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Research groups in Oxford are using a wide range of approaches to investigate obesity and understand how to prevent and treat it.
Islet biology is an active area of research in Oxford, with researchers aiming to understand more about the different cell types within pancreatic islets.
Researchers at Oxford are interested in cardiac metabolism, energetics and function and how diabetes, obesity and cardiac failure impact on these.
Research at Oxford on adipose tissue biology is closely linked to the study of metabolic disorders and uses a range of systems and approaches.
Oxford researchers are interested in many aspects of liver biology and seek to understand the spectrum of conditions known as NAFLD using whole body physiological approaches and ex vivo and in vitro experimental systems.
Underpinning many disciplines, this theme encompasses the study of metabolic processes in different systems and using a range of approaches.
A number of strands of immunometabolism research are being pursued in Oxford, reflecting strengths in both immunological and metabolic sciences.
This theme spans a number of research areas investigating molecular through to behavioural aspects of nutrition and diet.
Oxford researchers are studying metabolic changes in cancer and their relation to the tumour microenvironment to understand the impact on cancer cell growth and help develop new therapies.
Oxford hosts endocrinology research that spans from genes and molecules up to organs and systems.
More than 20 groups across Oxford work on type 2 diabetes, spanning many areas of research and approaches.
Oxford researchers are tackling type 1 diabetes from many angles to understand why pancreatic cells are destroyed in the disease and aim to apply this to preventing as well as treating the disease.