Raquel Sánchez Martínez

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Cerebrovascular disease exemplifies the poor regenerative capacity of the CNS. While there are methods to prevent cerebral infarction, there is no effective therapy available to ameliorate the anatomical, neurochemical and behavioral deficits which follow cerebral ischemia. Focal and transient occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) in rodents has(More)
Cannabinoid receptors and the endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol have been suggested to regulate food intake in several animal phyla. Orthologs of the mammalian cannabinoid CB(1) and CB(2) receptors have been identified in fish. We investigated the presence of this endocannabinoid system in the brain of the goldfish Carassius auratus and(More)
Cerebral infarct (stroke) causes striatal damage with subsequent deterioration of sensorimotor and cognitive functions that may be mediated by the dopamine receptor system. In the present study, transient, focal ischemia was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by middle cerebral artery occlusion. Ischemic animals exhibited significantly less dopamine antagonist(More)
Inorganic mercury (HgCl2) was administered to adult mice in drinking water (20 mg/l). Animals were sacrificed after one or two years and fixed by whole-body perfusion. Sections of the hypothalamus and neurohypophysis were subjected to silver acetate autometallography for visualization of mercury at light and electron microscopy levels. Mercury deposits,(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) because of acute or decompensated chronic abdominal disease and acute respiratory failure need to have the potential infection diagnosed as well as its site (pulmonary or abdominal). For this purpose, we measured soluble triggering receptor expression on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) in alveolar(More)
In this paper we describe the work carried out to develop an automatic system for translation of broadcast news from Spanish to Portuguese. Two challenging topics of speech and language processing were involved: Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) of the Spanish News and Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) of the results to the Portuguese language. ASR of(More)