Glossary

Huntington's disease A genetic brain disorder characterized by abnormal motor and behavioral effects.

neurons The functional cellular units of the brain.

Parkinson's disease A degenerative brain diseased characterized by rigidity, tremor, and slow movements due to lack of brain dopamine.

stem cell A primitive body cell that holds the potential to become one or more mature cells in distinct body organs.

stereotactic surgery Precise, image-guided surgery of the brain using a localization frame.

transplantation Surgical transfer of cells or tissue from one patient source (donor) to another patient (host).

This article reviews the basic principles of neurotransplantation research, discusses appropriate neurodegenerative disorders and describes current science in this field.

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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