Francisco A. Ayala Jimenez

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The possibility of using crude seasalt, and saltpeter as the basis of a culture medium for the blue-green alga Spirulina maxima, was investigated. Saltpeter appears to be an excellent nitrogen and micronutrient-source and is very cheap. The effect of the nutrient level on algal growth, and nitrogen conversion efficiency, was studied. The results suggest the(More)
Earlier studies have established that the analgesic and anti-inflammatory compound, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), was effective in preventing atherosclerosis in cholesterol-fed rabbits. In the present studies, the effect of DMSO on existing atherosclerotic lesions in cholesterol-fed rabbits was investigated. Rabbits were placed on an atherogenic diet(More)
The effect of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) on cholesterol-induced atherosclerosis in the rabbit was investigated. Two groups of rabbits were studied: a Control group which received regular chow and an Experimental group which received an atherogenic diet containing 1% cholesterol. DMSO was either omitted or added to the drinking water of both groups in amounts(More)
Pathological changes in the penis of long-term diabetic rats (>1 year) include epidermal atrophy and lipid droplets in erectile tissue and dermis, as well as thickening of capillary basement membranes, dilatation and microaneurysms of capillaries, and atrophy and degeneration of erectile smooth muscle. These changes are similar to those previously described(More)
The effect of aspirin on experimentally induced atherosclerosis was studied in rabbits. Rabbits were placed on an atherogenic diet containing either no aspirin or 0.2% aspirin supplement. Control rabbits were fed regular rabbit food or rabbit food supplemented with 0.2% aspirin. Ingestion of aspirin from the diets containing aspirin was equivalent to a(More)
An instance of hepar lobatum of unusual etiology is described. Because metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma in our patient involved multiple organs including the liver, chemotherapy was administered. There was total regression of the liver metastases at autopsy with cicatrization of the previous sites of neoplastic involvement. The scarring subdivided the(More)