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The UK population as a whole is living longer but not healthier, with over half of us are experiencing at least two diseases by the age of 65. However, researchers have discovered the power of physical activity in preventing age-related decline.
The University of Birmingham and Oxford have come together to accelerate discovery in rheumatology.
Ageing research at Birmingham
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Posted 12 April 2018
Professors Chris Buckley, Arri Coomarasamy and Paul Moss from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences have been appointed National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators.
Posted 14 March 2018
Dr Thomas Jackson, a clinical academic geriatrician with the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing and a consultant in geriatric medicine and specialist in hip fractures at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has recently been awarded the prestigious Rising Star Award from the British Geriatrics Society.
Posted 12 March 2018
Professor Janet Lord, Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, writes for The Conversation UK on how exercise has been found to slow the ageing process.
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