Maria Ahrén

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Mice are increasingly used in studies where measuring insulin sensitivity (IS) is a common procedure. The glucose clamp is labor intensive, cannot be used in large numbers of animals, cannot be repeated in the same mouse, and has been questioned as a valid tool for IS in mice; thus, the minimal model with 50-min intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT)(More)
As the utility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) broadens, the importance of having specific and efficient contrast agents increases and in recent time there has been a huge development in the fields of molecular imaging and intracellular markers. Previous studies have shown that gadolinium oxide (Gd(2)O(3)) nanoparticles generate higher relaxivity than(More)
Acknowledgements I have had the pleasure of getting to know many inspiring, intelligent and interesting people during my years as a graduate student. I would like to sincerely thank them for sharing their knowledge and for making all the work worthwhile, after all. Thank you, Karin Enander, for being my advisor. I appreciate your clarity and honesty and(More)
A simple polyol-free synthesis route to Gd2O3 nanoparticles for MRI applications: an experimental Chelated gadolinium ions, e.g. Gd-DTPA, are today used clinically as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. An attractive alternative contrast agent is composed of gadolinium oxide nanoparticles as they have shown to provide enhanced contrast and, in(More)
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