Byline: HELEN RAE
THE North East has a reputation for leading the way in medical research, attracting scientists from all over the country to undertake pioneering studies here.
Newcastle University's Faculty of Medical Sciences, in particular, is home to globally-recognised research, focusing on some of the world's biggest health challenges, including ageing, chronic degenerative disease, neurological and brain diseases and cancer, as well as genetics and cell biology.
Only last month, the Government announced it had awarded pounds 21m to the region to help create new treatments and care for patients with age-related diseases through a joint partnership between Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University. A …