Antonio Murciano

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During the transition from S phase to mitosis, vertebrate neuroepithelial cells displace their nuclei and subsequently migrate from the basal membrane to the apical surface of the neuroepithelium, a phenomenon termed interkinetic nuclear movement (INM). Here we provide evidence that cycling neuroepithelial cells pass through a neurogenic state in which they(More)
Specialization is a common feature in animal societies that leads to an improvement in the fitness of the team members and to an increase in the resources obtained by the team. In this paper we propose a simple reinforcement learning approach to specialization in an artificial multi-agent system. The system is composed of homogeneous and non-communicating(More)
The quality of the sludge in Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) depends on the suitable colonization of the flocs by microorganisms. Due to the functional importance of these biological constituents, several biological or biological-related parameters have been commonly used for the control of depuration efficiency. According to national and international(More)
We have developed a novel method that greatly simplifies the preparation of solid-phase HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins for use in an ELISA that detects serum antibodies to HIV envelope antigens. This method utilizes concanavalin A absorbed to wells of microtiter plates to affinity immobilize detergent-solubilized viral glycoproteins released in culture fluids(More)
We report the first know case of disseminated fungal infection due to Fusarium proliferatum in a bone marrow transplant recipient to our knowledge. Fusarium was cultured from the blood, a paranasal sinus, and necrotic skin lesions. The isolate was sensitive to amphotericin B and on further sensitivity testing, synergy was demonstrated using rifampin in(More)
The rat facial whiskers form a high-resolution sensory apparatus for tactile information coding and are used by these animals for the exploration and perception of their environment. Previous work on the rat vibrissae system obtained evidence for vibration-based feature extraction by the whiskers, texture classification by the cortical neurons, and(More)
Optimization of performance in collective systems often requires altruism. The emergence and stabilization of altruistic behaviors are difficult to achieve because the agents incur a cost when behaving altruistically. In this paper, we propose a biologically inspired strategy to learn stable altruistic behaviors in artificial multi-agent systems, namely(More)
Optimization of perjfiormance in collective systems often requires altruism. Emergence and stabilization of altruistic behaviors are difficult because the agents incur a cost when behaving altruistically. In this paper we propose a biologically inspired strategy to learn stable altruistic behaviors in artificial multi-ugent systems, namely reciprocal(More)