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

CMAR Early Career Researcher wins the Koranchevsky Prize at the BSRA Annual Meeting in Exeter
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Dr Niharika Duggal, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, presented her work on the impact of lifelong physical activity on immunesenescence
Date:
Thursday 10th August 2017
CMAR early career researchers excel at this year's European College of Sports Science annual meeting in Essen, Germany
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CMAR early career researchers excel at this year's European College of Sports Science annual meeting in Essen, Germany
Date:
Monday 24th July 2017
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

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