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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

2016

New study suggests older people’s sexual problems are being dismissed
7 December 2016
Research finds that older people’s sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age.

New guide to co-production of research with older people
2 December 2016
MICRA academic Dr Anna Goulding has launched a new guide to co-producing research. The free online resource is targeted at anyone looking to involve end users more centrally in research, particularly older people.

Older co-researchers’ project wins national award
1 December 2016
MICRA project ‘Researching Age-Friendly Communities’ has won a major national award for partnership working in public engagement.

Debora Price wins pensions industry award
14 October 2016
MICRA Director Professor Debora Price has been honoured with an award from the pensions industry. The-Pensions-Net-Work (TPNW) awarded Prof Price, 'Most thought provoking speaker 2006-2016' at their conference celebrating 10 years of the organisation on 4 October.

Manchester scientists discover new method to detect ageing cells
13 October 2016
Scientists at The University of Manchester led by Professor Paul Townsend and Professor Vassilis Gorgoulis have developed a more accessible method to measure cellular senescence, the process of cell deterioration with age.

Greater Manchester’s Metrolink used to map life expectancy
11 October 2016
University of Manchester academic, Dr Kingsley Purdam, has created a map based on the region’s Metrolink tram network, which has revealed the striking differences in life expectancy across Greater Manchester.

University of Manchester academic awarded an Impact Fellowship by the UK data service
11 October 2016
Dr. Bram Vanhoutte was awarded a two year Data Impact Fellowship by the UK data service starting now until the summer of 2018.

Research project celebrates International Older People’s Day at Manchester Food and Drink Festival
5 October 2016
Members of the Tackling Food Poverty research project celebrated International Older People’s Day with an interactive cooking demonstration at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival on Friday.

Rise in older people caring for their parents – Prof Debora Price comments in The Guardian
5 October 2016
Many of the oldest old in the UK are being cared for by their children who themselves are older people, reports The Guardian.

Applications invited for MICRA seedcorn awards 2016
3 October 2016
Applications are invited for MICRA seedcorn awards for 2016 for research on ageing with up to £6K available per project. We’re looking for research that is clearly ageing related and interdisciplinary; all discipline areas are encouraged to apply.

Major technology award to address the health issues of an ageing population.
3 October 2016
The University of Manchester has been awarded £5.2m for research into using nanomaterials including graphene in the human body.

New research shows exergames boost older peoples’ confidence and health
3 October 2016
Preliminary findings of new research trials show playing exergames boosts older peoples’ confidence and health.

A University of Manchester report highlights the need for social innovation in home care of older people
3 October 2016
A joint report launched on 12 September 2016 at the Fairer Futures: Reshaping Care for Older People day symposium, argues that, with a social innovation approach, local authorities could provide better home care which benefited carers and cared.

MICRA Director discusses the impact of Brexit on dementia care
23 September 2016
Professor Debora Price discusses the EU referendum results and its implications for dementia research, policy, practice and funding in new issue of The Journal of Dementia Care.

Sketching is being piloted as a research tool by social scientists at The University of Manchester.
30 August 2016
Researchers are using the technique alongside more traditional qualitative research methods to unlock new data in areas such as studying dementia

University of Manchester Research team find potential treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease
17 August 2016
A team led by Dr David Brough from The University of Manchester has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer’s disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug.

Debora Price elected President of the British Society of Gerontology
26 July 2016
Professor Debora Price, Director of MICRA, has taken up the office of President of the British Society of Gerontology, a position she will hold for three years (2016-2019).

Participants needed for an online survey about consumers attitude towards ethical fashion
8 July 2016
University of Manchester Masters student, Luyao Wang, is hoping to examine consumers' attitudes towards ethical fashion purchase, especially how older adults think about ethical fashion

Project to Evaluate ‘Open Visiting’ in Trafford General Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary
7 July 2016
The introduction of open visiting on the Stroke ward at Trafford General Hospital has been positively received by staff, families, carers and patients. We are now looking at introducing it across elderly care wards in Manchester Royal infirmary and more wards in Trafford.

Healthy volunteers sought for an investigation of the pain response in Parkinson’s disease
1 July 2016
Dr Silverdale PhD student Sarah Martin will be leading a study funded by Parkinson’s UK to investigate why Parkinson’s patients experience a higher rate of chronic pain compared to the general population.

Older adults needed for research on sedentary behaviour
17 June 2016
Older people are needed for new University of Manchester research on ways of reducing prolonged periods of low energy activities undertaken whilst sitting or lying down (sedentary behaviours).

Manchester researchers identify genes linked to educational attainment and cognitive decline
6 June 2016
Manchester academics have helped identify genes associated with educational attainment in a new study published by the journal Nature.

Health economist awarded fellowship on health and wellbeing in later life
3 June 2016
Dr Luke Munford has been awarded a Medical Research Council (MRC) Fellowship to research health and well-being in later life amongst the UK’s ageing population.

Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities team up in a new initiative to combat dementia in the region and beyond.
27 May 2016
To mark Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21), leading researchers from the three institutions met on Monday May 16 at The University of Manchester’s Whitworth to open a series of collaborations around a range of dementia issues.

Volunteers required to help shape European research project
24 May 2016
Would you like to help shape research aiming to find the best ways of identifying and supporting older people with hearing, vision and memory problems?

Tanja Bastia awarded Fellowship on ageing and migration
20 May 2016
Dr Tanja Bastia has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to study ageing and migration in Bolivia.

Older people needed to test an online symptom checker tool
18 May 2016
You are invited to take part in an online study conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester. In this study, we are evaluating a tool which helps people decide if they need to see a doctor about certain symptoms.

Older adults sought for new skin ageing research on sunlight exposure and vitamin D
16 May 2016
New University of Manchester research will look at vitamin D and sun exposure levels in the UK’s ageing population.

New European research on dementia, hearing and vision impairment
5 May 2016
University of Manchester academics will lead a new multi-million European research consortium to investigate the combined challenge of dementia, age-related hearing and vision impairment.

Tine Buffel wins Future Leader funding for social exclusion research
5 May 2016
Sociologist Dr Tine Buffel has won new funding for a cross-national study on social exclusion and older people.

Bram Vanhoutte awarded Fellowship to investigate resilience in ageing
5 May 2016
Sociologist Dr Bram Vanhoutte has been granted a three year Simon Research Fellowship to investigate resilience in ageing.

£1m grant to research genetic causes of dementia
5 May 2016
Stuart Pickering-Brown has been awarded £1million to study Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease.

Centre for Ageing Better and MICRA to build evidence for ageing better
21 March 2016
The Centre for Ageing Better has joined MICRA as a member of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub. The purpose of the Ageing Hub is to build the evidence base for transforming attitudes and experiences of later life.

Debora Price honoured by Academy of Social Sciences
21 March 2016
Professor Debora Price has been honoured by the Academy of Social Sciences for her contribution to the social sciences.