Effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccine in autoimmune rheumatic diseases, treated with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs

Researchers at Nottingham University report that seasonal flu vaccine protects from flu and its complications in people with inflammatory conditions treated with immune suppressing medicines. Influenza causes 291,000-650,000 deaths per year globally. Overall, it is estimated to cause 3.1 million hospitalized days and 31.4 million outpatient visits that costs the USA economy 87.1 billion dollars …

Investigating Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing Newsletter

The Investigating Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing Newsletter is an annual newsletter keeping you up to date with news from the study and studies linked with it. Here you’ll find some highlights from our community of studies and events.

How lying in bed will help future manned missions to Mars

  Scientists at the University of Nottingham are helping to push back the boundaries of space travel in a new study to examine a potentially serious adverse effect of weightlessness on the human body.   The 3-day bed rest study is being carried out in Nottingham in parallel to a 60-day bed rest study currently …

Muscle mass, metabolic quality and physical function in frail older people with non-weight bearing fractures.

“No decline with age is as dramatic or potentially more significant than the decline in lean body mass” (1). In 1989 Rosenberg published this observation and coined the term sarcopenia, a description that has subsequently been extended to incorporate the associated loss of muscle strength and function (2, 3). Muscle loss begins in the fifth …

Investigating Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing Cohort Study

The NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre is currently recruiting for a study investigating Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing, led by Professor David Walsh. This research is being funded by NIHR and Versus Arthritis. Professor David Walsh himself is a consultant rheumatologist, who first became interested in a career in rheumatology because of the exciting research taking …

The Musculoskeletal Theme Annual Science Day

The Musculoskeletal Theme Annual Science Day took place on the 14th January and brought together students, researchers, clinicians, academics and all those interested in MSK research in Nottingham. The opening session was led by the Phenotyping Research Area which featured a presentation on the Investigating Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing Cohort Study, a 5 year longitudinal …