Alvaro Rossan de Brandão Prieto da Silva

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We compared the effect of a single bedtime dose of two short half-time hypnotics, brotizolam (0.25 mg) and zopiclone (7.5 mg), on memory storage during sleep in a double blind, placebo-controlled, three-way crossover design trial in eight healthy volunteers. Memory was evaluated using a standard word list free-recall test learned before the bedtime dose by(More)
Free muscle flap transfer is currently the procedure of choice for longstanding facial paralysis to restore symmetry both at rest and when smiling. However, movements obtained are generally localized, unidirectional, and philtrum centralization and lower lip movement is not proportionally achieved. The stability of free flap insertion at the lips also(More)
Toxins have been shown to have many biological functions and to constitute a rich source of drugs and biotechnological tools. We focus on toxins that not only have a specific activity, but also contain residues responsible for transmembrane penetration, which can be considered bioportides—a class of cell-penetrating peptides that are also intrinsically(More)
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