From Campus to Community: Inside Newcastle’s Young@Heart Clinic with Dr Hamde Nazar

This episode is part of our mini-series, From Newcastle for Healthcare

In this episode, we talk to Dr Hamde Nazar, senior lecturer and director of education in the School of Pharmacy at Newcastle University.

Learn about the Young@Heart clinic, a student-run health clinic open to members of the public in Newcastle City Centre.

Find out more about Hamde’s work and follow her on twitter @NazarHamde.

Visit the Young@Heart clinic for your health check:

Grainger Market, Newcastle:

Newcastle GP Services (NGPS) Community Health Bus:

Newcastle University Staff and Students:

You can also find out more about the service in this video: Young@Heart Clinic | Newcastle University School of Pharmacy – YouTube

5.9 A breakthrough in diagnosing and treating Fatty Liver Disease with Professor Quentin Anstee

In this episode we talk to Quentin Anstee, Professor of experimental hepitology and Consultant Hepatologist at Newcastle University’s Translational and Clinical Research Institute.

Learn about how Quentin and his team have been working on an exciting project to develop new diagnostic tests for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition which is too often undiagnosed in patients. 

The papers mentioned in this episode are:

Paper 1 – Biomarkers for staging fibrosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (the LITMUS project): a comparative diagnostic accuracy study – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Paper 2 – A proteo-transcriptomic map of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease signatures | Nature Metabolism

Information about the LITMUS Project is available at About LITMUS – LITMUS Project (

You can find out more about Quentin’s research and follow him on twitter @QAnstee.

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