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The Pulse of Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

Session 1 of 4-Session Evening Series

Inside Science program

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1B0281

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From top to bottom, Kevin D. Hall, Yasmine Belkaid, David Leopold, John Tisdale (All photos courtesy of NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the U.S. government’s medical research agency and the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. NIH invests more than $30 billion of taxpayer dollars to support cutting-edge research that is helping people live longer and healthier lives, driving the discovery of new ideas, and combating major health challenges. NIH has the pulse on modern medicine.

The four-part series provides a unique opportunity to bring the efforts of NIH into public view. Join NIH scientific and medical experts to learn about what is currently “hot” in biomedical research and discuss what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future.

Topics such as metabolism, the brain, an diet; the role of microbiota in immunity to infection; brain activity and visual perception; and gene therapies for sickle cell anemia will be discussed.

FEATURED EXPERT

Kevin D. Hall, Integrative Physiology Section Chief, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Hall takes a look at the interplay of metabolism, the brain and diet. Despite claims of diet gurus, there may not be any “best diet” for losing weight. He discusses the powerful biological responses that resist weight loss and promote weight regain, but suggests that there is still hope for successfully treating obesity.

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