MRC Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research

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This collaborative research venture between Birmingham and Nottingham Universities aims to understand how ageing results in loss of musculoskeletal function and to use this knowledge to intervene and minimise age-related musculoskeletal decline and disease. The major focus of our interventions is on exercise and diet, incorporating motivational psychology research to underpin improved uptake and adherence to lifestyle changes. The Centre will also use the facilities on both sites to train the next generation of researchers, building capacity in this vital area and ensuring older adults are able to enjoy rather than endure old age.

The Centre’s mission is to bring together first rate scientists, clinicians and industrial partners to improve understanding of age-related musculoskeletal deterioration. Find out more...

The Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research has access to outstanding basic and clinical research facilities across the partner sites.

Centre news

Article featured in MRC Life
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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 9pm, offering her expertise on the 'Sit to Rise' test, an easy-to-administer test, measuring flexibility and strength in older people.
Date:
Tuesday 14th June 2016
MOOC - Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century
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CMAR member and Co-Director of the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, Dr Warwick Dunn designed, developed and run a massive open online course (MOOCs for short) titled "Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century".
Date:
Tuesday 14th June 2016
Phenome Centre Birmingham - Grand Opening
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On May the 23rd , the Phenome Centre Birmingham officially launched with a grand opening and one day scientific symposium on clinical metabolic phenotyping.
Date:
Tuesday 7th June 2016

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