WEBSITE: www.ocrc.org.br
 
Principal Investigator: Licio Augusto Velloso 
 
Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator: Ronaldo Aloise Pilli 
 
Technology Transfer Coordinator: João Eduardo de Morais Pinto Furtado

HOST INSTITUTION
University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Rua Carl Von Linnaeus, s/n, Bloco Z - IB/Unicamp
Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz - Barão Geraldo
13083-864 - Campinas, SP 
55 19 3521-2695 

ASSOCIATED INSTITUTIONS
University of São Paulo (USP)
São Paulo State University (UNESP) 
Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)

Center leaflet (pdf):

Obesity and Comorbidities Research Center

Study allows establishing a timeline of obesity

In experiments with mice, research group showed that a diet rich in saturated fats damages the system of the brain that controls hunger well before it alters the profile of intestinal bacteria

Initial findings of BIPMed were presented during FAPESP Week

Data from a study involving carriers of dystonia presented in Michigan demonstrate the importance of gathering genetic data on reference populations in Brazil

Launch of Latin America's first public human genome database

The platform was developed as part of BIPMed, the Brazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine, an effort promoted by members of five research centers supported by FAPESP

Research center offers school students workshops on healthy food

Activities organized by the Obesity and Comorbidities Research Center supply students from public schools with information about food and its implications for health

Obesity research center publishes in Endocrine Reviews

Research group is seeking to identify mechanisms that link diets rich in saturated fat with development of obesity

Gastrointestinal tract is linked to insulin resistance

Gut microbiota in obese individuals and type 2 diabetics induces higher bacterial membrane lipid levels and lower levels of fatty acids involved in insulin intolerance

Study shows how exercise protects pancreas in diabetics

Substance secreted by muscles in response to physical activity protects insulin-producing cells in experiments that simulate type 1 diabetes autoimmune attack