Yuna Kim & Mao Asada
Never forget that these two ladies went through their teenage years owning the field for a whole quad (2007-2010). Their rivalry makes figure skating exciting to watch. Four years after Vancouver, they’ll be skating again on Olympic ice. Yuna and Mao are heavy favorites for podium finishes.
If they are both on the podium again, I will cry of happiness. And I hope they will embrace each other with fondness, for it is extremely rare to end your career competing against the same rival you did when you first started out on the senior circuit.
They were 16 in the photo from 2006 (they competed once when they were 15, 2006 Jr Worlds ;)
Anonymous asked: Do you have an article that talks about how neurotransmitters come from that GI tract and/or implications of that? That's a pretty interesting fact.
Depends what you’re wondering about and what your education level regarding anatomy and neurology is.
There’s a good article on the enteric nervous system on Medscape, but it’s very geared towards physicians seeking CME and neurologists reviewing (or learning new) information.
If you have at least normal college/high school understanding of the subject, Lippincott’s has a really good chapter on the parasympathetic nervous system and the GI tract.
ScienceDaily also has a few articles on how the hypothalamic hormones affect GI activity, and how hormones produced in the GI tract affect the brain and hypothalamus; here’s an interesting one.
After watching the winter olympics