Chiara Pezzoli

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The effects of environmental temperature on wing size and shape of Drosophila melanogaster were analyzed in populations derived from an Oregon laboratory strain kept at three temperatures (18 degrees , 25 degrees , 28 degrees ) for 4 yr. Temperature-directed selection was identified for both wing size and shape. The length of the four longitudinal veins,(More)
Microviscosity of membranes prepared from striata and cortex of 3 or 30-month-old rats was measured by fluorescence polarization and electron spin resonance. The viscosity of the hydrophobic core of the lipid bilayer was significantly increased in striatal but not in cortical membranes of old rats. In old rats the incorporation of methyl groups into(More)
The effect of static magnetic fields on body size of Drosophila melanogaster was analyzed on 3 laboratory stocks reared under chronic exposure to a magnetic field 10-12-fold greater than the earth's. A significant increase in body size was observed which persisted even when the flies were returned to control environmental conditions after a few generations(More)
Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been shown to predict occurrence of cardiovascular events in the general population. The aim of our study was to evaluate the role of NLR to predict major cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in HIV-infected subjects. We performed a retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected patients residing in the Local Health(More)
BACKGROUND Tenofovir (TDF) can cause kidney injury through tubular dysfunction, with or without drop of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Whether mild eGFR reductions during treatment should be considered a reason for prompt TDF discontinuation, however, remains unclear. METHODS Patients with normal pre-TDF eGFR levels, who had developed mild(More)
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