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

British Science Festival
Description
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.
Date:
Friday 29th August 2014
Centre filmed for Japanese Documentary on Ageing
Description
Professor Lord and one of our fantastic 1000 Elders have featured in a major documentary in Japan viewed by over 11 million people.
Date:
Thursday 21st August 2014
Abbeyfield Foundation Grant
Description
A £20,000 pump priming grant has been awarded to Dr Phil Atherton and Dr Leigh Breen.
Date:
Monday 11th August 2014

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