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OBJECTIVES Police officers are at risk of bloodborne diseases through needlestick injuries but few studies have addressed this problem. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of needlestick injuries in law enforcement officers and to determine predictors of injuries and reporting rates. DESIGN An anonymous, voluntary questionnaire was(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been implicated in stimulating retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival and axonal regeneration in rodent animal models in vivo and in vitro, but very little data are available on neurotrophin effects in higher mammals. We hence analysed BDNF signalling in primary cultures of adult pig RGC. As detected by(More)
BACKGROUND It was previously demonstrated that the 7beta-hydroxycholesteryl-3beta(ester)-oleate (7beta-ester) possesses antitumor properties against the experimental rat C6 glioblastoma. The effect of an analog of this molecule, 7beta-hydroxycholesterol-3beta-O(ether)-oleyl (7beta-ether), was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Liposomes containing no(More)
The effect of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and lactation on gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels in different rat brain regions of 3-week-old pups was investigated. There was a significant decrease in the thalamus, pons, cerebellum and hippocampus, no change in posterior colliculus, occipital cortex, temporal cortex, hypothalamus, septum(More)
In the European hamster, Cricetus cricetus, a common hibernator, over a year, the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) content has been followed, in the cytosolic and crude synaptosomal fractions of the olfactory bulbs, hypothalamus and cerebellum. In these 3 areas, the GABA content shows circannual variations of endogenous origin: in this period, in both(More)
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