR Newcastle BRC researchers awarded the prestigious title of ‘NIHR Senior Investigators’ in 2020

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Professor Lynn Rochester and Professor John Simpson, two senior academic researchers supported by the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) have been made Senior Investigators by the National Institute for…

Scratching the surface: Gene signatures in pigmented skin lesions

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Principal Investigator: Dr Neil Rajan

This project aims to support research that underpins the understanding of skin cancer in the elderly population by exploring how gene signatures in melanomas vary…

Muscle Ageing Sarcopenia Study Lifecourse (MASS_Lifecourse)

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Principal Investigator: Dr Richard Dodds

Establishing a life course cohort for advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sarcopenia.


The Study

Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass and function with…

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…

Improving cardiovascular outcomes in acute coronary syndrome: a joint study with industry

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Lead researcher: Dr Vijay Kunadian

Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of death in the United Kingdom for people over the age of 65. Almost half of all…