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Spinal cord injury (SCI) researchers have predominately utilized rodents and mice for in vivo SCI modeling and experimentation. From these small animal models have come many insights into the biology of SCI, and a growing number of novel treatments that promote behavioral recovery. It has, however, been difficult to demonstrate the efficacy of such(More)
BACKGROUND Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is an established nucleotide analogue in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Bone mineral density loss has been described in TDF-treated patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection, but limited data exist for patients with chronic hepatitis B. Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) was used to determine(More)
A large proportion of islets are lost after transplantation partly due to a lack of functional vasculature. Islets revascularize from host tissue but the process takes up to 2 weeks and has been suggested to result in reduced vascular density in engrafted islets. We describe a method for observing and quantifying the revascularization of intraportally(More)
BACKGROUND Histological assessment of intraportally transplanted islets in experimental rodent models is limited by the wide dissemination of islets throughout the liver. We describe a technique of highly selective intraportal islet transplantation, which increases the density of transplanted islets and hence facilitates their histological analysis and(More)
A large proportion of islets are lost after transplantation partly due to a lack of functional vasculature. Islets revascularize from host tissue but the process takes up to 2 weeks and has been suggested to result in reduced vascular density in engrafted islets. We describe a method for observing and quantifying the revascularization of intraportally(More)
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