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Streptococcus pneumoniae can asymptomatically colonize the nasopharynx and cause a diverse range of illnesses. This clinical spectrum from colonization to invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) appears to depend on the pneumococcal capsular serotype rather than the genetic background. According to a literature review, serotypes 1, 4, 5, 7F, 8, 12F, 14, 18C,(More)
Endogenous neural stem cells normally reside in their niche, the subventricular zone, in the uninjured rodent brain. Upon stroke, these cells become more proliferative and migrate away from the subventricular zone into the surrounding parenchyma. It is not known whether this stroke-induced behavior is due to changes in the niche or introduction of(More)
The differentiation of surface Ig- pre-B cells into surface Ig+ B cells is a critical transition in mammalian B cell ontogeny. Elucidation of the growth factor requirements and differentiative potential of human pre-B cells has been hampered by the absence of a reproducible culture system that supports differentiation. Fluorescence-activated cell sorting(More)
We examined the magnetic resonance properties of 12 paramagnetic piperidinyl nitroxyls in water and plasma solutions. Paramagnetic contributions to proton relaxation times were measured using 10.7 and 100 MHz spectrometers. Proton relaxation enhancement from nitroxyls increased with ascending molecular weight, in plasma solutions versus equimolar aqueous(More)
Experiments were carried out to see whether a radioactive tracer placed in the vitreous of a rabbit eye could be detected on the sclera. A solution of Xenon-133 dissolved in saline was injected into the vitreous of six rabbits and collecting tubes containing activated charcoal were placed on the sclera. The presence of Xenon in these tubes confirmed that(More)
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