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We measure the surface ablation threshold fluence of porcine corneal stroma for 100 fs laser pulses, with wavelengths between 800 nm and 1450 nm, generated by a Ti:sapphire-pumped optical parametric amplifier. The ablation threshold was found to vary only slightly within this wavelength range, between 1.5 and 2.2 J/cm(2). The data suggest a rapid increase(More)
Propolis, a honey bee product, gained popularity in alternative medicine. Its prophylactic and therapeutic effects were experimentally evaluated. One hundred and fifty immunocompetent mice were orally infected by 5 x 10(5) axenically cultivated Giardia lamblia trophozoites. The trophozoite count in intestine, interferon-gamma serum level, histopathological(More)
In an effort to generate titanium surfaces for implants with improved osseointegration, we used direct laser interference patterning (DLIP) to modify the surface of pure titanium grade 4 of four different structures. We assessed in vitro cytoxicity and cell attachment, as well as the viability and proliferation of cells cultured directly on the surfaces.(More)
©2015 Turkish League Against Rheumatism. All rights reserved. Objectives: This study aims to investigate the relationship between serum interleukin-18 (IL-18) and its renal expression with histological classification of lupus nephritis in patients with insignificant proteinuria, and evaluate serum IL-18 as a biomarker of subclinical renal involvement in(More)
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