Andrea Visconti

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The roles of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) and their response to interferon (IFN)-beta therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are poorly understood. We identified pDC accumulation in white matter lesions and leptomeninges of MS brains and abundant expression of the Type I IFN-induced protein MxA, mainly in perivascular CD3+ lymphocytes in(More)
The role of some chemical elements in neurodegeneration was suggested by various authors. To obtain a profile of chemical elements and oxidative status in complex neurological diseases, an unbiased "omics" approach, i.e., quantification of 26 elements and oxidative stress parameters (serum oxidative status (SOS) and serum anti-oxidant capacity (SAC)),(More)
One of the main burdens of using general type-2 fuzzy sets relates to the cost of their basic operations. In this paper we will discuss how the set of pseudo highest intersection points of two convex fuzzy sets can be used to provide algorithms for performing union and intersection operations on convex type-2 fuzzy sets with min and product t-norm and max(More)
Last decade has witnessed an enormous growth in wireless networks that naturally has brought some new research challenges. Related studies conducted have covered several research areas like routing protocols, encrypted authentication protocols, misbehavior detection system and a number of innovative solutions, biologically-inspired and not, have been(More)
In this paper, we discuss the design and engineering of a biologically-inspired, host-based intrusion detection system to protect computer networks. To this end, we have implemented an Artificial Immune System (AIS) that mimics the behavior of the biological adaptive immune system. The proposed AIS, consists of a number of running artificial white blood(More)
Implementation of routing protocols in mobile ad-hoc networks relies on efficient node cooperation. However, node misbehavior is a common phenomenon, thus, ad-hoc networks are subject to packet dropping, packet modification, packet misrouting, selfish node behavior, and so on. In this paper, a biologically-inspired type-2 fuzzy set recognition algorithm for(More)