Are you interested in learning about the control of movement and the ability to remain active in older age? We would like to invite you to an open day at the School of Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences on Tuesday the 21 of June 2016 from 10:20 am (registration opens at 9:30) to 3:30 pm.
BBC TV’s flagship health programme, “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor”, has enlisted the help of the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR) members at the University of Nottingham to find out if the age-related loss of muscle mass and function can be minimised by a simple but regular home-based exercise programme.
In the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR) we all know the benefits of keeping active as we age, and on Sunday 27th of September 2015, we had the opportunity to play a major role in the filming of a new series of programs about healthy ageing which will go out across the airwaves in the UK in the near future.
Age Well went ahead as planned on Thursday the 10th of September 2015. This was the 6th annual event of its kind since it began in 2010. Once again, this year saw us move to a bigger venue as the event continues to grow in popularity with approximately 200 ‘delegates’ or attendees from the Birmingham 1000 Elders group.
On the 16th April 2015, members of the wider Nottingham community and local groups and organisations such as Age Concern, AgeUK, The University of the Third Age (U3A) and The Nottingham Elders’ Forum, met at the Nottingham Council House to engage in a discussion about healthy ageing with leading experts from the our Research Centre (CMAR) and those from our sister Centre CIMA (MRC/ Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing)
‘Ho Ho Ho, A Story of Biology’ was the theme for Dr Rick Dunn‘s Christmas Lecture to year 7 pupils this year.
The British Science Festival is coming to Birmingham from the 6th to the 11th September and many of our Centre colleagues will be getting involved with various different events
The Centre’s ‘Move it or Lose It’ Industrial Partners will be holding ‘train the trainer’ sessions over the next year to ensure further dissemination of their fantastic exercise programme for older adults.
CMAR PI Dr Rick Dunn, the systems biology theme lead, provided two Christmas science lectures to year 7 children on December 17th, 2013 to engage with the public about the importance of food and its impact on the human body in relation to health and ageing.