The Friends of NSM Distinguished Lecture Series Invites you to a free event for community and corporate leaders, supporters of NSM and the general public. Each year, this free public lecture series focuses on a central theme and includes five-to-six lectures delivered by leading experts and eminent scholars.
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Through this annual series, the University of Houston’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics wants to share our breakthroughs with the Houston community and give Houstonians a front-row seat to the developments impacting medical care, energy, the environment and daily living.
Dr. Bruce Spiegelman will present “Toward a New Generation of Therapies for Diabetes, Obesity and Muscular Disease.” The program is Wednesday, April 25, from 7-8 pm in the Waldorf Astoria Room of the Hilton University of Houston Hotel, 4800 Calhoun.
Dr. Spiegelman is a professor of cell biology and medicine at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. He will discuss his research team’s recent discovery of a novel hormone secreted from muscle cells that triggers some of the key health benefits of exercise. The protein, given the name irisin, is a promising candidate for development as a novel treatment for diabetes, obesity and perhaps other disorders.