Paul A Lucas

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Lineage uncommitted pluripotent stem cells reside in the connective tissue of skeletal muscle. The present study was carried out with pluripotent stem cells (PPSCs) isolated from 6-month old rat muscle. Before differentiation, these cells were vimentin+, CD90+, CD45-, and varied in their expression of CD34. The PPSCs were expanded as non-adherent aggregates(More)
Multipotent neural stem cells have been isolated from the adult [Kirschenbaum B, Nedergaard M, Preuss A, Barami K, Fraser RA, Goldman SA. In vitro neuronal production and differentiation by precursor cells derived from the adult human forebrain. Cereb Cortex 1994;4(6):576-89; Laywell ED, Kukekov VG, Steindler DA. Multipotent neurospheres can be derived from(More)
A patient with continuous auditory-verbal hallucinations was studied, in comparison with two cases with a past history of similar hallucinations, from a cognitive neuropsychological perspective. This attempts to place hallucinations in the context of a normal cognitive process which has become disordered. The process in question is the phonological loop,(More)
Stem cells isolated from adult tissues may be useful for autologous cell therapy in the nervous system. In the present study we tested the ability of multipotent stem cells isolated from adult muscle to survive and respond to migratory and differentiating cues when transplanted into the adult subventricular zone (SVZ). Prior to transplantation the cells(More)
This paper concerns one of the newer iterations of problem-solving courts: veterans treatment courts. We trace the history of problem solving court implementation and explore the functioning of an established veterans court. The focus of this exploratory, qualitative study is the courthouse workgroup and their interactions both within the veterans court and(More)
We tested the hypothesis that increased interrogative suggestibility may contribute to the shaping and maintaining of conversions symptoms. Interrogative suggestibility was measured in 12 patients with conversion disorder and 10 control patients with confirmed neurological disease matched for age, premorbid intelligence, and as closely as possible in terms(More)
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