Gender-specific disease development due to developmental steroid insults: mechanistic understanding and biomarker development as routes towards prevention of disease.

  Risks of developing many adult illnesses are set down as we develop in the womb, hence the environment we experience during fetal life needs to be ‘just right’. Understanding how the fetal environment colours development helps decision making during pregnancy to ensure best health chances for our children. Revealing mechanisms by which fetal environments alter future disease risk will help identify at risk children and adults, and give treatment opportunities.

  • Start Date:

    1 June 2017

  • End Date:

    31 May 2020

  • Activity Type:

    Research

  • Funder:

    Medical Research Council

  • Value:

    £636509

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