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Modification of the growth conditions of NSC-34 mouse neuroblastoma x motor neurone cells by serum depletion promotes the expression of functional glutamate receptors as the cells mature into a form that bears the phenotypic characterisation of motor neurones. Immunocytochemical studies demonstrated the presence of the glutamate receptor proteins NMDAR1,(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) has been implicated as a potential contributor to neural cell death in a variety of neurological conditions. Cultured glial cells were exposed to extracellular superoxide generated by the action of xanthine oxidase on xanthine. In this experimental paradigm, both C6 glioma cells and primary astrocytes from rat cerebral cortex produced a(More)
The objective of Integrated Care Pathways for Airway Diseases (AIRWAYS-ICPs) is to launch a collaboration to develop multi-sectoral care pathways for chronic respiratory diseases in European countries and regions. AIRWAYS-ICPs has strategic relevance to the European Union Health Strategy and will add value to existing public health knowledge by: 1)(More)
Infusion of glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) into patients with migraine precipitates the onset of a migraine attack several hours after completion of the infusion. Using an infusion of GTN into anaesthetised rats, this study investigates the relationship of regional cerebral blood flux rCBF(ldf), cortical nitric oxide (NO) and cortical superoxide concentrations(More)
Free radical damage has been implicated in the pathophysiology of motor neurone disease (MND); mutations have been identified in the gene encoding Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1). There is evidence that glial cell dysfunction may contribute to motor neurone injury, but the exact role of glial cells in MND has yet to be established. The aim of this study(More)
Action Plan B3 of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) focuses on the integrated care of chronic diseases. Area 5 (Care Pathways) was initiated using chronic respiratory diseases as a model. The chronic respiratory disease action plan includes (1) AIRWAYS integrated care pathways (ICPs), (2) the joint initiative(More)
A group of independent, policy-minded Canadian economists working together to align Canada's economic and environmental aspirations. We believe this is both possible and critical for our country's continuing prosperity. Our Advisory Board comprises prominent Canadian leaders from across the political spectrum. We represent different regions, philosophies,(More)
The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) initiative commenced during a World Health Organization workshop in 1999. The initial goals were (1) to propose a new allergic rhinitis classification, (2) to promote the concept of multi-morbidity in asthma and rhinitis and (3) to develop guidelines with all stakeholders that could be used globally for(More)
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