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Newcastle ageing researcher wins Rising Star Award

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We’d like to congratulate Dr Richard Dodds, NIHR Intermediate Clinical Fellow at the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, who has jointly won this year’s BGS Rising Star Award. He shares…

Taking teaching online for Geriatric Medicine speciality trainees

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Last week, experts in ageing research, supported by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) stepped in to deliver a training session to regional trainees.

Teaching sessions for speciality trainees…

The John Isaacs PhD scholarship announced

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Understanding how bile acids cause cognitive deficits in Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

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Lucy Gee

This project aims to investigate the specific effects bile acids have on cell populations within the brain, as well as the ability of drug treatments to reverse these…

Sarcopenia and Frailty in early dementia with Lewy bodies

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Samantha Waite

This research investigates sarcopenia and frailty in individuals with prodromal dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Study

Sarcopenia and frailty are both increasingly recognised in older patients, but…

Muscle function as a mediator of ageing phenotype in people living with HIV: a basis for stratified intervention

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Matthew Hunt

HIV is now a chronic manageable condition, but health span is less well preserved than lifespan. People living with HIV (PLWH) present a valuable model in which to…

Interrogating mitochondrial dysfunction in human facial appearance and ageing

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Roisin Stout

The main objective of this project is to investigate the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in ageing- specifically in relation to the skin.

The Study

Mitochondria are the batteries of the…

Age-related bladder dysfunction and mitochondrial biology

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Nana-Jane Chipampe

This project aims to establish the suitability of measuring mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) by sequencing Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer patients’ urine.

The Study

Bladder cancer is the most common urinary tract…

The effect of ageing on the resolution of inflammation

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Wezi Sendama

This project aims to test the hypothesis that ageing impairs the clearance of inflammatory cells such as neutrophils from the lung after their recruitment in acute inflammation. In…

Unravelling the mutational landscape of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in older adults to improve treatment.

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Thomas Creasey

Genomic characterisation of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in older adults

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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most frequent cancer of childhood but the disease also becomes more common with…

Developing novel biomarkers of motor system changes in ageing humans.

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Stuart Maitland

Neurophysiology of age-related muscle weakness

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As we grow old, we lose muscle bulk and strength. This muscle loss, termed ‘sarcopenia’, is a major burden on the health and…