Institute for Ageing


  • Tributes paid to world-leading dental expert

    Tributes have been paid to world-leading expert, Emeritus Professor Jimmy Steele CBE, who changed the way that dental services are provided in the UK and abroad.

    published on: 17 November 2017

  • The future of cell culture: a new continuous bioprocess developed

    A technique which revolutionises cell culture by allowing the continuous production and collection of cells, has been developed by scientists at Newcastle University.

    published on: 17 November 2017

  • Trust appoints leading professor as new chairman

    Professor Sir John Burn has been confirmed as the new Chairman of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

    published on: 16 November 2017

  • Newcastle's Biology of Ageing event

    The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing recently took part in the 8th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference, held in Groningen

    published on: 16 November 2017

  • Engaging with policy and practice in New Zealand

    On a recent visit to New Zealand, Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology met with senior officials to advise on the country’s future ageing strategy.

    published on: 15 November 2017

  • Civil rights advocates recognised with honorary degrees

    Notable civil rights advocates have been recognised with honorary degrees from Newcastle University on the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr receiving the same award.

    published on: 13 November 2017

  • New review highlights the challenge of multimorbidities in older people

    Research experts from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) have worked alongside colleagues from Canada and Wales to produce a review on the current approaches to the complex clinical challenge of multimorbidities in the older population.

    published on: 8 November 2017

  • A city remembers Martin Luther King

    Newcastle University was one of the locations used to tell stories related the global struggle for civil rights this weekend.

    published on: 30 October 2017

  • Curve-eye-ture: how to grow artificial corneas

    Scientists at Newcastle University, UK have developed a new method to grow curved human corneas improving the quality and transparency - solely by controlling the behaviour of cells in a dish.

    published on: 20 October 2017

  • How to stay young - researcher blog

    Dr Sophie Cassidy is a clinical exercise physiologist (ACSM) interested in using lifestyle behaviours for the prevention and management of cardio-metabolic diseases. She gives us an overview of her role in the latest BBC series on ageing.

    published on: 11 October 2017