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.
Professor Farooqi will be giving the Croonian Medal Lecture tonight, Thursday 14 April 2022, at the Royal Society with her mentor Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly.
We developed a technique to visualize the sympathetic nerves which burn fat.
There is new short documentary from the Royal College of Physicians about obesity in England available to watch on YouTube.
Join us on the 4th March 2022 to mark World Obesity Day.
Start of new trial of Setmelanotide in genetic obesity.
We are delighted that Isabel Huang Doran has been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Career Development Fellowship.
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