Michael Manuel Smith

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These studies were designed to determine whether or not substantia nigra (SN) neurons project to the mesencephalic locomotor region (MLR). An attempt was made to activate SN neurons antidromically from the same site which induced locomotion on a treadmill following a precollicular-postmammillary transection in the same animal. Less than 10% of posterior SN(More)
OBJECTIVE IA therapy with hyaluronan (HA) is reported to provide symptomatic relief and disease modification in OA. This study assessed the pathological changes in the synovium of an ovine model of OA and evaluated the effects of two HA preparations on this pathology. METHODS Eighteen sheep had bilateral lateral meniscectomy to induce OA. Four months(More)
Increased arterial stiffness is associated with an impairment of ventricular–vascular coupling efficiency and increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. Recently, it has been suggested that an increase in arterial stiffness is associated with resistance exercise training. Therefore, the aims of this study were to compare augmentation index (AIx) and left(More)
diet is one modeled after the perceived food consumption of early human ancestors of the Paleolithic Era, consisting of mainly meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, eggs, and nuts. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a Paleo diet on blood lipids, including high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), non-HDL cholesterol,(More)
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