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Increasing beige fat to treat obesity [ 2015 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1078707]

Researchers: Prof Jenny Gunton (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Michael Downes Prof Christopher Liddle Dr Michael Swarbrick

Brief description Beige fat is a recently described kind of fat which instead of storing fat and contributing to obesity burns energy and burns glucose. It helps to combat obesity and diabetes. If it could be increased and switched on, it would help to treat obesity and diabetes. This grant will study a new pathway to try to increase the amount of beige fat and to increase its activity.

Funding Amount $AUD 983,533.36

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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