Fetal neocortical transplants placed into frontal cortex aspiration lesion cavities in newborn rats have been shown to survive and exchange connections with the host brain. To further study the afferent innervation of such transplants, enzyme- and immunohistochemical techniques were employed to examine the distribution of cholinergic, catecholaminergic and… (More)
In view of numerous studies demonstrating that intracerebral implants of fetal neural tissue can promote functional recovery and structural repair in the damaged brain, the present study examined the potential use of neocortical transplantation in newborn rats that sustained hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Ischemic insult was induced in Long-Evans,… (More)
OBJECTIVE To review and evaluate available software tools for electronic health record-driven phenotype authoring in order to identify gaps and needs for future development. MATERIALS AND METHODS Candidate phenotype authoring tools were identified through (1) literature search in four publication databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Scopus) and… (More)
Pineal glands from neonatal (0-1 day) Long-Evans black-hooded rats were transplanted into the cerebral hemispheres of litter mates for periods of 1 to 5.5 months. Grafts exhibited differentiated pinealocytes that were intensely immunoreactive for serotonin. Transplant vasculature was permeable to endogenous IgG, comprised fenestrated endothelia with wide… (More)
High dropout rates of addicts in treatment have long been attributed to a lack of motivation or readiness for rehabilitation. Two groups of subjects were compared on several demographic characteristics and several variables isolated as possible predictors of readiness for rehabilitation.
The findings presented tend to support already established trends reported in the literature concerning the performance of opiate users on standard psychological tests. Evidence which suggests that addicts are not functioning at full intellectual capacity was presented for the first time. Moreover, the use of psychological tests as outcome measures for drug… (More)