Chesca A Barrios

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The integration of microscale engineering, microfluidics, and AC electrokinetics such as dielectrophoresis has generated novel microsystems that enable quantitative analysis of cellular phenotype, function, and physiology. These systems are increasingly being used to assess diverse cell types, such as stem cells, so it becomes critical to thoroughly(More)
Mercury-containing industrial waste has been released into the coastal waters of the Eighth Region of Chile for around two decades. This study, carried out from 1991 to 1993, sought to measure mercury concentrations in the hair of pregnant and lactating women from villages near the coast and in the interior of the region in order to examine the relationship(More)
Total mercury (Hg-T) content in scalp hair of 59 pregnant and nursing women-with normal to high fish and seafood consumption-resident in fishing villages distributed throughout the coastal zone of the Eighth Region of Chile, and of 7 pregnant and nursing women-with negligible or no fish and seafood consumption-resident in a town located inland (Pinto) in(More)
The history of antipsychotic medications begins in the 1950s with chlorpromazine, developed originally as an antihistamine but found to be an aid in the reduction of symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. This phenothiazine derivative was followed by numerous others in the same class (e.g., thioridazine) and then by antipsychotics in other classes (e.g.,(More)
Rapid cycling bipolar disorder (RCBD) is defined in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a type of manic-depressive illness in which the patient experiences four or more episodes of mania and/or major depression per year. It was first reported as a consequence of the reduced effectiveness of lithium(More)
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