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Transplantation of cultured neuronal cells is safe in animal models and improves motor and cognitive deficits in rats with stroke. The authors studied the safety and feasibility of human neuronal cellular transplantation in patients with basal ganglia stroke and fixed motor deficits, including 12 patients (aged 44 to 75 years) with an infarct 6 months to 6(More)
To investigate the cause and effect relationship between hyperinsulinemia and the increased amounts of farnesylated p21Ras, we performed hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamps in normal weight volunteers as well as in normal mice and dogs. Insulin infusions significantly raised the amounts of farnesylated p21Ras in the white blood cells of humans, in liver(More)
The efficacy of Formalin-inactivated Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) vaccine has been reported to be low for man. Although a live VEE vaccine has been shown to be highly effective for the protection of laboratory workers, local and systemic reactions have occurred in approximately 20% of inoculated individuals. Therefore, studies were initiated in an(More)
Disorders of voice and speech were studied in 43 survivors of Reye's syndrome (RS). During hospital convalescence 26 (60%) of 43 were aphonic, hoarse, or had other alterations of speech production. These disorders occurred in those patients with the worst severity of RS. Four patients (9% of survivors) had a persistent motor voice or speech disorder at(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the antihypertensive effects and tolerability of a sustained release preparation of nicardipine (NIC SR), a dihydropyridine calcium channel antagonist. DESIGN AND INTERVENTIONS After at least 1 week without receiving antihypertensive medications and 2 weeks of single-blind placebo treatment, the patients were randomized to(More)