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Skin and Oral Disease

UVB genomics and psoriasis

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Principal Investigator: Professors Nick J Reynolds

Full project title: Functional and genomic characterisation of ultraviolet-B on involved and uninvolved psoriatic skin: application towards understanding of environmental stress effects on ageing…

Characterising the dynamic inter-relationships between polypharmacy and multiple long-term conditions

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Principal Investigator: Professor Nick Reynolds

Full project title: Characterising the dynamic inter-relationships between polypharmacy and multiple long-term conditions. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to map patient journeys into multimorbidity clusters in…

Exploring the commonalities in neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease and neuropathic pain to identify areas for therapeutic exploitation: ExCITE study

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Principal Investigator: Emma Beecroft

The study

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and neuropathic pain (NP) often occur together, both conditions demonstrate an increase in prevalence with age. Pain is one of the most…

Dysregulated metabolic homeostasis in oropharyngeal mucosa as a common pathway in human multi systems disease

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Principal Investigators: Professor Chris Ward and Dr James Garnett

The Study

Preliminary work has demonstrated that altered glucose levels cause significant changes in metabolism in the cells of the nose.

Altered glucose…

The celebration: diversity, unconscious bias and research culture

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To celebrate the start of International Women’s Day, Newcastle BRC’s Professor Muzlifah Haniffa gave a talk on diversity and unconscious bias to members of the NU Women network.

The talk,…

Meet the researcher: Professor Muzlifah Haniffa

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In our fourth ‘Meet the researcher’ post, we talk to Muzlifah Haniffa, Professor Professor of Dermatology and Immunology at Newcastle…

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…

BRC theme lead takes part in Human Cell Atlas COVID symposium

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Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, lead for the Skin and Oral Disease theme with the NIHR Newcastle BRC, is part of a global, virtual symposium on the Human Cell Atlas and…

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

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During her PhD, Roisin Stout, a trainee working across our Skin and Oral Disease and Neuromuscular Disease theme was accepted onto a well-respected market-discovery programme for…

Leading scientist elected to prestigious Academy

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The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected prominent Newcastle Professor, Muzlifah Haniffa to their Fellowship.

Fellows to the Academy are chosen for their exceptional contributions to advancing biomedical science via…

STOP-TRANSIT study: Peri-procedural targets in toothache to stop transition to phantom neuropathic tooth pain

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Jamie Coulter

This research aims to allow the development of new therapeutics for orofacial pain patients.

The Study

Toothache is common, affecting up to 1 in 10 people in the UK and…