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.
The New England Journal of Medicine selected our recent study on how obesity-associated GNAS mutations disrupt MC4R signalling for a Quick Take video!
Unexpectedly high prevalence of GNAS mutations in children with obesity
We are delighted to tell you that Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly and Professor Sadaf Farooqi have been awarded the Croonian Medal of the Royal Society.
Structure of MC4R paves the way for design of new weight loss treatments.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Farooqi has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of her discoveries of fundamental mechanisms that control human energy homeostasis and their disruption in obesity.
Professor Farooqi recently gave a talk about research that looks into the genetics behind weight in this talk for the Cambridge Festival 2021.
MC4R variants found in obese people reveal new mechanisms for weight regulation
US FDA has approved Setmelanotide for patients with obesity due to POMC, PCSK1 or LEPR deficiency
Prof Sadaf Farooqi awarded the highest honour bestowed by the Society for Endocrinology
With colleagues, we showed that Setmelanotide is effective in treating severe obesity caused by POMC or LEPR deficiency
New research that the Farooqi Lab contributed to shows that maternally inherited mutations in the Trappc9 gene can cause obesity and behavioural changes.
We recently expanded on our understanding of how genetic alterations in BDNF/TrkB contribute to obesity and behavioural difficulties.
We recently identified three genes called PHIP, DGKI, ZMYM4 which may play an important role in controlling a person’s weight.
We used metabolomics to study the changes that occur when overweight people are treated with leptin
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday 18th May – Friday 22nd May), the Cambridge University Sports Centre is running a Virtual Climbing Challenge. They are challenging individuals and teams to choose a target of climbing a building, set of buildings, or even a mountain – all virtually. Participants can climb the stairs in their house or the hill in their local park.
Raising funds for high-grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health and social care professionals caring for patients with COVID-19 in Cambridge and the East of England.
Report by an international group of Clinicians highlights how the caring professions are failing people with obesity.
Important to understand that obesity is complex and people should not be stigmatised.
A recent statement written by 30 experts across Europe identified variables that should be included in all obesity trials.
We recently expanded on our understanding of how genetic alterations in SH2B1 contribute to obesity and neurobehavioral difficulties.