New study to identify genetic link with obesity and diabetes
1 September 2015
The largest ever study to identify genes that predispose New Zealanders to obesity and type-2 diabetes was announced today by the Maurice Wilkins Centre at the annual Queenstown Research Week.
Prestigious honour for New Zealand medical researcher
15 May 2013
Professor Garth Cooper (DPhil (Oxon), MB, ChB, FRCPA, FRSNZ) from The University of Auckland and University of Manchester, and a Maurice Wilkins Centre principal investigator, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the United Kingdom.
New mechanism regulating insulin secretion may explain genetic susceptibility to diabetes
4 February 2013
New Zealand research revealing a new mechanism for how glucose stimulates insulin secretion may provide a new explanation for how a gene that makes people more susceptible to diabetes – called TCF7L2 – actually contributes to the disease.
Clues on antipsychotic drugs side effects offer hope
5 July 2011
Weight-gain and diabetes-like symptoms are common side effects of antipsychotic medications, and New Zealand research into the chemical changes involved is raising hope that these effects may be better managed or eliminated.