What happens during early fetal development has a profound impact on health that lasts a lifetime. It is clear that if we wish to genuinely impact on rates of disease and disability in the population at large, we must invest in research to better understand and treat the events that impact development in the womb.
We are undertaking research to look at the events that occur during conception and early pregnancy to improve pregnancy rates for women who struggle to conceive and improve health outcomes for babies in general.
Of particular interest to us is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This syndrome not only causes difficulties in becoming pregnant but is associated with an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life. We are working to understand PCOS better and improve treatment and diagnosis.