Prof. Rachela Popovtzer

Abstract Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) usually suffer from permanent neurological deficits, while spontaneous recovery and therapeutic efficacy are limited. Here, we demonstrate that when given intranasally, exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-Exo) could pass the blood brain barrier and migrate to the injured spinal cord area. Furthermore, MSC-Exo loaded with phosphatase and…

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Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern

Abstract Tailored therapy aims to cure cancer patients effectively and safely, based on the complex interactions between patients’ genomic features, disease pathology and drug metabolism. Thus, the continual increase in scientific literature drives the need for efficient methods of data mining to improve the extraction of useful information from texts based on patients’ genomic features.…

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Abstract To test the hypothesis that microRNAs may play a role in diabetic retinopathy, we measured the levels of different markers [microRNAs, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), nitric oxide (NO), and total antioxidant capacity (TAO)] in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and microvascular complications. Sixty-nine patients were recruited: 22 healthy subjects, ten T2DM…

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Abstract Objectives To resolve the controversy regarding the presence of a microbiota in the placenta. Design Classical and molecular microbiological study. Setting All samples were collected during caesarean section. Population A total of 28 human placentas and six murine placentas. Methods All 28 human placentas were checked for 16S rRNA gene amplification products. Three locations…

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