Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition


 

Endocrinology is a medical speciality dealing with human pathologies related to hormonal dysregulation, metabolism and nutrition. The integration of clinical issues and basic science is in the nature of this science. Many of the most relevant achievements of contemporary medicine in the frontiers of knowledge have been made in Endocrinology. Hence, working with molecules/hormones identified as causing diseases and molecular diagnosis, advanced imaging methods, sophisticated surgery and basic research, including animal experimental modelling, are the cornerstones of progress in clinical endocrinology. Moreover, some of the most frequent pathologies affecting developed countries are studied by Endocrinology: obesity, affecting the 30% of the population and rapidly increasing especially among children; diabetes, commonly associated to obesity, today affecting 7-14% of the population in the first world, or thyroid diseases, increasing in incidence, such as thyroid cancer. Studies in this field have become strategic in modern societies, especially in the Galician population where, during the last decade, childhood obesity has increased at one of the highest rate in Europe, as has diabetes in adults, while thyroid illnesses, such as hypothyroidism, are still endemic in our region.

Area coordinator:

Prof. Federico Mallo Ferrer

Physiologist.

More info: EndocrinologyCINBIO

Leaders:

María Amalia Andrade Olivié. More info: Clinical Analysis

María Anunciación Lafuente Giménez. More info: EndocrinologyCINBIO

Lines of research:

  • Incretins in the neuroendocrine system.
  • GH & Acromegaly.
  • Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
  • Environmental toxins in obesity.

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Friday, November 28, 2014
More than 200 researchers met at the 2nd International Workshop on Biomedical Research and Innovation organised by the IBI
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The event will take place on the 20th and 21st of November in Vigo, and registration is free via the website
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Recognition of the scientific work undertaken within the project’s framework comes from conferences and competitions held in May