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The main objective of this research was to study the relationship between glucocorticoids, aging and the deterioration of cognitive functions. Towards this end, an attempt was made to develop an animal model which will enable the investigation of such interactions, using subcutaneously implanted sustained-release corticosterone pellets. The goal was to(More)
Hypothyroidism was induced in young female Sprague-Dawley rats by the addition of methimazole (0.67 mg/ml) to drinking water for a period of 7 weeks (7-14 weeks of age). The responses of the articular cartilage, epiphyseal growth plate cartilage, epiphyseal trabecular bone, and metaphyseal trabecular bone in the proximal tibia were assessed by structural(More)
Undifferentiated progenitor cells of mandibular condyles of neonatal mice were kept in a tissue culture system for up to 9 days. After 2 days in culture, new chondroblasts developed within the explants, whereas the peripheries of the latter were occupied by undifferentiated cells undergoing mitosis. By 4 days in culture, many of the cartilage cells showed(More)
Trends in the incidence of classic Kaposi's sarcoma in the Jewish population in Israel for the period between 1960 and 1998 were analysed. World standardised incidence rates of 20.7 and 7.5 per million among men and women, respectively, were calculated. The highest incidence rates were displayed by men originated from Africa and by Asian-born women.
Differentiation of undifferentiated mammary epithelial stem and/or progenitor cells results in the production of luminal-ductal and myoepithelial cells in the young animal and upon pregnancy, the production of luminal alveolar cells. A few key regulators of differentiation have been identified, though it is not known yet how these proteins function together(More)
The present study investigated the interactions of growth hormone (GH) and glucocorticoid on skeletal growth and bone structure in young mice. The purpose of this study was to examine the possible prevention by GH of the damage inflicted by dexamethasone (Dex) at sites of skeletal growth and ossification. Dex (1 mg/kg) with or without rat GH (rGH) or bovine(More)
The present study examined the effect of long-term, moderate physical exercise on trabecular bone volume (TBV), calcium content, 3H-proline uptake, and the activities of alkaline and acid phosphatases in lumbar vertebrae of aging and senescent mice. It became apparent that if physical activity starts at an early stage of life, i.e., prior to middle age and(More)
Age-related histopathological changes in the hippocampal formation were correlated with cognitive performance, evaluated in rats at the 8-arm radial maze. Experiments were conducted using young (3 months), mature (12 months), middle-aged (17 months) and aged (24 months) Wistar rats. Significant memory impairments were already observed at the age of 12(More)
In order to study the possible etiologic role of lead in human motor neuron disease we produced chronic lead intoxication in the chicken by daily administration of lead acetate. Control animals received sodium acetate. During life, periodic measurements were made of motor function, motor nerve conduction velocity and response amplitude. After sacrifice,(More)