The administration of stem cells holds promise as a potential therapy for spinal cord injury (SCI). Mesenchymal stem cells have advantages for clinical applications, since they can be easily obtained, are suitable for autologous transplantation and have been previously shown to induce regeneration of the spinal cord in experimental settings. Here we… (More)
OBJECTIVE to describe clinical and laboratorial characteristics of acute bacterial meningitis in infants. METHOD data from the prospective follow-up of infants with acute bacterial meningitis, admitted at the Hospital Couto Maia between March and December 1997, were analyzed with specific statistical software. RESULTS acute bacterial meningitis was more… (More)
Serial sections containing neurosecretory cells from chicken hypothalamus were cut after fixation in formaldehyde and embedding in paraffin. Sections were exposed to NBD-Ph (nitrobenzoxadiazole-phallacidin) and showed evidence of containing actin. By using a medium with sodium borohydride, non-specific fluorescence could be excluded.