• Over £16m funding awarded to Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre

    More than £16m funding awarded for ground-breaking North East medical research after the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) was renewed for a further five years.

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  • Biomedical Research Centre Director

    Learn more about the Biomedical Research Centre Director, Professor Avan Sayer

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  • Knighthood for mitochondrial disease expert

    Professor Doug Turnbull who has devoted his career to treatment and research that prevents devastating mitochondrial disease, has been awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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  • Training the next generation

    We provide training and workshops to our students to foster career development in translational medicine linked to ageing and chronic disease. View some of the research projects we have funded

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  • Patient and Public Involvement

    Involving the public and patients in our research is the cornerstone of our work.

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  • Connecting with industry

    We collaborate with industry to develop innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment in ageing and chronic disease

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Latest News

  • £16m funding awarded to Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre

    September 15, 2016

    More than £16m funding awarded for ground-breaking North East medical research after the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) was renewed for a further five years.

  • World’s most in-depth study to detect early signs of dementia

    September 7, 2016

    Experts at the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre are involved in a new multimillion pound, global study which will see the most thorough tests to detect Alzheimer’s disease performed on volunteers.

  • Taking action on liver disease

    September 2, 2016

    Prominent NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre clinical academics attend leading international symposia to deliver research insights into liver disease.

  • Preventing falls with virtual reality

    August 12, 2016

    A new trial, the results of which have recently been published in The Lancet, reveals that combining virtual reality and treadmill training helps prevent falls in older adults better than treadmill training alone.

  • Patient and public learning: free, online course

    July 18, 2016

    Every day almost 10,000 people aged over 65 will fall down in the UK alone. The personal cost is staggering. To empower those at risk of falling, ‘Ageing Well: Falls’, a course designed by NIHR clinical academics, will run again.

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BRC Events

  • Ageing well in Newcastle: a celebration of a research active city

    November 1, 2016

    PUBLIC EVENT. The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, located in the Biomedical Research Building, will welcome members of the public, academics and practitioners in celebrating decades of ageing research in Newcastle. Click the title for full details.

  • Celebrating 10 years of the Lewy Body Society

    November 18, 2016

    Join us in celebrating 10 years of research into Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), the second most common age-related neurodegenerative dementia. Newcastle University and the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust host a Biomedical Research Unit in Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and we're immensely proud of the research insight we have provided for everyone affected by this condition.

  • Patient Month – November 2016

    Throughout November 2016, the Newcastle Academic Health Partners will host a series of events aimed at the patients and public. All event dates are being finalised, but more information on all will be available later in the Summer.

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