Shay Bracha

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A number of consistent clinical observations provide direction for the hypothesis that pathological sensitization of neuronal systems may be an important factor for relapse or the onset of stimulant-induced psychosis (eg, methamphetamine or amphetamine psychosis, cocaine psychosis and phencyclidine psychosis) and schizophrenia. First, psychotic symptoms can(More)
Previous studies have indicated that schizophrenic patients have olfactory deficits. The question as to whether olfactory deficits are due to chronic effects of medication has not been addressed. This is the first paper to report that never-medicated schizophrenic patients also have olfactory deficits. Twenty four normal subjects and twenty unmedicated(More)
BACKGROUND Osteosarcoma in dogs and humans share many similarities and the dog has been described as an excellent model to study this disease. The median survival in dogs has not improved in the last 25 years. Taurolidine has been shown to be cytotoxic to canine and human osteosarcoma in vitro. The goals of this study were to determine the pharmacokinetics(More)
BACKGROUND Canine oral fibrosarcoma (COF) is one of the most common oral tumors in dogs and carries a guarded prognosis due to a lack of effective systemic therapeutic options. Mastinib and imatinib are two commonly used tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in veterinary oncology but their potential efficacy against COF is uncharacterized. To begin(More)
BACKGROUND Osteosarcoma (OSA) is the most common primary bone tumor of dogs and carries a poor prognosis despite aggressive treatment. An improved understanding of the biology of OSA is critically needed to allow for development of novel diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic tools. The surface-exposed proteome (SEP) of a cancerous cell includes a(More)
BACKGROUND The significance of the serotonergic system in bone physiology and, more specifically, the importance of the five hydroxytryptamine receptor 2A (5HTR2A) in normal osteoblast proliferation have been previously described; however the role of serotonin in osteosarcoma remains unclear. Particularly, the expression and function of 5HTR2A in canine(More)
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