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Ischaemic stroke is an important cause of disability and death. Local inflammation in the brain following stroke is thought to enhance damage. Animal studies show that regulatory T cells (Tregs) can downregulate this inflammation and assist recovery, but there are no previous studies of the function of Tregs in human stroke. The current study aimed to(More)
There is reported to be a decline in immune function and an alteration in the frequency of circulating lymphocytes with advancing age. There are also differences in ageing and lifespan between males and females. We performed this study to see if there were differences between males and females in the frequency of the different lymphocyte subsets with age.(More)
Sexually maturing female rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, were exposed to 10 microg/L of waterborne lead Pb(NO(3))(2) for 12 days during endogenous vitellogenesis and 12 days during exogenous vitellogenesis. Lead had no significant effect on either gonadosomatic indices or mean maximum diameters of developing oocytes during early vitellogenesis. When(More)
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