Dr Clémence Blouet is among the four winners of the 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships. She was selected for her work on the consequences of high-fat intake on the hypothalamus and the mechanism behind obesity. These fellowships aim to promote greater participation of women in science. The three other winners […]
This year’s Fellows cover a broad range of backgrounds and expertise, including bioinformatics, haematology, psychiatry and health services research. Fifteen (34%) of this year’s new Fellows are women. The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on 2 July 2014. Warmest congratulations from everyone at the Cambridge Metabolic Network. Click […]
The University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories (MRL) and the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit (MDU) took part in three ‘family days’ at the Cambridge Science Festival in March, exploring the role of fat in normal everyday life. With activities that included two specially designed quizzes, a card game and the new improved ‘Blubber hand challenge’ […]
New study’s findings overturn theory of personal risk preference as a ‘stable trait’, and show that real source of instability in risk behaviour “lurks deep in the physiology of traders and investors”.
Researchers believe the gene could be a useful therapeutic target for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a novel genetic cause of severe obesity which, although relatively rare, demonstrates for the first time that genes can reduce basal metabolic rate – how the body burns calories. Previous […]
The 2013 Foulkes Foundation Medal, which recognises outstanding early career biomedical researchers has been awarded by the Academy of Medical Sciences to Dr Akhilesh Reddy, a neuroscientist at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge. The Foulkes Foundation Medal recognises a rising star in biomedical research for making a significant impact on […]
Development of a sophisticated artificial pancreas holds potential to transform the lives of patients with Type 1 diabetes. (Source: University of Cambridge Press)