Michal Schechter

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Maternal care is the newborn's first experience of social interaction, and this influences infant survival, development and social competences throughout life. We recently found that postpartum blocking of the endocannabinoid receptor-1 (CB1R) altered maternal behaviour. In the present study, maternal care was assessed by the time taken to retrieve pups,(More)
Maternal care is the newborns' first experience of social interaction, which affects their development and social competence throughout life. For the first time, we investigated the involvement of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in mother-infant interaction in mice. We found that blocking the dam's CB1 receptors (CB1R) by the antagonist/inverse agonist(More)
Normally, brain tissue copes with negative oxygen balance by increasing cerebral blood flow (CBF). We examined the effects of increasing oxygen demand, by inducing spreading depression (SD) under various oxygen balance states, on brain O2 balance. The Tissue Vitality Monitoring System was used, which enables real time simultaneous in vivo monitoring of CBF,(More)
Obese female Otsuka Long Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats display increased nursing time and frequency compared to lean LETO controls, suggesting a maternal contribution to pup preobesity. In previous studies, OLETF pups presented high adiposity, showed greater suckling efficiency, initiative and weight gain from nursing than controls throughout(More)
The effects of exposure to air pollution (defined by levels of SO2) were studied in a representative sample of over 3,500 households in the greater Haifa area. The sample was drawn from 16 high and low pollution neighborhoods which also represented different socioeconomic strata. A very significant relationship was found between levels of pollution in(More)
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