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Despite numerous research efforts, mechanisms underlying regeneration of pancreas remains controversial. Views are divided whether stem cells are involved during pancreatic regeneration or it involves duplication of pre-existing islets or ductal cells or whether pancreatic islet numbers are fixed by birth or they renew throughout life. Pluripotent embryonic(More)
Glutamate transporter subtype 1 (GLT-1) activation is a promising - and understudied - approach for managing aspects of morphine tolerance caused by increased glutamatergic transmission. Identification of beta-lactam antibiotics as pharmaceuticals which activate GLT-1 transporters prompted us to hypothesize that repeated beta-lactam antibiotic (ceftriaxone)(More)
The urge to have one's own biological child supersedes any desire in life. Several options have been used to obtain gametes including pluripotent stem cells (embryonic ES and induced pluripotent iPS stem cells); gonadal stem cells (spermatogonial SSCs, ovarian OSCs stem cells), bone marrow, mesenchymal cells and fetal skin. However, the field poses a huge(More)
BACKGROUND Extensive research is ongoing to empower cancer survivors to have biological parenthood. For this, sperm are cryopreserved prior to therapy and in younger children testicular biopsies are cryopreserved with a hope to mature the germ cells into sperm later on for assisted reproduction. In addition, lot of hope was bestowed on pluripotent embryonic(More)
Randomized controlled clinical trials are conducted to determine whether differences of clinical importance exist between selected treatment regimens. When statistical analysis of the study data finds a P value greater than 5%, it is convention to deem the assessed difference nonsignificant. Just because convention dictates that such study findings be(More)
BACKGROUND We have earlier reported that follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) modulates ovarian stem cells which include pluripotent, very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) and their immediate descendants 'progenitors' termed ovarian germ stem cells (OGSCs), lodged in adult mammalian ovarian surface epithelium (OSE). FSH may exert pleiotropic actions(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that ovarian germ line stem cells replenish oocyte-pool in adult stage, and challenge the central doctrine of 'fixed germ cell pool' in mammalian reproductive biology. Two distinct populations of spherical stem cells with high nucleo-cytoplasmic ratio have been recently identified in the adult mammalian ovary surface(More)
Cloud computing is a novel pattern of computing where resources are provisioned on demand over the Internet. Being pay-as-you-go model, Cloud users lease the required resources and pay for their usage. Services offered by Cloud are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrium undergoes dramatic growth, breakdown and regeneration throughout reproductive period in mammals. Stem cells have been implicated in the process however their origin, nature, anatomical localization and characterization still remain obscure. Classical concept of presence of stem cells in the basal layer of endometrium was recently(More)
A dependable in vitro in vivo correlation (IVIVC) is a vital tool to optimize drug formulation and expedite product development time. Although many IVIVC examples are available for oral delivery systems, IVIVC for transdermal delivery is far less common, especially for electrical-assisted delivery. The objective of this study was to develop an IVIVC for the(More)