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OBJECTIVE To derive new human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines on pathogen-free human placental fibroblast feeders under serum-free conditions. Because the embryo develops in close contact with extraembryonic membranes, we hypothesized that placental mesenchyme might replicate the stem cell niche in situ. DESIGN We isolated and characterized human(More)
Gastric cancer continues to be one of the most common malignant neoplasias in the world. Despite the decreasing incidence of this disease in developed countries, Eastern Europe and Latin America show the highest incidences. It accounted for 8.6% of all new cases of cancer in 2002. In Peru it has increased between 1990 and 1997 amounting to 24.3/100000 in(More)
The present is the first study on epi-endophytic algae on thalli of Undaria pinnatifida growing along Argentinian coasts. The main goal is to describe the nature and the morphology of this symbiosis. Individuals of Laminariocolax aecidioides were detected in both June and December 2004, growing on U. pinnatifida sporophytes. In nature, the epi-endophyte(More)
Aneuploid cells in the placenta are associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, but the mechanisms are unclear. Here, we examined the cytotrophoblast (CTB) differentiation pathway that leads to uterine invasion in pregnancies complicated by trisomy 21 (T21) as compared with their normal counterparts. Surprisingly, we observed a wide spectrum of T21 effects.(More)
In a continuous effort to improve the generation of therapeutic grade human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines, we focused on preserving developmental capacity of the embryos, minimizing the exposure to xenomaterials, increasing derivation efficacy, and reducing the complexity of the derivation procedure. In this study, we describe an improved method for(More)
The success rate of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) derivation depends on both culture conditions and embryo quality and is routinely determined by morphological criteria. However, high incidence of chromosomal abnormality even in high-grade cleavage embryos from in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients suggests that the morphological grade of supernumerary(More)
GOAL To determine type-specific seroprevalence of herpes simplex viruses (HSV-1 and HSV-2) and HSV-2 risk factors. STUDY DESIGN Six-hundred fifty eight middle-aged control women (hospital-based in 4 of 6 countries) from a multicenter cervical cancer case-control study participated from 1985 to 1997. Type-specific serum IgG antibodies against HSV-1 and(More)
Malfunction of the electronic control system or defects in the electronic equipment among other causes can lead to different kind of faults in high-power cycloconverter-fed mill drives. This paper presents a study of the behavior of a cycloconverter for a grinding mill drive under firing pulses fault conditions. For this purpose, a controlled three-phase,(More)
Mining power systems have a unique industrial environment: low short-circuit levels, high-power non-linear equipments, transient over-voltages, high altitude locations, dust, vibrations, etc., where faults easily occur affecting the integrity of the electronics equipment and drives reducing reliability with undesirable effects on safety and production. In(More)
The present paper deals with the ultrastructure of zoospores produced by the plasmodiophorid Maullinia ectocarpii, living in the marine algal host Ectocarpus siliculosus. The zoospores described here are very similar to secondary zoospores of Polymyxa graminis and Phagomyxa sp. (the latter an algal endoparasite, also). Our results indicate that M.(More)