Francisco dos Santos

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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are viewed as safe, readily available and promising adult stem cells, which are currently used in several clinical trials. Additionally, their soluble-factor secretion and multi-lineage differentiation capacities place MSCs in the forefront of stem cell types with expected near-future clinical applications. In the present work(More)
  • Adinan de Souza, Lucas Antonio Moscato, +4 authors Armindo Gustavo Ventrella
  • 2003
The procedure used for inspection and verification of damages in cables is highly dependent on the experience of a skilled technician who, using binoculars, covers the transmission lines in a helicopter, and is able of visualing points where seems to exist damaged spots in the wires and in insulators of the transmission lines. After this previous(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been on the focus of intense clinical-oriented research due to their multilineage differentiation potential and immunomodulatory properties. However, to reach the clinically meaningful cell numbers for cellular therapy and tissue engineering applications, MSC ex-vivo expansion is mandatory but sequential cell(More)
The major obstacle to the widespread use of umbilical cord blood (UCB) in hematopoietic stem/progenitor (HSC) cell therapy is the low cell dose available. A cytokine cocktail for the ex vivo expansion of UCB HSC, in co-culture with a bone marrow (BM) mesenchymal stem cells (MSC)-derived stromal layer was optimized using an experimental design approach.(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis, and atopic eczema in schoolchildren from southern Brazil. A cross-sectional study was carried out with the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood phase III written questionnaire. The questionnaire was self-applied by 2,948 randomly selected(More)
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