New Meetup: OBESITY - The Biologic Basis

From: Ronnie
Sent on: Friday, October 1, 2010 11:42 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Science Field Trips Club!

What: OBESITY - The Biologic Basis

When: Wednesday, October 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Northwestern University
McCormick Tribune Center 1870 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

The Biologic Basis Of Obesity - A Conversation with Jeffrey Friedman, MD, PhD

We all know that maintaining a constant weight can be a challenge - obesity is highly prevalent, and Americans spend billions of dollars every year looking for solutions. But what is the biology of weight regulation? What really drives our appetites? One key player in regulating weight and metabolism is a hormone called leptin. Secreted by fat tissue, leptin helps control feeding behaviors, body weight, and glucose metabolism.

Come to this presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Friedman, Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at Rockefeller University, whose team of scientists first discovered leptin's role in the body. He will discuss what they've learned about the biological processes that regulate weight and appetite, and how further research could lead to a better understanding of - and possibly even treatments for - obesity and other metabolic disorders.

2010 Silverstein Lecture Series, Center for Genetic Medicine, Northwestern University;
Tuesday, October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Medical Research Center
Northwestern University, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago
Wednesday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm
McCormick Tribune Center, Northwestern University, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. Refreshments will be served. For more information call[masked] or visit CGM.

Funding for the Silverstein Lecture Series is provided by the Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein Medical Research Fund for Genetic Medicine.

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