News & Events
The past 12 months have been incredibly productive with new studies being launched and we are very grateful to all members of the public who give their time to support our research. Download a copy of our newsletter to read more.
Last modified: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 12:57:14 GMT
The APPETITE study, a new European consortium, recruits first participants to explore reasons for declining appetite in older age.
Last modified: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 10:50:55 BST
AGE Research Group members Dr Sarah Richardson and Professor Miles Witham have been involved in a new study that has revealed the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients.
Last modified: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 11:51:10 GMT
Prof Avan Sayer and Prof Miles Witham gave evidence as part of an in-depth inquiry into healthy ageing which led to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report on Ageing: Science, Technology & Healthy Living.
Last modified: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:01:48 GMT
The AGE Research Group hosted a MRC funded ‘hot topic’ workshop with Dr Mary Ni Lochlainn (King's College, London), bringing together researchers to discuss the role of nutrition as an influence on frailty.
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Richard Dodds won the EuGMS best oral communication award for the work he led on the prevalence and factors associated with poor performance in the 5-chair stand test, in collaboration with the MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing Study.
Last modified: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:49:10 GMT
We were delighted to hear from a participant of our recent virtual engagement event who is enjoying the benefits of resistance exercise training.
Last modified: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:59:44 BST
We are delighted that Dr Richard Dodds has been jointly awarded this year's British Geriatrics Society Rising Star Award for Research
Last modified: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 11:27:17 BST
AGE Group members discuss research consent and electronic medical records: "Making consent for electronic health and social care data research fit for purpose in the 21st century"
Last modified: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 08:56:36 BST
Lorelle returned to join us in March 2020, and will be leading the qualitative research in a new project investigating the influence of lifestyle on health in later life
Last modified: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 08:47:51 BST
AGE Research Group members including Dr Sarah Richardson, Professor Avan Sayer, and Professor Miles Witham have recently led work exploring how research will need to change in a world with COVID if we are to meet the needs of older people.
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The AGE Research Group are delighted to welcome Sarah, an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Older People's Medicine
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Milk is part of a healthy diet – but is it good for muscle health in older age? Dr Antoneta Granic and colleagues review the current evidence of the benefits of drinking milk
Last modified: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:43:08 BST
A new paper was published this week on findings from the MIlkMAN study, which investigates the motivators as well as barriers to taking part in community-based intervention.
Last modified: Wed, 20 May 2020 15:38:53 BST
Older people who are recovering from COVID-19 infection in Newcastle received a boost to their rehabilitation this week courtesy of exercise training equipment provided by Newcastle University.
Last modified: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:34:51 BST
The UK population have been strongly advised to remain at home to slow the spread of COVID-19. This is likely to reduce physical activity levels nationally, which may have significant long-term implications on muscle strength and mass.
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The AGE Group has recently published a new paper. We used data from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development to determine how common probable sarcopenia is at age 69 and which risk factors should alert clinicians to its presence.
Last modified: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:46:40 GMT
The AGE team held their weekly meeting virtually; linking up remotely from home. We are able to keep all sorts of activities on the move - sharing slides and documents as well as screen sharing.
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AGE group members were present at the NIHR North East and North Cumbria Clinical Research Network annual event. The event was themed on finding ways to tackle inequality in research delivery.
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George Smith has joined the AGE research group for his undergraduate research project work.
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We were delighted to welcome Professor Rachel Cooper to visit us here in Newcastle on 13th February. Rachel delivered an excellent seminar discussing her work using a lifecourse approach to musculoskeletal health and ageing
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Dr Terry Aspray as guest editor, has invited international experts to contribute to a special edition of Calcified Tissue International, presenting state-of-the-art reviews on vitamin D as nutrient.
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New analysis conducted by the AGE Research Group has found that 5% of people are likely to have sarcopenia, which became more common with age and the number of long-term conditions.
Last modified: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 12:06:16 GMT
We have recently written to all participants of the Muscle Ageing and Sarcopenia Studies (MASS) and Milk Intervention Muscle AgeiNg (MIlkMAN) to wish them all the best for the festive period and a Happy New Year.
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AGE Research Group summer student Rebecca Chungath won the MedSci Faculty prize for her poster at last week’s Medical School student symposium.
Last modified: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:35:56 GMT
AGE Research Group team members were busy presenting work spanning from epidemiology, through clinical trials and improvement science at the Autumn BGS meeting in Leicester last week.
Last modified: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:48:33 GMT
Professor Avan Sayer and Professor Miles Witham from the AGE Research Group have both given evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee in the last two weeks.
Last modified: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:22:31 GMT
This week we welcome our newest member of the AGE Team, James Murray who joins the group as our new Research Assistant in Medical Statistics.
Last modified: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:26:55 BST
- Venue: Great Gable, First Floor, Biomedical Research Building, CAV
- Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:00:00 BST
NIHR Newcastle BRC hosts seminar by vitamin D expert. The Calcium and Vitamin D story – lessons for systematic reviews, evidence and research misconduct
Last modified: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:27:56 BST
Although the health benefits of physical activity (PA) are firmly established, little is known about PA in older age, particularly among the very old. A new paper led by Dr Antoneta Granic (AGE Senior Research Associate) addresses this gap.
Last modified: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:33:50 BST
The AGE Research Group’s Professor Miles Witham, Professor of Trials for Older People, has been appointed as the National Speciality Lead for Ageing for the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN).
Last modified: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 10:09:11 BST
Professor Miles Witham, chair of trials for older people, took part in the 2019 BioFocus conference, held at the County Hotel in Newcastle on the 10th of July 2019. Speaking on the topic of “Making trials for older people fit for purpose”.
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Richard Dodds, intermediate clinical fellow and honorary consultant Geriatrician in our group has recently attended the second of the four weeks in the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing (EAMA) programme.
Last modified: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:34:22 BST
AGE Research Secretary, Gayle Cain presented her poster ‘The role of Professional Services in building a new research group’ at the inaugural Newcastle University Professional Services Conference.
Last modified: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:37:04 BST
A new Evidence Review Report has been published for SAPEA bringing together the expertise of a world-leading scientists, including Prof Sayer, to address the challenges faced by ageing populations.
Last modified: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:29:37 BST
A final get-together was held at The Parks, with 24 participants joining the MIlkMAN team to celebrate the successful completion of the study. Huge thanks go to all the participants for their time, enthusiasm and commitment to the study.
Last modified: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:42:32 BST