Bid to grow local rehabilitation and medical technology sector receives Strength in Places Funding

Announced today, the Growing Rehabilitation Industries Project (GRIP) was one of 24 to receive up to £50k in early-stage funding to develop full-stage bids. If its full-stage bid is successful, the GRIP would be awarded between £10m and £50m. The GRIP team want to create substantial economic growth in the Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester areas […]

New diet and activity research collaboration tackles obesity and chronic disease challenge

The UK is recognised internationally for the strength of its research in diet, nutrition, and physical activity. For the first time these experts from across the country, including researchers from Leicester’s Hospitals, University of Leicester and Loughborough University, have formally united to launch the NIHR Diet and Activity Research Translation (DART) Collaboration. Professor Melanie Davies, […]

Public lecture: Optimising sports performance

In the presentation Dr King will discuss optimum sports performance using examples from a range of sports, including bowling at over 90 miles per hour in cricket and performing a triple layout somersault in gymnastics. Dr King is a Reader in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University. He has been at Loughborough since 1990, graduating in […]

Overweight men needed for study that looks at liver health and diabetes

The research, funded by Diabetes UK, is being conducted as a collaborative effort between Loughborough University and the Leicester and Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centres. The study will use novel MRI techniques to assess liver fat and will investigate whether the type of fat stored in people’s liver is a risk factor for poor metabolic health […]

Study to explore if resistance band exercise reduces risk of osteoporosis

Women aged 60-80 are being encouraged to take part in a study to investigate if resistance band exercise can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Researchers at Loughborough University want to hear from participants who can attend up to three separate 30 minute exercise sessions per week. The aim of the study is to find out […]

National Centre named as International Olympic Committee research centre until 2022

The protection of athletes’ health and the prevention of injuries and illness in sport are top priorities for the IOC’s Medical Commission. The NCSEM was first named as an IOC Research Centre in 2014 and will continue researching, developing and implementing effective preventive and treatment strategies for sports-related injuries and illnesses. The NCSEM is one […]

Joint NCSEM and Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine conference – booking now open

The conference, Why is Moving Medicine?, will look at the science behind exercise medicine, building on the recently launched Moving Medicine resources to provide the evidence behind why movement is medicine. The themes of the conference are musculoskeletal health, mental health, diabetes and cancer, with keynotes from Professor Stephen Harridge, Professor of Human and Applied Physiology, […]

Public lecture: Managing your type 2 diabetes

The lecture, Managing your type 2 diabetes, will take place at the NCSEM-EM at Loughborough University on 5 March 2019. Jacqui Troughton has a clinical background as a state registered Dietitian (1986). She has had career experience in clinical, academic and research settings. She has enjoyed worked in the speciality of diabetes for 25 years. […]

NCSEM-EM public lecture series 2019

The first four lectures are outlined below and details of further events in 2019 will be added throughout the year. 24 January, 6pm Hormone Replacement Therapy: the good, the bad and the ugly Presented by Dr Emma O’Donnell, Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Loughborough University 5 March, 6pm Managing your type 2 diabetes Presented by Jacqui […]

Women in Logistics – exploring Driver Health

Organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the presentation will include the study’s inception and evolution with interactive elements and exercises. In addition to the presentation, there is the opportunity to discuss the SHIFT project and associated health issues that lorry drivers experience, whilst also exploring some of the following thought provoking questions: […]

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