Scientists from the University of Cambridge Biomedical Campus recently hosted the 2nd EAS Advanced Course in Cardiometabolic Phenotyping in Rodents. This 3-day course combines the state of the art facilities and expertise within the Disease Model Core at the WellcomeTrust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science and the BHF Cardiovascular Centre. By integrating the expertise of these […]
Life expectancy for people with a history of both cardiovascular disease and diabetes is substantially lower than for people with just one condition or no disease, a new study harnessing the power of ‘big data’ has concluded.
The Prize is awarded to recognize outstanding research or technology contributions to the understanding of diabetes, its disease mechanisms or its complications. This is the first year that the Prize is being awarded. Stephen O’Rahilly’s research has focused on discovering the underlying causes of type 2 diabetes and obesity at the molecular level and turning […]
AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge today announced three new joint schemes to support more than 80 PhD scholarships and eight clinical lectureships over the next five years spanning translational science, basic and clinical research. The programmes reflect the long term commitment of AstraZeneca to the science base in the UK and the shared dedication […]
Fat tissues, such as the layers surrounding the gut, kidneys and heart, contain clusters of white blood cells called fat-associated lymphoid clusters, or FALCs for short. These structures play an important role in the immune system by acting as meeting points for immune cells to exchange information. Immune cells meet up at various sites in […]
In the largest study of its kind to date, the timing of puberty was found to have a wide range of impacts on health in later life. Researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge found that the age at which both men and women begin puberty is associated […]
Registration of congenital abnormalities and rare diseases is now taking place across the whole of England for the first time. The National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service (NCARDRS) was launched by Public Health England (PHE) on the 1st April 2015 and PHE has committed to the expansion of congenital anomaly and rare disease […]
The new threshold for diabetes in pregnancy recently introduced by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) misses a significant number of women at risk of serious complications, a report published today in the journal Diabetologia shows. While cost effectiveness is important in any health care system, we must not forget the […]
In their paper Opa1 Overexpression Ameliorates the Phenotype of Two Mitochondrial Disease Mouse Models published today in Cell Metabolism members of Professor Massimo Zeviani’s group, and that of Luca Scorrano at the University of Padua have identified a potential therapeutic target for combating mitochondrial disease.
New research published today in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) indicates that consuming greater quantities of dietary fibre reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Over 360 million people worldwide are estimated to be affected by diabetes, and this number is projected to increase to more than […]