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The rapid, accurate and non-invasive diagnosis of respiratory disease represents a challenge to clinicians, and the development of new treatments can be confounded by insufficient knowledge of lung disease phenotypes. Exhaled breath contains a complex mixture of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), some of which could potentially represent biomarkers for lung(More)
A complex profile of volatile organic compounds ("VOC"s) emanates from human skin, which is altered by changes in the body's metabolic or hormonal state, the external environment, and the bacterial species colonizing the skin surface. The aim of this study was to compare VOC profiles sampled from chronic leg wounds with those from asymptomatic skin. Five(More)
Discrimination of bacteria was investigated using pyrolysis-gas chromatography-differential mobility spectrometry (Py-GC-DMS). Three strains belonging to the genus Bacillus were investigated and these included two strains of Bacillus subtilis and a single Bacillus megaterium. These were chosen so as to evaluate the possibility of bacterial strain(More)
A method has been developed for metabolite profiling of the salivary metabolome based on protein precipitation and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with ion mobility-mass spectrometry (UHPLC–IM–MS). The developed method requires 0.5 mL of human saliva, which is easily obtainable by passive drool. Standard protocols have been established(More)
Transgenic tobacco roots offer a potential alternative to leaves for monoclonal antibody (MAb) production. A possible method for extraction of MAbs from roots is by homogenization, breaking the roots into fragments to release the antibody. This process was assessed by shearing 10 mm root sections ("roots") in a 24 mL ultra-scale down shearing device,(More)
Patients diagnosed with metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) have a poor prognosis. Additionally, after failure of first-line therapy, there are relatively few treatment options from which to choose. The novel tubulin-binding drug, eribulin, with a unique mechanism of action from taxanes or vinca alkaloids, has shown clinical activity in several different(More)
The clinical potential of PARP-1 inhibitors has been recognized >10years ago, prompting intensive research on their pharmacological application in several branches of medicine, particularly in oncology. However, natural or acquired resistance of tumors to known PARP-1 inhibitors poses a serious problem for their clinical implementation. Present study aims(More)
The availability of new very high spatial resolution sensors has for the past few years allowed a precise description of urban areas, and thus the settlement of specific ground or atmosphere characterization methods. However, in order to develop such techniques, a radiative transfer tool dedicated to such an area is necessary. AMARTIS v2 is a new radiative(More)
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