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In the past, sensors networks in cities have been limited to fixed sensors, embedded in particular locations, under centralised control. Today, new applications can leverage wireless devices and use them as sensors to create aggregated information. In this paper, we show that the emerging patterns unveiled through the analysis of large sets of aggregated(More)
  • Fabien Girardin, Andrea Vaccari, Alexandre Gerber, Assaf Biderman, Carlo Ratti
  • 2009
This paper illustrates how aggregated mobile phone network activity logs provide anonymous information that reveals valuable insight into the presence of tourists visiting a city. Technologies supporting pervasive services like cellular networks have the potential to generate vast quantities of detailed subscriber data, raising important privacy concerns.(More)
The [3H]Tyramine (TY) binding site is proposed as a high affinity marker of the membrane carrier for dopamine (DA) in synaptic vesicles from DA-rich brain regions. Under precise assay conditions, there is neither a consistent association of TY with the neuronal, cocaine-sensitive DA transporter, nor with mitochondrial or microsomal targets. TY-labeled sites(More)
Over the past decade there has been an explosion in the deployment of pervasive systems like cell phone networks and content aggregators on the Internet that produce massive amounts of data as by-products of their interaction with users. This data is related to the actions and opinions of people and thereby to the overall dynamics of cities, how they(More)
1. In the present study we provide evidence for a saturable, Mg2+/ATP- and temperature-dependent, tetrabenazine-, dopamine-, and amphetamine-sensitive uptake of 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP+) in synaptic vesicles from mouse striatum. 2. Similarity in the properties of the vesicular uptake suggests that in the striatum dopamine and MPP+ share the(More)
A holistic framework for the study of urban traces and the profiling of urban processes and dynamics This paper might be a pre-copy-editing or a post-print author-produced .pdf of an article accepted for publication. For the definitive publisher-authenticated version, please refer directly to publishing house's archive system. Abstract—Pervasive systems(More)
Intoxication with the alcohol-aversive drug disulfiram (Antabuse) and related dithiocarbamates may provoke neuropathies and, in some cases, damage the basal ganglia. Rats received a single administration of disulfiram (7 and 500 mg kg-1 i.p.) and equimolar doses (4 and 290 mg kg-1 i.p.) of its metabolite diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC), roughly corresponding(More)
Acute intoxication and chronic therapy with the alcohol consumption deterrent dithiocarbamate disulfiram have been associated with several neurological complications perhaps involving the impairment of neurotransmitter pathways. In this study we have tested the hypothesis that dopaminergic malfunction is a critical component in disulfiram-evoked(More)
Oral administration of the antithyroid drug methimazole (50 mg/kg per day) to rats during the last six days of pregnancy, and subsequent daily s.c. injection of methimazole (20-30 mg/kg) to their pups from birth to postnatal day 30 provoked hormonal and somatic alterations resembling (with all caution to any association between rodent and human data) those(More)
The effects of prenatal CO exposure (150 ppm from days 0 to 20 of pregnancy) on the postnatal development of hippocampal neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) and haem-oxygenase (HO-2) isoform activities in 15-, 30- and 90-d-old rats were investigated. Unlike HO-2, hippocampal nNOS activity increased from postnatal days 15-90 in controls. Prenatal CO produced a(More)