Anna Lisa Mangia

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Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) delivers low electric currents to the brain through the scalp. Constant electric currents induce shifts in neuronal membrane excitability, resulting in secondary changes in cortical activity. Concomitant electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring during tDCS can provide valuable information on the tDCS mechanisms(More)
Angiogenesis and signaling through the RAS/RAF/mitogen-activated protein/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) kinase (MEK)/ERK cascade have been reported to play important roles in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Sorafenib (Nexavar), a novel bi-aryl urea BAY 43-9006, is an orally administered multikinase inhibitor with activity(More)
One of the major concerns of recent studies is the correct discrimination between vegetative and minimally conscious state as the distinction between these two conditions has major implications for subsequent patient rehabilitation. In particular, it would be advantageous to establish communication with these patients. This work describes a procedure using(More)
HCV viral nucleocapsid protein (C), non-structural protein 3 (NS3) and the envelope glycoproteins E1 and E2 are candidate immune targets for developing anti-HCV DNA vaccine. Nevertheless, the immune response elicited by these antigens often appears weak and/or transient. Different approaches have been studied for enhancing and/or modulating the immune(More)
Motor imagery is a common control strategy in EEG-based brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). However, voluntary control of sensorimotor (SMR) rhythms by imagining a movement can be skilful and unintuitive and usually requires a varying amount of user training. To boost the training process, a whole class of BCI systems have been proposed, providing feedback as(More)
The aims of the present study were the instrumental validation of inertial-magnetic measurements units (IMMUs) in water, and the description of their use in clinical and sports aquatic applications applying customized 3D multi-body models. Firstly, several tests were performed to map the magnetic field in the swimming pool and to identify the best volume(More)
The EEG rhythmic activities of the somato-sensory cortex reveal event-related desynchronization (ERD) or event-related synchronization (ERS) in beta band (14-30 Hz) as subjects perform certain tasks or react to specific stimuli. Data reported for imagination of movement support the hypothesis that activation of one sensorimotor area (SMA) can be accompanied(More)
Brain injury is one of the main causes of long-term disability, and its rehabilitation is a challenge to healthcare teams. This study developed a tele-rehabilitation system for the cognitive rehabilitation of persons with brain injury using LabVIEW, a high-level graphical programming environment. The system offers several cognitive rehabilitation exercises(More)
Serum samples from 87 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the United States were tested for evidence of hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection using an immunoblot assay for antibodies to the hepatitis C virus and the polymerase chain reaction to detect HCV RNA. The findings with these assays were compared to those with a first generation(More)
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