A new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options for the condition.
Artificial pancreas trial in young children with diabetes receives €4.6millon grant from European Commission05 Sep 2016
An international trial to test whether an artificial pancreas can help young children manage their type 1 diabetes will begin next year, thanks to a major grant awarded by the European Commission.
The University of Cambridge and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre will cooperate to promote evidence-based policymaking08 Sep 2015
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Prof Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy, Dr Jennifer Barnes (pictured right), were in Brussels on Monday 7 September for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Cambridge and the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
The relationship between saturated fat and type 2 diabetes may be more complex than previously thought, according to the results of a large international study published today in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The study found that saturated fatty acids can be associated with both an increased and decreased risk of developing the disease, depending on the type of fatty acids present in the blood.
Universal approach to tackling lifestyles more appropriate for combating diabetes than focusing on genetic risk20 May 2014
Public health strategies aimed at tackling obesity at a population level through lifestyle changes are more appropriate for preventing type 2 diabetes than targeted interventions based on an individual’s genetic risk, according to a study led by the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge.