MRC Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research
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
- Ashleigh Evans, who is conducting a PhD in Dr Simon Jones' group, has been awarded a Gold Sponsorship Award from Primer design to investigate the effect of adipokines on modulating the osteoarthritic cartilage and bone mRNA fingerprints.
- Wednesday 5th March 2014
- Centre Director Professor Janet Lord has recieved the prestigious, unsolicited, Glenn Award from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.
- Wednesday 26th February 2014
- The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Birmingham visit the Centre to talk about the 'Move-It-Or-Lose-It' scheme with Professor Janet Lord and Move-It-Or-Lose-It' Director Julie Robinson.
- Friday 21st February 2014
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