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Aug 2017 On BBC Tomorrow's World, Professor Farooqi speaks about the impact that genes have on the regulation of our appetite and body weight.

 

Aug 2017 Professor Farooqi has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust.

 

 

Latest News

 

We would like to keep our patients, families and professionals up to date with the latest developments in our research.

 
We may sometimes highlight particular “news reports” that may appear in the media, as there may be general points that are worth emphasising or challenging.
 

Oct 2013

New Genetic Cause of Severe Obesity Discovered

 

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a novel genetic cause of severe obesity which, although relatively rare, demonstrates for the first time that genes can reduce basal metabolic rate – how the body burns calories (see video clip here). 

 

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June 2013

New Obesity Gene Discovered

 

Researchers from the GOOS team and Boston Children’s Hospital have discovered a genetic cause of severe obesity which, although rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use.

 

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June 2013

GOOS on the Today Programme

 

Researchers in Cambridge have recently received £24 million to work on the causes and health consequences of weight problems and develop new approaches to prevent and treat conditions such as diabetes.

 

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April 2013

Would You Like To Help Our Research?

 

We are currently running an ad campaign on Heart FM to recruit new volunteers to our studies. Find out more about all our studies and how you can get involved here.

 

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February 2013

GOOS Bake Sale Is A Sweet Success!

 

Back in December the talented bakers of the GOOS team held a bake sale to raise money for future GOOS projects, like our patient support day. We were able to raise over £200!

 

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December 2012

GOOS Winter Newsletter Now Available

 

We've just released our second newsletter. Find out what we've acheived in 2012 and what we've got planned for 2013, and how you can help.

 

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December 2012

New Links Found Between SH2B1 and Obesity

 

We have recently discovered that defects in the SH2B1 gene can cause weight gain from a young age. SH2B1 is an adaptor molecule through which hormones such as leptin and insulin send signals from the bloodstream into target tissues such as neurons in the brain.

 

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October 2012

New Job Opportunities Available

 

We're looking for new people to join the GOOS team. Find out more about our latest vacancies and how you can apply.

 

 

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July 2012

GOOS Summer newsletter out now!

 

We are in the process of sending out our first newsletter. Find out what we are doing and how you can get involved.

 

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May 2012

Professor Farooqi receives prestigious award

 

Professor Farooqi, who leads the GOOS study, has
been awarded the prestigious European Journal of Endocrinology Prize 2012.

 

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FEBRUARY 2012

GOOS website

 

The GOOS website goes live providing a forum for exchange of information and ideas and encouraging research into obesity

 

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OCTOBER 2011

Dr Sadaf Farooqi

 

Dr Sadaf Farooqi who leads the GOOS study, has been promoted to Professor of Metabolism and Medicine at the University of Cambridge

 

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