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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Research highlights

Research highlights

Our theme includes research from pre-conception through to death, with a focus on four priority areas:

  1. Metabolism - metabolism underpins every biological reaction, and changes in metabolic function can determine a wide range of health outcomes.
  2. Rare diseases - 1 in 17 people are affected by a rare disease at some point in their lives. Mechanisms for rare diseases can also inform common diseases. 

  3. Drug discovery & therapeutics - this includes repurposing exisiting drugs, developing new drugs such as senolytics, and other therapies such as gene and cell therapies.

  4. Health inequalities - healthy ageing is not universal, and populations affected by inequalities are most likely to spend longer in poor health.
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