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Innovative data mining using deep learning advanced photoplethysmography pulse wave analysis for the assessment of endothelial dysfunction in systemic sclerosis and related cardiovascular conditions.

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Sadaf Iqbal

This project focuses on exploring the potential of simple, low-cost and portable Photoplethysmography (PPG) signals in the diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis. It aims to use signal processing knowledge…

Brain dynamics as confirmatory biomarker of dementia with Lewy bodies versus Alzheimer’s disease – An electrophysiological study

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Ramtin Mehraram

This research focuses on assessing how the electrical activity of the brain is affected in the different forms of dementia. With this research he aims to contribute in…

Development of a novel imaging method “Motor Unit Magnetic Resonance Imaging” (MUMRI) to investigate motor unit activity in ageing.

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Matthew Birkbeck

Developing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to study functional muscle activity in ageing.

The Study

Sarcopenia is a condition affecting people over the age of 50 and is a progressive…

Investigating the impact of cellular senescence on muscle ageing

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Leena Habiballa

With age, our muscle mass and strength decline, leading to loss of function and capacity for physical activity, known as…

Personalised Nutrition in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Feasibility of a Nutrigenomic Therapeutic Approach

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Laura Haigh 

NAFLD is a metabolic liver disease that poses a considerable challenge for 21st century healthcare. This increasingly common cause of liver dysfunction and multi-morbidity demands effective dietetic input…

An investigation of the credentials of a novel lysine deacetylase as an age-related biomarker for periodontitis

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Christopher Dowson 

The aim of the project is to investigate the role of SIRT2 in periodontitis in cell culture models in vitro and as a diagnostic measure in vivo.

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Periodontitis…

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.

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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.

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Giant cell arteritis…

£1.4m grant awarded to Newcastle BRC investigator

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Dr James Frith, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University and a Consultant Geriatrician in the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded £1.4 million from the National Institute…

Top tips for our BRC trainees at ‘Future-proofing your research career’ event

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Our current cohort of students were given the opportunity to hear from speakers including the Dean of the NIHR Training Academy, past Newcastle BRC trainees and their peers at…

Matthew Birkbeck (Trainee) – Conference oral presentation

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British Chapter – International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 16/09/19

Oral Presentation – Non-Invasive Imaging of Human Motor Units