May 4, 2017
Scientists have uncovered evidence that a deficiency in the skin’s barrier is key to triggering eczema.
February 28, 2017
We're pleased to announce the launch of grant application support sessions
April 10, 2017
Researchers from Newcastle University will present the latest research in dementia, as part of a Public Event.
April 10, 2017
We currently have 14 PhD studentships available as part of our NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre.
April 5, 2017
Professor Louise Robinson, Director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and NIHR Professor, has been appointed Senior Investigator to the NIHR College.
March 31, 2017
Newcastle's Liver team has won the Quality Improvement Award at the recent Royal College of Physicians Excellence in Patient Care Awards.
March 20, 2017
Gemma Roberts, Alzheimer’s Society Clinical Fellow was selected to present at the STEM for Britain poster event at Westminster this month.
March 17, 2017
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HEFA) has granted a treatment licence to the Newcastle Fertility Centre. This allows a variation to the current clinical licence so that pro-nuclear transfer can be offered to reduce the risk of mothers transferring mitochondrial disease.
March 7, 2017
The Newcastle Molecular Pathology Node recently hosted the event ‘Molecular Diagnostics at Newcastle University’ as part of NAHP Industry Month.
March 3, 2017
We’re approaching a busy time for events in ageing and long-term conditions, so here at the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, we thought we’d provide you with a run-down of everything happening.
February 28, 2017
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Research Leaders awards recognise and celebrate the work of early and mid-career dementia researchers.
February 16, 2017
A course to help you connect and care for someone living with dementia will begin on 27th March 2017.
February 7, 2017
Professor David Burn, newly appointed Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University has been named Chair of the NIHR Dementia Translational Research Collaboration (TRC).
January 10, 2017
Professor Chris Day, Newcastle University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, has agreed to join the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
January 5, 2017
To encourage and support impact and engagement with research, Newcastle University offers monthly advice and guidance sessions for researchers.
January 4, 2017
Professor David Burn has been appointed as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Medical Sciences from 1st February 2017.
December 20, 2016
Experts in ageing research at Newcastle University have advised on key areas of the future of ageing as part of a report on longevity and health, produced by The Academy of Medical Sciences.
December 19, 2016
In September 2016, Professor Muzlifah Haniffa from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre hosted an exhibition entitled Inside Skin: Conversations between Art and Science. A fantastic film showing highlights of the exhibition can be seen here.
December 15, 2016
Newcastle experts behind pioneering IVF-based technique confirm that they have applied for a licence to help patients who risk transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children.
December 14, 2016
Four northern regions, including the North East are recognised by Europe for expertise in active and healthy ageing.
December 12, 2016
Alison Killen, Research Assistant working on dementia research at Newcastle University is looking for volunteers to join a study, supported by the Lewy Body Society.
December 5, 2016
Newcastle experts have developed a new test to identify patients with a rare liver disease who will not respond to standard treatment, allowing earlier intervention with alternatives.
December 2, 2016
An event was held in Newcastle to celebrate 10 years of research into Dementia with Lewy Bodies with the Lewy Body Society
November 30, 2016
Researchers, specialist dementia and incontinence nurses, patient and care organisations and business met to share insights on incontinence: looking at key challenges for carers and people living with dementia.
November 28, 2016
The Director of the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre addressed delegates at the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) Autumn Meeting.
November 7, 2016
An ageing event designed for the public, started the series of events hosted by Newcastle Academic Health Partners as part of November's Patient Month
October 24, 2016
Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of ageing. Now it seems it’s not just our skin that starts to sag - but our brains too.
October 12, 2016
The NIHR Biomedical Research Building plays host to artwork created by residents of care homes across the North East, as part of the Making a Mark exhibition.
October 7, 2016
A series events hosted by Newcastle Academic Health Partners, aimed at patients and the public.
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.
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.
September 2, 2016
Prominent NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre clinical academics attend leading international symposia to deliver research insights into liver disease.
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.
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.
July 15, 2016
Newcastle University was one of four sites, highlighted as part of a bid put together by the North Health Science Alliance (NHSA), which demonstrated an innovative and comprehensive approach to healthy ageing, with positive impacts on patients’ health
July 11, 2016
Newcastle researchers have developed a genetic test providing a rapid diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders to identify the first patients with inherited mutations in a new disease gene.
June 13, 2016
Doug Turnbull, Professor of Neurology who has devoted his career to ground-breaking IVF treatment and research that prevents devastating mitochondrial disease, has been awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
June 10, 2016
Professor David Jones, NIHR Dean of Faculty Trainees and Professor of Liver Immunology was amongst some of Europe’s leading healthcare professionals at a European Commission’s Personalised Medicine Conference in Brussels.
June 7, 2016
Newcastle University academic and Chair to the NIHR and DoH Genetics Speciality Group Sir John Burn, comments on a project by US scientists who have created hybrid pig-human embryos.
June 6, 2016
The Queen will today recognise the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing’s world-leading research with the creation of a new Regius Professorship as part of her 90th birthday celebrations.
May 25, 2016
Professor and Consultant Neurologist in Newcastle responds to unsubstantiated claims made by a website which encourages those with Parkinson’s to avoid medical attention in favour of alternative therapies.
May 17, 2016
On 3rd May 2016, Newcastle University held a public engagement event with support from the NIHR Newcastle BRC.
May 6, 2016
An MP has called for increased recognition and awareness of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) in a Westminster Hall debate, citing National Institute for Health Research (Newcastle) BRC expert in the disease, Professor Ian McKeith.
April 28, 2016
Newcastle University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences, amongst other Faculties at the University has been given a coveted Athena SWAN Silver award for work to address the underrepresentation of women in higher education.
April 9, 2016
Newcastle scientists and medics have developed a new type of genetic blood test that diagnoses scarring in the liver – even before someone may feel ill.
March 22, 2016
A new study supported by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre has shown that people who reverse their diabetes and then keep their weight down remain free of diabetes.
March 6, 2016
Boosting dementia diagnosis and helping people live well with the condition are key elements of Jeremy Hunt’s plans to make the UK the most dementia friendly society by 2020. His strategy includes improving diagnoses rates, raising awareness and encouraging research.
February 26, 2016
A breakthrough in understanding human skin cells offers a pathway for new anti-ageing treatments.
February 11, 2016
The Minister for Life sciences has been meeting liver patients who, with a standard blood test and a new app, are avoiding having to undergo an invasive liver biopsy.
February 4, 2016
An international team of scientists has for the first time shown that mitochondria are vital to cell ageing
October 25, 2015
More than 70 of the country’s leading dementia researchers and research trainees attended an inaugural networking event organised by National Institute for Health Research Maudsley BRC and hosted by University College London.
September 16, 2015
View Newcastle University's Faculty of Medical Sciences newsletter, with information on the latest news and events taking place.
July 24, 2015
Professor McKeith is honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington DC.
July 15, 2015
You can access the new One NIHR website which promotes and celebrates the people funded by, supported by and working for the NIHR, bringing together an array of useful resources.
June 30, 2015
Soapbox Science aims to get more girls involved in science and its organisers won the government's Points of Light Award for their efforts.
July 1, 2015
The NIHR welcomes Professor Dave Jones as NIHR Dean for Faculty Trainees.
June 1, 2015
To mark International Clinical Trials Day 2015, a new Clinical Trials Guide for Trainees has been released. The guide is the outcome of the first stage of a NIHR project to develop a source of information to support individuals interested in pursuing a research career that involves the delivery of clinical trials.
June 24, 2015
Read the latest issue of this magazine for faculty staff which has a particular focus on non-medics working within the NIHR.
May 19, 2015
Scientists at Newcastle University hope to find a cure by conducting the biggest study of its kind in the world.
April 28, 2015
Newcastle University's Institute of Neuroscience have recently been successful in their application of an Athena SWAN Silver award.
April 27, 2015
Read the latest e-newsletter from the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility.
March 16, 2015
The UK has become the first country to approve laws to allow the use of a ground-breaking IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases.
March 12, 2015
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has visited Newcastle University to meet the first patients to be diagnosed through the 100,000 Genomes Project.
March 11, 2015
On 27th February 2015, scores of people turned up to an event to highlight our university’s pioneering genetic work.
March 1, 2015
Read the lastest news from the NIHR Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration.
February 12, 2015
The Alzheimer’s Society has awarded funding to Newcastle University to establish a new Doctoral Training Centre to study the symptoms of a particularly distressing form of dementia.
February 7, 2015
Do you have a bright idea that could help to improve the NHS? Everyone can play a part in developing innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges we face. NHS Innovations North wants to hear about your bright ideas to improve the experience of our patients and public as well as our staff. Find out more here.
February 6, 2015
January 6, 2015
NIHR Newcastle BRU Director publishes an article on one of the most common forms of degenerative dementia.
December 11, 2014
George Osborne visits Newcastle University following a pledge of £20m of government funding for a new ageing science and innovation (NASI) centre at the University. The new NASI will add to existing centres of ageing research at Newcastle including the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre.
November 20, 2014
Researchers on a European project called d-Liver are developing a platform to allow chronic liver disease sufferers to know when their livers are faltering and when they need special hospital care, not just regular check-ups. James Orr, a BRC Clinical PhD student at Newcastle University says the technology should improve the quality of life of patients.
November 17, 2014
Parkinson's and dementia affect around 100,000 Britons. BRU Director Professor David Burn and BRU Area Lead Ian McKeith discuss this.
November 12, 2014
Here you can understand how the RD-TRC is harnessing the expertise in rare diseases from across NIHR BRCs, BRUs and CRFs, to bring together world-leading research expertise and facilities to lead programmes of research.
October 23, 2014
NIHR Biomedical Research Unit Area Lead, Professor Lynn Rochester, finds a definitive link between gait and early changes in cognitive function in people with Parkinson's disease.
October 2, 2014
Professor David Burn will provide clinical leadership for the charity’s new UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network.
September 3, 2014
Alzheimer’s Research UK has increased its investment in the Newcastle Network Centre, based at Newcastle University. More than 40 researchers will benefit from £70,000 over two years, with continued support pledged for the coming years.
August 16, 2014
BRU Director, Professor David Burn, comments on new research which says that people with Parkinson's often suffer with depression.
August 4, 2014
Newcastle University welcomes the launch of Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society’s new dementia funds campaign.
August 4, 2014
Newcastle BRC is one of just three pilot centres involved in 100,000 Genomes Project.
June 26, 2014
The event held in June featured interesting talks by musculoskeletal specialists, poster sessions and demonstrations and exciting round table discussions on joint replacement, genes and complimentary therapies.
May 7, 2014
Patient and public involvement lead for the BRC Dr Lynne Corner features on BBC article.