Kerry A Galvin

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This study aimed to investigate whether continuous, low-dose, intracerebral infusion of either brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) or neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) could protect against striatal neuronal loss in mild neonatal hypoxic/ischaemic brain injury. Continuous, low-dose, intracerebral treatment is likely to minimise unwanted side effects of a single(More)
Human neural stem cells (HNSCs) can be isolated from both the developing and adult central nervous system (CNS). HNSCs can be successfully grown in culture, are self-renewable, and can generate mature neuronal and glial progeny. Embryonic HNSCs can be induced to differentiate into specific neuronal phenotypes. HNSCs successfully integrate into the host(More)
The failure of the adult human spinal cord to regenerate following injury is not absolute, but appears to be amenable to therapeutic manipulation. Recent work has shown that the provision of a growth permissive environment by the neutralization of inhibitory influences, or the grafting of fetal tissue, peripheral nerve, Schwann cells, or olfactory(More)
The furore over the retention of organs at postmortem examination, without adequate consent, has led to a reassessment of the justification for, and circumstances surrounding, the retention of any human material after postmortem examinations and operations. This brings into focus the large amount of human material stored in various archives and museums,(More)
Neural stem cells residing in the adult human brain have the potential to provide a source of tissue for self-to-self cell replacement strategies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Adult human neural stem cells (NSCs) are self renewable in culture and can generate mature neural progeny which display the characteristics of functional neurons(More)
Hypoxic/ischemic (H/I) brain injury is thought to be mediated via the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor complex, which can be blocked by the magnesium ion. Striatal medium spiny neurons abundantly express N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors and are known to be injured after H/I. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of postinjury magnesium(More)
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