The New England Journal of Medicine selected the Farooqi Group’s recent study, Obesity-Associated GNAS Mutations and the Melanocortin Pathway, for a Quick Take video. Watch the animated summary on the NEJM website.
In a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, a team led by Professor Sadaf Farooqi, found that 1 in 100 children with severe obesity from the GOOS cohort, have mutations in GNAS which encodes Gαs (stimulatory G-protein alpha subunit). GNAS mutations typically cause a condition called pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) and impair signalling […]
In a recent study funded by the British Heart Foundation, Guillaume Bidault and members of the TVP group, working with colleagues from the MRC LMB, provide some important new insights into how making fat in immune cells might help to fight disease. Immune cell activation defends the body against foreign agents such as bacteria, viruses, […]
A multi-centre study, involving researchers including Dr Agatha van der Klaauw and Prof Sadaf Farooqi, with others from across the University and beyond, has been awarded UKRI funding for research that seeks to underpin how best to use vaccines for protection from COVID-19 infection. The SARS-CoV-2 vaccine ResPonse In Obesity (SCORPIO) study will investigate the […]