Barbara Costa

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Persistent pain affects nearly half of all people seeking medical care in the US alone, and accounts for at least $80 billion worth of lost productivity each year. Among all types of chronic pain, neuropathic pain stands out: this is pain resulting from damage or disease of the somatosensory nervous system, and remains largely untreatable. With few(More)
BACKGROUND A close association between maize roots and Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) bacteria has been observed in different locations globally. In this study we investigated by MultiLocus Restriction Typing (MLRT) the genetic diversity and relationships among Burkholderia cenocepacia IIIB and BCC6 populations associated with roots of maize plants(More)
The complexity and diversity of physical and biotic habitats are important features influencing the composition of shallow water reef fish assemblages, especially in temperate regions where abundant and diverse algal cover may have an important habitat-forming role. Coastal fish have adapted to these diverse habitats and to the temporal and spatial(More)
This is a reply to a recently published Commentary: “Palmitoylethanolamide: problems regarding micronization, ultra-micronization and additives” Inflammopharmacology DOI: 10.1007/s10787-014-0202-3 , written in relation to our review article: Skaper SD, Facci L, Fusco M, della Valle MF, Zusso M, Costa B, Giusti P (2014) “Palmitoylethanolamide, a naturally(More)
This work is about the structure of the symbolic Rees algebra of the base ideal of a Cremona map. We give sufficient conditions under which this algebra has the " expected form " in some sense. The main theorem in this regard seemingly covers all previous results on the subject so far. The proof relies heavily on a criterion of birationality and the use of(More)
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