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This study assessed the potential therapeutic efficacy of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) on infarcted hearts. Myocardial infarction was induced in rat hearts by occlusion of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). One week after LAD occlusion, the rats were divided into three groups and subjected to transplantation of ASCs or transplantation of cell(More)
Two noninvasive methods, calorimetry and 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), were used to further define energy-consuming and energy-providing reactions in endothelial cells. With 31P-NMR, cellular ATP content was measured; with calorimetry, heat flux as a result of ATP turnover was measured. For these measurements, pig aortic endothelial cells were(More)
So far, the hydrated part of the HPMC matrix has commonly been denoted as a “gel” or “pseudogel” layer. No MRI-based results have been published regarding observation of internal phenomena related to drug dissolution inside swelling polymeric matrices during hydration. The purpose of the study was to detect such phenomena. Multiparametric, spatially and(More)
The woodchuck is one of the only lab animal models of chronic viral hepatitis infection and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Using this model, changes in tissue energetics in the liver due to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma can be monitored by repeated magnetic resonance imaging and localized phosphorus spectroscopy. Age- and(More)
To resolve contradictions found in morphology of hydrating hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) matrix as studied using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques. Until now, two approaches were used in the literature: either two or three regions that differ in physicochemical properties were identified. Multiparametric, spatially and temporally resolved(More)
Malting-quality barley samples of the varieties Harrington, Manley, and TR118, each from two locations in Saskatchewan, were collected directly from the producers and sent to China for storage. At regular intervals samples were shipped back to Canada for analysis consisting of germination studies, alpha-amylase tests, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and(More)
In general, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to obtain a spatial representation of the water distribution in an object. Water in soft materials (living matter) often shows a high degree of translational mobility, giving rise to relatively long magnetic relaxation times. This allows the use of conventional MRI techniques such as the spin-echo, to(More)
Here we present a novel pneumatic actuator design for brain magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). Magnetic resonance elastography is a phase contrast technique capable of tracing strain wave propagation and utilizing this information for the calculation of mechanical properties of materials and living tissues. In MRE experiments, the acoustic waves are(More)
The objectives of this study were (1) to determine whether superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) affects viability, transdifferentiation potential and cell-factor secretion of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs); and (2) to determine whether SPIO-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging highlights living stem cells. Rat ASCs were incubated in SPIO-containing(More)