The rising prevalence of obesity, diabetes and related disorders is an epidemic of global proportions. Research at the Institute of Metabolic Science is aimed at understanding these disorders and translating new discoveries into better health.
Scientists in Cambridge have discovered that loss of a key segment of DNA can lead to severe childhood obesity. This is the first study to show that this kind of genetic alteration can cause obesity.
Cambridge BioResource provides a new approach to understanding why some of us suffer from certain common diseases while others don't.
A study has shown that over the last 20 years there has been a sharp decline in infant deaths during delivery for pregnancies which went to term. The paper was published in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) last week.
Scientists have located a region of DNA which – when altered – can increase the risk of ovarian cancer, according to research published in Nature Genetics over the weekend.
A complex interplay of prenatal and postnatal factors determines the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes during later life.