Carla Morais

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This study was designed to assess the effect of spinal cord injury on neurobehavioral, electrophysiological, structural, and biochemical changes in normal and diabetic rats. Experimental diabetes was induced in Sprague-Dawley male rats (weighing 250-280 g) with streptozotocin (50 mg/kg i.p.). Eight weeks after the treatment with streptozotocin the animals(More)
Acrylamide (ACR) is a cumulative neurotoxin which causes axonal degeneration in animals and man. Industrial workers exposed to ACR have been reported to suffer from a variety of central and peripheral neuropathological symptoms including numbness of hands and feet, skin peeling and muscular weakness of legs. These reports suggest that the body burden of ACR(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) diseases constitute a set of challenging pathological conditions concerning diagnosis and therapeutics. For most of these disorders, there is a lack of early diagnosis, biomarkers to allow proper follow-up of disease progression and effective therapeutic strategies to allow a persistent cure. The poor prognosis of most CNS(More)
OBJECT This investigation was undertaken to study the effect of aluminum on neurobehavioral, electrophysiological, structural, and biochemical changes in rats following spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats classified into different groups were given aluminum sulfate-dosed drinking water in the concentrations of 0%, 0.25%, 0.5%(More)
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