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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.
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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Professor Farooqi receives prestigious award
Professor Farooqi, who leads the GOOS study, has
been awarded the prestigious European Journal of Endocrinology Prize 2012.
The GOOS website goes live providing a forum for exchange of information and ideas and encouraging research into obesity