Aurel Ardelean

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This study evaluated the in vitro effects of 62.5 µg/mL silica nanoparticles (SiO NPs) on MRC-5 human lung fibroblast cells for 24, 48 and 72 h. The nanoparticles' morphology, composition, and structure were investigated using high resolution transmission electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction and X-ray diffraction. Our study showed a(More)
The present study investigated the capacity of formulated Berberis vulgaris extract/β-cyclodextrin to protect liver against CCl(4)-induced hepatotoxicity in mice. Formulated and non-formulated extracts were given orally (50 mg/kg/day) to mice for 7 days and were then intra-peritoneally injected with 1.0 mL/kg CCl(4) on the 8th day. After 24 h of CCl(4)(More)
The biochemical and histopathological changes induced by the exposure to iron oxide nanoparticles coated with phospholipid-based polymeric micelles (IONPs-PM) in CD-1 mice lungs were analyzed. After 2, 3, 7 and 14 days following the intravenous injection of IONPs-PM (5 and 15 mg Fe/kg bw), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity, oxidative stress parameters(More)
MOTIVATION Recent studies indicate that fractal dimensions can uncover aspects of cellular dynamics prior to pathological manifestation. In this respect we are interested in building a computational model of oncogenesis able to generate patterns with the same fractal dimension spectrum as the in vivo tumor. RESULTS A new theoretical model incorporating a(More)
A1 The outcome of patients with recurrent versus non-recurrent pneumococcal meningitis in a tertiary health-care hospital in Background Pneumococcal meningitis (PM) is a life-threatening disease. Recurrent PM is relatively rare and associated with predisposing conditions. This study analyzed the outcome of patients with recurrent versus non-recurrent PM.(More)
Introduction. The present study fills a gap in the Romanian bio-medical research domain through a global and unitary investigation of aging processes in the central nervous system (CNS) of both humans and animals, from macroscopic-regional-zonal levels to tissual-cellular-subcellular ones. In addition, the determination of correlations with Alzheimer(More)
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