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PhD Studentships - applications now open for the Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease

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FTO plays a role in the sensing of amino acids

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Artificial Pancreas - Winter 2012/2013 Newsletter available

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MRL scientists identify an unexpected small effect of activity on energy expenditure in mice

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New cause of thyroid hormone deficiency discovered

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Metabolism & Endocrinology: a joint themed meeting of the Physiological Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences

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Congratulations to Dr Roman Hovorka and Dr Fiona Gribble

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Dr Robert Semple awarded a highly prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowship

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Cause of rare growth disorder discovered

A rare genetics disease that causes some parts of the body to grow excessively has been linked to a cancer-associated mutation that drives cell growth, potentially paving the way for new treatments.

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2012 Lister Prize for Ak Reddy

Ak Reddy has received a prestigious Lister Prize for 2012. These annual awards are made by The Lister Institute to support young scientists undertaking high quality research in biomedical science or related scientific areas in the UK.

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Drs Akhilesh Reddy and John O'Neill hypothesize origin of circadian rhythms

A study led by Drs Akhilesh Reddy and John O’Neill at the MRL indicates that regular daily oscillations in oxidation and reduction of peroxiredoxin enzymes might be the forerunner of better known circadian mechanisms

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Recent awards for MRL scientists

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MRL scientists identify protein that stimulates brown fat to burn calories

In research published in the journal Cell, studies led by Professor Vidal-Puig at the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories show the protein BMP8b stimulates the activity of brown fat by acting in both the brain as well as in brown fat itself.

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Two MRL Scientists Awarded Prestigious European Starting Grants

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PhD studentships

Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease

Application deadline: 4th January 2013

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MRL investigators are the first to identify a patient with a defect in thyroid receptor alpha

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Mechanism discovered for how poor maternal diet can increase risk of diabetes in the offspring

Studies led by Dr Sue Ozanne and Prof Ken Siddle from the MRL, in collaboration with scientists at the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester, shed light on why a poor maternal diet reduces the ability of the offspring to store fats correctly in later life, and increases the risk of developing diabetes.

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Artificial Pancreas - Winter 2011/2012 Newsletter available

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Dr Ak Reddy is elected into the EMBO Young Investigator Programme

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20th October 2011 - Professor David Ron is one of 46 life scientists elected to EMBO membership

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MRL scientists identify a genetic cause of severe hypoglycaemia in children, providing the prospect of effective drug treatments for this disorder

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Dr Helen Murphy wins 2011 Joseph Hoet Research Award MRL

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Congratulations to Sadaf Farooqi and Ines Barroso

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Inaugral Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards for two MRL researchers

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Study shows obesity-related changes in fat cell membranes might be key to the metabolic syndrome

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Steve O'Rahilly elected to the National Academy of Sciences of the USA

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Artificial pancreas helps prevent overnight hypoglycaemia in adults with type 1 diabetes

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MRL to host UK Annual Adipose Tissue Discussion Group Meeting (ATDG) Meeting 2011

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Fascinating Fat - the Metabolic Research Laboratories at the 2011 Cambridge Science Festival

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MRL students at SET for BRITAIN

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You are what your mother ate

MRL researchers provide new insight into why poor diet during pregnancy negatively affects offspring's long term health.

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Dr Akhilesh Reddy awareded the prestigious Colworth Medal from the Biochemical Society

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A novel genetic cause of lipodystrophy and the metabolic syndrome

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Artificial MRL scientists make 'body clock' discovery

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Shwetha Ramachandrappa wins the 2010 Society for Endocrinology Postgraduate Essay Prize

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Artificial Pancreas - Winter 2010/2011 Newletter available

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Rare genetic disorder highlights importance of selenium

A team led by Professor Krishna Chatterjee has identified a rare genetic disorder that highlights the importance of selenium, a little known trace element, to human health. The study might also shed light on the role of free radicals - highly reactive molecules that can cause cellular damage - in the body. The discover is reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation

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Professor Stephen O'Rahilly recognised for clinical excellence and scientific influence

Professor Stephen O’Rahilly, Director of the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories and Co-Director of the Institute of Metabolic Science has been named in two recent assessments of the most important figures in contemporary science and medicine in Britain.

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Fat cells reach their limit and trigger changes linked to Type 2 Diabetes

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IMS Away Day 2010

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Kavita Kumarewaran wins JDRF Student Research Award

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A New study shows thyroid hormones act in the brain to regulate energy balance

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Apply for a PhD studentship

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Dr David Savage awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science

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9th International Workshop on Resistance to Thyroid Hormone & Thyroid Hormone Action

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Molecular pharmacology of metabolic disease

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Hungry for progress - appetite, genes and drugs

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Professor Stephen O’Rahilly, Director of the MRL and Co-Director of the Institute of Metabolic Science awarded the 2010 INBEV-Baillet Latour Health Prize

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MRL PhD student wins Diabetes UK prize

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New insights into genetic causes of obesity

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‘Artificial pancreas’ a step nearer for children with type 1 diabetes

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Artificial Pancreas - 2009 Newsletter available

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Rare copy number variants cause severe obesity in childhood

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Rare copy number variants cause severe obesity in childhood

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Big Lottery Fund grant to fund world-class research

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Rethinking genetic susceptibility to obesity and metabolic diseases

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IMS Away Day 2009

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The mystery of FTO deepens!

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MRL group identifies new gene required for fat cell function

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EU boost for obesity research

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Cambridge ideas podcast - The genetics of obesity

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Obesity Management for the Endocrinologist

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Director honoured by the University of Warwick

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Prof Ken Siddle honoured with major University teaching prize

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‘Partial insulin resistance’ contributes to the pathogenesis of fatty liver and metabolic dyslipidaemia

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Vital link between obesity and high blood pressure identified

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Scientists identify key regulator of puberty

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Artificial Pancreas Project, new newsletter available

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Recent PhD successes

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Official opening of the Institute of Metabolic Science

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University College Dublin honours MRL Director, Professor Stephen O’Rahilly

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Development of new fat cells requires the BSCL2 gene

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IMS-MRL researcher wins Young Investigator Award

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New mechanism for controlling hunger identified

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