Chronic stress early in postnatal life influences hormonal and behavioural responses to stress persistently, but the mechanisms and molecular cascades that are involved in this process have not been clarified. To approach these issues, a chronic stress paradigm for the neonatal rat, using limited bedding material to alter the cage environment, was devised.… (More)
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide. However, its frequent complication, the post-CABG pain (PCP) syndrome, remains poorly documented. This retrospective cohort study was aimed to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of this syndrome. Five hundred and four of 540 subjects, who… (More)
Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl (LMBB) syndrome is a symptom complex that usually presents with retinitis pigmentosa, poly- or syndactyly, mental retardation, obesity and hypogenitalism. Cotard's syndrome is a state in which the central symptom is a delusion of negation. The case reported here is a combination of these two rare conditions.
Metastasizing tumor cells migrate through the surrounding tissue and extracellular matrix toward the blood vessels, in order to colonize distant organs. They typically move in a dense environment, filled with other cells. In this work we study cooperative effects between neighboring cells of different types, migrating in a maze-like environment with… (More)