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The early development and evolution of the human brain.

@article{Crawford1990TheED,
  title={The early development and evolution of the human brain.},
  author={M. Crawford},
  journal={Upsala journal of medical sciences. Supplement},
  year={1990},
  volume={48},
  pages={
          43-78
        }
}
  • M. Crawford
  • Published 1990
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Upsala journal of medical sciences. Supplement
  • THE CHEMISTRY OF THE BRAIN: The brain and nervous system is characterised by a heavy investment in lipid chemistry which accounts for up to 60% of its structural material. In the different mammalian species so far studied, only the 20 and 22 carbon chain length polyenoic fatty acids were present and the balance of the n-3 to n-6 fatty acids was consistently 1:1. The difference observed between species, was not in the chemistry but in the extent to which the brain is developed. This paper… CONTINUE READING
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