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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Price SL (2014) Protein PYY and its role in metabolism. in Frontiers of hormone research

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Salem V (2010) Approaches to the pharmacological treatment of obesity. in Expert review of clinical pharmacology

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Scott RV (2014) Can Bayliss and Starling gut hormones cure a worldwide pandemic? in The Journal of physiology

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Simpson KA (2010) Appetite and hedonism: gut hormones and the brain. in Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America

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

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Tharakan G (2011) Emerging therapies in the treatment of 'diabesity': beyond GLP-1. in Trends in pharmacological sciences

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Thompson EL (2010) Modulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis by selective ligands of the KISS1R. in Current opinion in investigational drugs (London, England : 2000)

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Troke RC (2014) The future role of gut hormones in the treatment of obesity. in Therapeutic advances in chronic disease

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Turner JJ (2009) Induction of TLR tolerance in human macrophages by adiponectin: does LPS play a role? in Scandinavian journal of immunology

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