1. Diet, Disease, and Dollars - Robert Lustig, M.D. - Life Sciences Forum - MIT Club of Northern California


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    Two thirds of the US adult population and one third of the pediatric population is overweight or obese. The rates of diabetes, hypertension and heart disease parallel our societies increasing girth. These "adult" diseases are now commonly seen in our overweight and obese children. What does this mean for the future health and longevity of our children? What ultimate price will our nation pay with this trend? What are some of the factors contributing to this trend? Could WHAT we eat affect HOW much we eat? Who's really in charge of our food supply? Dr. Robert Lustig will share some of his research findings and challenge some traditional thoughts on the causes of obesity. Join us to learn why obesity may not be all about lack of will power but related to the condition of our food supply and what it will take in Washington to prevent a health crisis. Walk away with an entirely different set of tips, tricks, best practices, and attitudes. Speaker Biography: Robert H. Lustig, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig is a neuro-endocrinologist, with basic and clinical training relative to hypothalamic development, anatomy, and function. Dr. Lustig’s research focuses on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. He is currently investigating the contribution of nutritional, neural,hormonal, and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic both in children and adults. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976,and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He is the author of many articles, chapters, and reviews on childhood obesity, including the recent volume “Obesity before birth”.

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    • Evento Natura 2011 - 01


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      • Impression Archiprix International workshops 2011


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        Impression of the Archiprix International workshops 2011 held at the MIT, Cambridge (Mass.)

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        • MIT 150th fireworks - 6/4/2011


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          MIT 150th fireworks - 6/4/2011

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          • EAR Duo + Peter V. Swendsen @ MIT


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            The EAR Duo premieres Peter V. Swendsen's Northern Circles for alto saxophone, bassoon, live electronics and video at MIT's Killian Hall. Live performance on March 30th, 2011. Please visit earduo.com, mstraus.net, danajessen.com & swendsen.net for more information.

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            • Elbow room


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              This is my fiction assignment which is also my last assignment of the whole 4 year course. The title of the film is Elbow room. The film deals with a guy who is financially not well and is unable to study further. So, he takes up a job of a sweeper in a design institute and is taken aback by the surroundings and the environment.He keeps on rejecting himself for doing the mechanical job of a sweeper where as the surroundings also reject him as he is just a tiny part of the crowd. The feeling of rejection builds on and he resorts to the rescue.

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              • Innovation: All Terrain Wheelchair - MIT


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                Amos Winter has developed an all-terrain wheelchair that can change lives for handicapped people in rural settings.

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                • Will Solar Technologies Meet Utility Scale Demand? - MIT Club of Northern California


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                  Please join us at PARC the evening of June 1st for a stand-up dinner, followed by a lively panel discussion featuring three high-level solar executives and the senior advisor to the CA governor, who will address the viability of solar technologies in scaling up to meet the needs of utility-class renewable power generation. The southwest U.S. is an enormous potential solar resource and several projects involving concentrated solar thermal or photovoltaic technologies have been approved by permitting agencies. The Governor of California has signed a goal of 33% renewable power generation by 2020. Solar thermal features proven technologies with minimal risk. The cost of PV technologies has declined significantly, making them viable at utility scale too. Nonetheless, major hurdles remain in this dynamic area. What are the relative advantages of concentrated solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies? What government policies are driving or hindering development? What other challenges such as financing, storage & transmission constraints and environmental obstacles must be met? Panelists: Michael Picker - Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy to the Governor of CA Howard Wenger – President, Utilities and Power Plants, SunPower Corp Alice Harron - Senior Director of Development, Solar Millennium Randy Wu - Managing Director, Development at First Solar Ian Copeland - President of Bechtel Renewable Power Moderator: Hal LaFlash - Director of Emerging Clean Technologies, Pacific Gas & Electric

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                  • CO2GO


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                    Il video di presentazione dell’applicativo realizzato dal MiT: CO2GO

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                    • Kristallklares Wasser mit Zeolith Filterung


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                      http://dig66.de Kristallklares Wasser mit Zeolith Filterung

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