Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

For several decades now, the United States and many other parts of the world have been in the grip of a growing epidemic. The number of people with obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders has soared, leading to dire health consequences and a critical challenge to the healthcare system. At Scripps Research, we explore how the body processes nutrients at the cellular level, and how metabolic disorders disrupt these systems. We use genomic information, neuroscience and wireless sensor technologies to develop prevention strategies and improve a patient’s health. And we develop new drugs to prevent or stop the physiological havoc caused by these diseases.