Antonella D’Agostino

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This work is related to the studying of poverty dynamics using the Totally Fuzzy and Relative (TFR) approach who allows us to analyse poverty in a multidimensional perspective avoiding the use of arbitrary threshold values as in the traditional approach. This paper focuses on two problems concerning i) the interpretability of TFR measures and ii) their(More)
This work is related to the studying of poverty dynamics and the analysis of the socio-demographic factors influencing it. We have chosen a fuzzy and multidimmensional approach in order to define two different poverty measures. A panel regression model has been estimated and particular attention has been paid to the treatment of the unobservable(More)
Recent studies have reported the roles of Hyaluronic acid (HA) chains of diverse length in wound repair, especially considering the simultaneous occurrence in vivo of both high- (H-HA) and low-molecular weight (L-HA) hyaluronan at an injury site. It has been shown that HA fragments (5 ≤ MW ≤ 20 kDa) usually trigger an inflammatory response that, on one(More)
Since the early 90s, Italy has undergone radical changes in the regulations of the public pension system aimed at mending its main drawbacks and improving sustainability in the long run. The reforms were intended to recover the national economy through a significant reduction of benefits by increasing, particularly for younger people, individual(More)
Extracellular matrix components such as hyaluronan (HA) and chondroitin sulfate (CS) were combined with a synthetic matrix of p(HEMA-co-METAC) (poly(2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate-co-2-methacryloxyethyltrimethylammonium)) at 1% and 2% w/w concentration following a previously developed procedure. The resulting semi-interpenetrating hydrogels were able to(More)
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are abundant in the gastro-intestinal tract where they continuously regulate the immune system. Natural killer (NK) cells are potently activated by dendritic cells (DC) matured by inflammatory stimuli, and NK cells are present in the gut epithelium and in mesenteric lymph nodes, but it is not known how NK-DC interactions are(More)
In the last years the quality of Higher Education (HE) system and its evaluation have been key issues of the political and scientific debate on education policies all over Europe. In the wide landscape that involves the entire HE system we draw attention on the third level of its organization, i.e. the Ph.D. In particular, this paper discusses the necessity(More)
M ajor histocompatibility complex class II Ags are highly polymorphic cell surface glycoproteins that play a fundamental role in the correct functioning of the immune system. In fact they serve as receptors for antigenic peptides, which only under this form can be correctly presented to the clonotypically distributed specific receptor of regulatory T cells(More)
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