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The Shaw Prize 2009. [II], Of mice & men ; A manifold difference.

Author: Television Broadcasts Limited (Hong Kong, China)
Publisher: Hong Kong : Television Broadcasts Ltd., 2009.
Series: Pearl report, 2009/10/04.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : Local government publication : English
Database:WorldCat
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"Did you know that becoming really fat is not a psychological but a physiological problem? Well, you'll know due to the work of two eminent scientists, Douglas Coleman and Jeffrey Friedman, joint winners of this year's award for life science and medicine. Coleman discovered that a circulating factor in the body prevents obesity in animals. Friedman determmined that factor is a fat tissue hormone he then named
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Named Person: Douglas Coleman; Jeffrey Friedman; Simon Donaldson; Clifford Taubes
Material Type: Government publication, Local government publication, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Television Broadcasts Limited (Hong Kong, China)
OCLC Number: 502209249
Language Note: In English with Chinese subtitles.
Notes: Television programs (Hong Kong).
Credits: Production of Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB).
Event notes: Originally released as a television broadcast on 04 October 2009.
Description: 1 videodisc (27 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Disc format: DVD, PAL ; Region code: All.
Series Title: Pearl report, 2009/10/04.
Other Titles: Of mice & men
Manifold difference

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"Did you know that becoming really fat is not a psychological but a physiological problem? Well, you'll know due to the work of two eminent scientists, Douglas Coleman and Jeffrey Friedman, joint winners of this year's award for life science and medicine. Coleman discovered that a circulating factor in the body prevents obesity in animals. Friedman determmined that factor is a fat tissue hormone he then named Leptin."--TVB web site.

"This year's award for mathematics goes jointly to Briton Simon Donaldson and American, Clifford Taubes. Their achievement? Devising new techniques and ideas derived from theoretical physics to revolutionize our understanding of Four Dimensional Space."--TVB web site.

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