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September 2021 Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER ZOOM EVENT

UWMA @ QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,
NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS
Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

WHEREVER YOU ARE

7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, September 14th, 2021

“Prevention of Myopia & Treatment of Metabolic Disorders:
Surprising New Roles for Light-Based Disease Therapies”
Speaker: Richard A Lang
Director, Visual Systems Group
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

 

The evolution of plant and animal light-detecting systems have, over time, conferred adaptive advantages ---
the most obvious being animals’ ability to decode photon information for object-identification. The lightsensing
proteins that enable this feat of light-detection and mediate the body’s response to it, are called opsins.
Recently, new opsin-dependent light-sensing pathways have been discovered, which have impacts on non-visual
systems (e.g., skin, brain, fat cells, body rhythms, metabolism). After a review of the underlying developmental
biology, our speaker will describe these new opsin pathways; show how their disruption impacts health; and
explore design innovations in lighting systems to: prevent myopia, affecting more than 2 billion people
worldwide; and offer new treatment modalities for obesity, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

 

To receive the Zoom link, please register by September 12th:   propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 (7 P)


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“Prevention of Myopia & Treatment of Metabolic Disorders: Surprising New Roles for Light-Based Disease Therapies”

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