Researchers have developed the first reliable test for dementia in people with hearing loss, following an international study led by The University of Manchester scientists.
NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is the largest BRC outside the South East of England and the beating heart of translational research across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria, transforming scientific breakthroughs into diagnostic tests and life-saving treatments for patients.
Awarded more than £60 million (2022-27) – the largest single research award given by the NIHR to the city region – Manchester BRC brings together world-leading researchers based at The University of Manchester and six of the country’s foremost NHS Trusts, with a vision to drive health improvements and lasting change for all through creative, inclusive and proactive research that identifies and bridges gaps between new discoveries and individualised care.
Manchester BRC is driving forward pioneering research in the areas of cancer (prevention and early detection, advanced radiotherapy, precision medicine, living with and beyond cancer), inflammation (rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease, respiratory medicine, dermatology, integrative cardiovascular medicine), high-burden under-researched conditions (hearing health, mental health, rare conditions) and disease complexity and multimorbidity (next generation phenotyping and diagnostics, next generation therapeutics).Improving health across the city region
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