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BACKGROUND The small intestinal epithelium is highly sensitive to radiation and is a major site of injury during radiation therapy and environmental overexposure. OBJECTIVE To examine probiotic bacteria as potential radioprotective agents in the intestine. METHODS 8-week-old C57BL/6 wild-type or knockout mice were administered probiotic by gavage for 3(More)
The use of growth factors, such as glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), for the treatment of peripheral nerve injury has been useful in promoting axon survival and regeneration. Unfortunately, finding a method that delivers the appropriate spatial and temporal release profile to promote functional recovery has proven difficult. Some release(More)
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