Investigation of the hypothalamic regulation of food intake, energy expenditure and body adiposity by neuropeptides

Lead Research Organisation: ICSTM at Hammersmith
Department Name: Medicine


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Liu YL (2008) The effects of pancreatic polypeptide on locomotor activity and food intake in mice. in International journal of obesity (2005)

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Papaioannou I (2011) Lack of association between impaired glucose tolerance and appetite regulating hormones in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. in Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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Suzuki K (2011) The gut hormones in appetite regulation. in Journal of obesity

Company Name Thiakis 
Description Thiakis Ltd., an Imperial College spin out company was formed in 2004 to develop findings from Professor Bloom's laboratory into treatments for obesity and associated conditions. ; Acquired by Pfizer in 2008 
Year Established 2004 
Impact Thiakis raised £10 million funding in 2006, and was sold to Wyeth for £20 million followed by additional potential milestones payments totalling up to £80 million, in December 2008.
Description Knighthood honour for 'outstanding' obesity expert 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact

Publicity regarding laboratory's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012