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Associative plasticity and afferent regulation of corticospinal excitability in uninjured individuals and after incomplete spinal cord injuryDownload
Cortical representations are plastic and are allocated based on the proportional use or disuse of a pathway. A steady stream of sensory input maintains the integrity of cortical networks; while in contrast, alterations in afferent activation promote sensorimotor reorganization. After an...
Augmenting Plasticity and Recovery from Stroke by Modulating the Extracellular Matrix of the Central Nervous SystemDownload
Recovery following stroke occurs almost entirely in the first weeks post injury. Moreover, the efficacy of rehabilitative training is limited beyond this narrow time frame. Sprouting of spared corticospinal tract axons in the spinal cord makes a significant contribution to sensorimotor recovery,...
Central nervous system plasticity associated with pain in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis, and the antinociceptive effects of the antidepressant phenelzineDownload
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive disease that involves neuroinflammation, demyelination, and neurodegeneration within the central nervous system (CNS). While loss of motor function and paralysis are considered the primary clinical consequences of MS, the disease is also...
Effects of variable nitrogen fertilization on growth, gas exchange, and biomass partitioning in black spruce and tamarack seedlings.Download
In order to compare the ability of black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP) 1 and tamarack (Larix laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch) to adjust to variable edaphic conditions, 2 as found in natural peatlands, we varied nitrogen (N) fertilization of seedlings in a growth 3 chamber experiment over two...
Influence of therapeutic hypothermia on neuroprotection and post-ischemic plasticity in a rat model of global ischemiaDownload
Blood flow to the brain may be disrupted by either a stroke (such as focal ischemia or hemorrhage) or cardiac arrest, where the whole brain becomes ischemic. Both forms of injury result in irreversible neuronal loss leading to neurological impairments and a decrease in the quality of life....
This thesis explores strategies to promote neuronal plasticity in a rat model of cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) in an effort to achieve improved recovery of skilled forelimb use. I focused on investigating how motor pathways disrupted by an SCI may connect to spared, lesion-bridging relay...
There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) accounts for about 15% of all strokes and is often severe. Currently no treatments are available to reduce injury, but rehabilitation may improve recovery. Most studies focus on ischemia, putting little...
Tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) infection in flour beetles (Tribolium confusum): does it cause a trade-off between host fecundity and egg size?Download
Inter- and intra-specific comparisons commonly reveal an inverse relationship between fecundity and offspring size. Many animals also vary egg size in response to environmental conditions. Infection of flour beetles Tribolium confusum Jaquelin Du Val, 1868 with the rat tapeworm Hymenolepis...