Navigation Links
University of Leeds wins $18 million funding to improve the quality of our old age
Date:6/25/2009

A new 11m Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering at the University of Leeds will be dedicated to giving people a healthier, fitter, more active old age.

The Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have today (Thursday) announced joint funding for the centre, based in the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE) at the University of Leeds.

The centre will address a specific need. While medical advances, a better diet and changes in our lifestyle mean we are living longer, our bones, joints and cardiovascular systems continue to degenerate as we age.

The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering is an acknowledged leader in this field tens of thousands of people across the world have already been given life-changing knee and hip replacement surgery thanks to its research. The Wellcome EPSRC Leeds Medical Engineering Centre (WELMEC) will build on iMBE's track record of success, and bring together colleagues from across the University and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, to create even better, more effective therapies.

Their centre will combine two distinct strands of work the country's largest bioengineering unit and a world-leading research centre for artificial joint replacements both dedicated to creating new therapies to improve our quality of life as we get older.

The work is led by John Fisher, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who said: "We are looking how to help the skeleton, muscles and cardiovascular system support our bodies as we get older, through improved prosthetic implants and technologies to help our tissues regenerate. We are also looking to understand the process of degeneration so we can accurately diagnose its early stages and deliver appropriate and timely interventions.

"Our work is all driven by the concept of 50 more years after 50 making our second 50 years as healthy, comfortable and active as our first.
'/>"/>

Contact: Simon Jenkins
s.jenkins@leeds.ac.uk
44-779-133-3229
University of Leeds
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. University of Iowa professor identifies new eating disorder
2. University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Complete System-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology
3. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
4. Tulane University to receive $14M for international HIV/AIDS program
5. University of Nevada School of Medicine Professor Confirms Accuracy Through Validation Study Using the CSI Health Station Model 6K
6. Boston University School of Medicine researcher recipient of Memory Ride Grant
7. Loma Linda University Medical Center Selects Beryl to Manage Call Center Interactions for Womens Services Programs and Departments
8. Medina General Hospital and University Hospitals Agree to Pursue Affiliation
9. J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized as First Hospital to Achieve Distinction for Providing an Outstanding Inpatient Experience in All Four Service Areas
10. The First Incisionless Transoral Fundoplication for Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux is Performed in the U.S. at Ohio State University and Oregon Health & Science University Medical Centers
11. George Mason University professor receives $2.6 million NIH grant to study Alzheimers disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding dress company offering ... follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans will ... draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, the company has ... Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more information. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Juvent Sports ( ... the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to bestow a Juvent ... female amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated and ... golf tournament win. She won her first amateur tournament ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Oceanside,CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 For over 20 ... the Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about ... other personal injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, ... victims of all those injuries with the best possible doctor. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Yesterday, ... Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored ... leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device ... Olsen each received the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Payday lending practices in four southern states worsen ... to the states that permit them, according to a ... Race and Wealth. , While they generate hundreds of ... the same time substantially depress economic activity, according to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2
... safer campuses and communities, , THURSDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay ... increases the safety of students, says a U.S. government ... the program had a 15 percent decrease in the ... to 15,163, according to the report. The number of ...
... ... in Victoria , ... (PRWEB) -- As British Columbia economy recovers from the recession, the province’s health care sector ... area thanks to retirements in the field and an increased need for nursing care from ...
... Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed six measures to improve ... setting. The endorsed measures address melanoma and eye care, ... The American Cancer Society estimates that about 68,720 ... during 2009. Although melanoma accounts for less than five ...
... an industry leader in healthcare data management, decision support ... today announced the acquisition of MediQual(TM) from CareFusion Corporation ... off from Cardinal Health earlier this year. Terms ... latest addition to the Quantros suite of solutions adds ...
... study reports evidence of cancer-fighting properties , THURSDAY, Nov. 5 ... growing evidence that green tea might help protect against cancer. ... green tea extract for three months at doses of 500 ... The extract was taken by mouth. Other participants took a ...
... further investigations into the use of chelation therapy for individuals ... studies published by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in ... the use of oral dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), a prescription medicine ... off-label in these studies for treating heavy metal toxicity in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:School Violence Drops With Federal Program 2Health News:Practical Nursing Still a Growth Area in BC 2Health News:National Quality Forum Endorses Six Measures for Melanoma and Eye Care 2Health News:Quantros Acquires MediQual(TM) From CareFusion Corporation 2Health News:Quantros Acquires MediQual(TM) From CareFusion Corporation 3Health News:Green Tea May Help Prevent Oral Cancer 2Health News:Chelation Therapy Drug Found Safe and Beneficial for Children With Autism 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... (NYSE: MNK ) announced today that its ... The open-ended authorization permits the company to repurchase up ... "Funding additional initiatives and seeking attractive business ... pursue a range of focused growth strategies," said ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately held ... into an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo ... therapy system for the treatment of cancer in ... system, is the world,s first and only MRI-guided radiation ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; ... a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall ... the Company,s accomplishments in 2014 and its outlook for 2015 ... Dear Fellow Shareholders, We would like to take ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7
... U.S. Food and Drug Administration has scheduled its fourth ... those unfamiliar with the process for Feb. 28 – ... Keck Graduate Institute. (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ... Organization of Rare Disorders and the Genetic Alliance, will ...
... /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China ... CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical ... today announced that Heilongjiang Tianlong Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Tianlong"), ... a "Top Ten Branded Company Trusted by Consumers" ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Fourth FDA Orphan Drug Designation Workshop Scheduled for Feb. 28 - March 1, 2011 2China Sky One Medical Receives Medical Industry Awards 2China Sky One Medical Receives Medical Industry Awards 3
Unipolar Atrial "J" Lead...
VascoTip is a unipolar tined permanent pacing lead. Due to advanced technology, VascoTip 9/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (3.2 mm), 5 mm, 6 mm....
VascoTip is a unipolar tined permanent pacing lead. Due to advanced technology, VascoTip 9/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (3.2 mm), 5 mm, 6 mm....
VascoTip is a unipolar tined permanent pacing lead. Due to advanced technology, VascoTip 9/60 M is compatible to all pacemaker-cavities with the size of IS-1 (3.2 mm), 5 mm, 6 mm....
Medicine Products: