Claudio Domenici

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Piezoelectric nerve guidance channels made of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) were evaluated in a transected mouse sciatic nerve model. Poled PVDF channels were compared to unpoled PVDF channels after 4 and 12 weeks of implantation. In all animals, the proximal and distal nerve stumps were bridged by a continuous nerve cable. Nerves regenerated in poled(More)
Mechanoelectrical conversion properties of dry human skin have been examined and their origin investigated in dermis, epidermis and horny layer. Shear stress piezoelectricity is observed in all three cutaneous sections. Piezoelectric properties of dermis can be ascribed to its collagen structural network, while the piezoelectric properties of epider-mis(More)
Hydrocarbon pollution represents one of the most serious issues for the health and entirety of the extremely fragile marine ecosystem, thus, the strategies for its monitoring have been grown in number and complexity in the last decades. Therefore, the realization of systems able to detect the presence of pollutants in the marine environment has become(More)
To explore whether stent procedure may influence transcriptional response of endothelium, we applied different physical (flow changes) and/or mechanical (stent application) stimuli to human endothelial cells in a laminar flow bioreactor (LFB) system. Gene expression analysis was then evaluated in each experimental condition. Human umbilical vein endothelial(More)
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