A L Geraci

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BACKGROUND White matter vacuolization of the spinal cord is common in patients with AIDS and may lead to clinical manifestations of myelopathy. The pathogenesis of AIDS-associated myelopathy (AM) is unknown and may be related to metabolic abnormalities rather than to direct HIV infection. The striking pathologic similarity between AM and the vacuolar(More)
Rat adrenal chromaffin cells attached to either collagen-coated dextran (Cytodex 3) or glass bead microcarriers, both of 90-200 microns diameter, were used as dopamine-secreting implants in the caudate-putamen of rats with 6-hydroxydopamine-induced unilateral lesions of the substantia nigra. As controls, beads without cells and cells in suspension alone(More)
1. The nature of the non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic (NANC) transmitter was studied in vitro in the rat duodenum, by use of an isometric-isovolumic preparation. 2. Electrical field stimulation (EFS) induced a tetrodotoxin (TTX)-sensitive fall both in luminal pressure and in isometric tension. 3. Neurotensin (NT) induced TTX-insensitive inhibitory responses(More)
The term Diagnosis-related Group (DRG) refers to a classification system used to assess hospital services with the aim of a better management of health care costs and improving performance. The DRG system focuses on the utilization of resources, and is not concerned with the specific type of care provided to the patient. This system highlights any(More)
The pathogenesis of AIDS-associated myelopathy is unknown. Elevated HIV-1 viral load in CSF has been associated with cognitive impairment. The authors investigated if a similar association exists in patients with myelopathy. The authors evaluated levels of HIV-1 RNA in the CSF of 16 individuals with AIDS myelopathy and in 16 nonmyelopathic HIV-infected(More)
The semileptonic CP asymmetry in B0-B[over ¯]0 mixing, a(sl)(d), is measured in proton-proton collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0  fb-1, recorded by the LHCb experiment. Semileptonic B0 decays are reconstructed in the inclusive final states D-μ+ and D*-μ+, where the D- meson decays into the K+π-π- final state and the D*- meson(More)
Top quark production in the forward region in proton-proton collisions is observed for the first time. The W+b final state with W→μν is reconstructed using muons with a transverse momentum, p_{T}, larger than 25 GeV in the pseudorapidity range 2.0<η<4.5. The b jets are required to have 50<p_{T}<100  GeV and 2.2<η<4.2, while the transverse component of the(More)
The first observation of the B(s)(0)→η'η' decay is reported. The study is based on a sample of proton-proton collisions corresponding to 3.0  fb(-1) of integrated luminosity collected with the LHCb detector. The significance of the signal is 6.4 standard deviations. The branching fraction is measured to be [3.31±0.64(stat)±0.28(syst)±0.12(norm)]×10(-5),(More)
A search is presented for long-lived particles with a mass between 25 and 50 GeV/c 2 and a lifetime between 1 and 200 ps in a sample of proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √ s = 7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.62 fb −1 , collected by the LHCb detector. The particles are assumed to be pair-produced by the decay of a(More)