Protective Factors

Whether or not a neuron is injured may depend not only on the presence of inflammatory and toxic factors but also on protective mechanisms. For example, Sanders and colleagues recently reported that regions of the brain in which fibroblast growth factor (FGF) is expressed show less evidence of neural injury in the context of HIV infection. They suggested that FGF may be involved in altering intracellular signaling so that cascades leading to apoptosis (programmed cell death) are downregulated.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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