Title of project or programme

RCUK Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality

Principal Investigators of project/programme grant
ProfessorDouglasTurnbullRCUK Centre for Brain Ageing and VitalityUK
Address of institution of lead PI
InstitutionRCUK Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality
Street AddressNewcastle Biomedicine Campus for Ageing & Vitality, Newcastle University
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
PostcodeNE4 5PL
  • United Kingdom
Source of funding information

Medical Research Council

Total sum awarded (Euro)


Start date of award


Total duration of award in months


The project/programme is most relevant to
  • Neurodegenerative disease in general
Research abstract in English

The centre will develop two main programmes to address the relationship between the healthy ageing brain and the healthy ageing body. The first programme will build on existing research strengths in age-associated neuronal loss and dysfunction, neurodegeneration and vascular disease and the second will extend current research on exercise, mobility, nutrition and other lifestyles factors that can influence vitality. By focusing on vitality, the centre will empathise the vast potential to deliver major benefits to patients and the general public.

Lay Summary

    Types: Investments > €500k
    Member States: United Kingdom
    Diseases: Neurodegenerative disease in general
    Years: 2011
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