Professor Janet Lord, Director of the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research appeared on the BBC’s How to Stay Young programme on Thursday 7th April at 9 pm, offering her expertise on the ‘Sit to Rise’ test, an easy-to-administer test, measuring flexibility and strength in older people
On May the 23rd, the Phenome Centre Birmingham officially launched with a grand opening and one-day scientific symposium on clinical metabolic phenotyping. The £8M Phenome Centre Birmingham is a large metabolic phenotyping facility led by internationally-recognised metabolomics and clinical experts at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Birmingham Health Partners.
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.
Earlier this year (16th to 18th March 2016), with funding from the Newton Fund through the British Council and FAPESP, we organised and ran a 3-day ‘Researcher Links’ workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The workshop titled “Healthy Ageing: How to get there?” brought together scientists (both early career and established), clinicians and public health practitioners from two very different global regions, the UK and Brazil
The Centre now has a 2 year fully funded Clinical Research Fellow position available with an application deadline of the 2nd April 2015.
Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals for the above studentship, based at the School of Medicine, Division of Medical Sciences & Graduate Entry Medicine at the Royal Derby Hospital Centre, Derby.
“Trust Me, I’m a Doctor”, has enlisted the help of the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research members
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.
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and FAPESP will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 16th to 18th of March 2016.
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.
On the 13th of September 2015, 12 members of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR), ran the 13.1 miles of arguably the world’s greatest half marathon. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the Great North Run route is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, all the way out towards the coast (and finish line) in South Shields.
Congratulations to Daniel Craig a PhD Student in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR), who was the author of one of fourteen ‘outstanding’ articles (“Fighting flesh poverty: an apple a day?”) that were shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the Medical Research Council’s annual writing competition.