The Science of Fat
In the 2004 Holiday Lectures on Science, HHMI investigators Ronald M. Evans and Jeffrey M. Friedman discuss how the body regulates weight by carefully controlling the storage and burning of fat—and how a better understanding of these complex metabolic systems could lead researchers to treatments that curb obesity and improve public health.
- 2006 Telly Awards; Silver
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169Explore Holiday LecturesOver the 20-year history of the program, the Holiday Lectures on Science has covered topics in evolution, earth science, virology, and biodiversity—to name just a few. The lectures are freely available for streaming and on DVD. To enhance their use in the classroom, we produce a wide range of supporting free science education materials, including classroom activities, lesson plans, interactive online modules, animations, apps, virtual labs, and transcripts. For more on the Holiday Lectures on Science series, go to the Holiday Lectures page, or explore some featured lectures below.