Embryonic Development

The development of the hindbrain has been the focus of intensive research during the past 10 years. Although the human hindbrain has been the subject of a few studies, most of our knowledge of the developmental programs and mechanisms that pattern the hindbrain is derived from animal studies. Since the hindbrain is an evolutionarily ancient brain structure, many of the key developmental features gleaned from other species are likely to be conserved throughout the vertebrate radiation, including primates. Nevertheless, species differences do exist, and the reader should note that some of the description that follows may differ in certain details from the developmental events occuring in the human embryo.

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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