Maryam Ghorbani

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Myrtus communis L. aerial parts have been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammatory disease. In this study 350 mice were divided into three main groups: negative (saline), positive (morphine or diclofenac) controls, and test groups. The acute toxicity was assessed for 2 days. Antinociceptive activity was performed using hot plate and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a common form of vascular disease and is associated with high mortality and morbidity globally. It has been suggested that serum osteopontin (OPN) may be a useful biomarker of atherosclerosis and vascular calcification. The aim of this study was to assess the association between serum OPN levels and(More)
We present an elastic model for B-form DNA with variable radius to study the elastic twist-stretch coupling of stretched DNA. In this model, only two strain variables as well as the changes in the energy of the hydrogen and covalent bonds of DNA during the deformation are considered. It is found that, depending on the elastic constants, the correlation(More)
Previous research on Rational Emotive Theory using western samples has shown that irrational belief systems are associated with emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. In a replication of this work the present study was conducted to compare the scores of 29 clinically depressed, 31 clinically anxious, and 34 normal controls on the Irrational(More)
This work introduce an easy and fast continuous cyclic voltammetric technique for the propose monitoring of ultra trace amounts of salbutamol in a flow-injection system. The potential waveform, which consisted of the potential steps for cleaning, stripping and potential ramp, was continuously applied on an Au disk microelectrode (with a radius of 12.5mum).(More)
The neurons of the neocortex show ~1-Hz synchronized transitions between an active up state and a quiescent down state. The up-down state transitions are highly coherent over large sections of the cortex, yet they are accompanied by pronounced, incoherent noise. We propose a simple model for the up-down state oscillations that allows analysis by(More)
BACKGROUND Premature birth is one of the most important unresolved reproductive health problems. Premature birth is often traumatic and a source of distress for parents. Increased parental stress during the first year of their infant's life is a risk factor for later behavioral problems in infants. OBJECTIVES This study was designed to compare anxiety,(More)
INTRODUCTION Birth of a premature infant and subsequent neonatal intensive care leads to psychological distress and trauma in parents. A large proportion of mothers show signs of trauma long after discharge from hospital. Fathers of premature infants are known to experience more stress than fathers of full-term infants. The sorrow experienced by parents of(More)
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is considered to be a novel neuroprotective agent. Beneficial effects have been demonstrated by administrating G-CSF in different experimental stroke models. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of G-CSF therapy on carbon monoxide (CO) neurotoxicity in rats exposed to acute CO poisoning. Immediately after(More)