Investigation Of Murine Spleen As A Niche For Hematopoiesis., 2009 Australian National University
Investigation Of Murine Spleen As A Niche For Hematopoiesis., Jonathan Tan, Helen O'Neill
Background Spleen as a lymphoid tissue is specialized for monitoring blood and mounting immunity against blood-borne antigens. Antigen-presenting cells present in spleen commonly develop from bone marrow-derived precursors that enter blood circulation. However, a distinct splenic myeloid antigen-presenting cell subset described in this laboratory, namely “dendritic-like cells” (L-DC), has been hypothesized not to share a bone marrow origin. Methods In this study, the presence of endogenous hematopoietic progenitors in spleen was investigated by transplanting intact spleen into allotype-distinct recipients and monitoring development of progeny cells in grafted tissues. Results Successful engraftment of donor spleens was achieved for up to 4 ...
Contributions Of Francisella Tularensis Subsp. Novicida Chitinases And Sec Secretion System To Biofilm Formation On Chitin, 2009 Stanford University School of Medicine
Contributions Of Francisella Tularensis Subsp. Novicida Chitinases And Sec Secretion System To Biofilm Formation On Chitin, Jeffrey J. Margolis, Sahar H. El-Etr, Lydia-Marie Joubert, Emily Moore, Richard Robinson, Amy Rasley, Alfred M. Spormann, Denise M. Monack
Prevalence Of Scabies And Head Lice Among Children In A Welfare Home In Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 2009 University of Malaya
Prevalence Of Scabies And Head Lice Among Children In A Welfare Home In Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Jamaiah Ibrahim
This is a survey of 120 children for scabies and head lice infestations in a welfare home in Pulau Pinang. Children from this welfare home (Rumah Kanak-Kanak Taman Bakti, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang) were randomly selected. Majority of them were Malays (72.5%) and the rest were Indians. The infestation rates were highest in the 10-12 years age group with 46% and 70% for scabies and head lice respectively. Head lice was more commonly seen in girls (65%) than boys (29%). Scabies was more commonly seen in boys (50%) than girls (16%). Overall prevalence rate for scabies was 31% and ...
An Intervention To Prevent Symptoms Associated With Hepatitis C: A Pilot Study, 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
An Intervention To Prevent Symptoms Associated With Hepatitis C: A Pilot Study, Donna M. Zucker
Donna M. Zucker
The objectives of this study were to (a) pilot test instruments measuring fatigue and quality of life (QOL); (b) pilot test an exercise intervention; and (c) estimate the effect size of this intervention relative to completion of combination therapy, fatigue, QOL, and walking distance in 20 patients with chronic hepatitis C about to begin interferon alpha and ribavirin treatment. Alpha reliabilities for both the Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale and Hepatitis Quality of Life Questionnaire were moderately high. Power analyses of all outcome measures indicated a small effect size and sample size estimate of 30–40 per group to achieve power ...