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A review of Bioinformatics training applied to research in Molecular Medicine, Agriculture and Biodiversity in Costa Rica and Central America
(Briefings in Bioinformatics, 14(5): 661-670, 2013-04-13)
Today, Bioinformatics has become a scientific discipline with great relevance for the Molecular Biosciences and for the Omics sciences in general. Although developed countries have progressed with large strides in ...
DNase activity in Costa Rican crotaline snake venoms: quantification of activity and identification of electrophoretic variants.
DNase activity of Costa Rican crotaline snake venoms from the genera Bothrops, Crotalus and Lachesis was quantified by an enzymodiffusion method on agarose/DNA gels containing ethidium bromide. The reaction is detected as ...
Dissociation of enzymatic and pharmacological properties of piratoxins-I and -III, two myotoxic phospholipases A2 from Bothrops pirajai snake venom
Piratoxins (PrTX) I and III are phospholipases A2 (PLA2s) or PLA2 homologue myotoxins isolated from Bothrops pirajai snake venom, which also induce myonecrosis, bactericidal activity against Escherichia coli, disruption ...
Rehidratación oral en Costa Rica
(Revista de la Sociedad Venezolana de Gastroenterología 36(1):81-84, 1982-03)
Alrededor de 1963 reinaba una anarquía en los hospitales de Costa Rica en cuanto a la rehidrataci6n intravenosa para tratar la diarrea severa. Las normas existentes fueron revisadas entonces por el Dr. Rodrigo Loría Cortés ...
Menopause, A Universal Female Experience: Lessons from Mexico and Central America
(Current Women’s Health Reviews 4(1), 3-8, 2008)
In Mexico and Central America, women typically experience menopause up to 10 years earlier than their U.S. counterparts. This may be due in part to numerous pregnancies, long periods of lactation, poor nutrition, extreme ...
Aud-SWIPE-P: A parallelization of the Aud-SWIPE pitch estimation algorithm using multiple processes and threads
(Acta Press. Artificial Intelligence and Applications / 794: Modelling, Identification and Control / 795: Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks / 796: Software Engineering / 792: Web-based Education (AIA 2013), 2013-02-11)
In this work we implement a parallel version of the pitch estimation algorithm Aud-SWIPE. The new implementation, Aud-SWIPE-P produces a remarkable acceleration, making it usable in applications where it was not efficient ...
Comparison between IgG and F(ab′)2 polyvalent antivenoms: neutralization of systemic effects induced by Bothrops asper venom in mice, extravasation to muscle tissue, and potential for induction of adverse reactions
Whole IgG and F(ab′)2 equine-derived polyvalent (Crotalinae) antivenoms, prepared from the same batch of hyperimmune plasma, were compared in terms of neutralization of the lethal and defibrinating activities induced by ...
Cambios en el patrón electroforético del veneno de cascabela muda (Lachesis muta stenophrys) durante el almacenamiento bajo diferentes condiciones
Liquid and lyophilized samples of Lachesis muta venom were stored at different temperatures and for different periods of time, and analyzed by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) and immunoelectrophoresis. Only slight ...
Hyperalgesia induced by Asp49 and Lys49 phospholipases A2 from Bothrops asper snake venom: pharmacological mediation and molecular determinants
The ability of Lys49 and Asp49 phospholipases A2 (PLA2), from Bothrops asper snake venom, to cause hyperalgesia was investigated in rats, using the paw pressure test. Intraplantar injection of both toxins (5–20 μg/paw) ...
Anemia de células falciformes
(Gaceta Médica de Costa Rica, vol. 8, n. 1, enero-junio, 2006, 2006)
La enfermedad de células falciformes es un término usado para describir un grupo de desórdenes autosómicos recesivos, caracterizados por producción de hemoglobina anormal.