Davide Marchesi

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We describe novel approaches for the production and characterization of epoxy- and adhesive-free colloidal probes for atomic force microscopy (AFM). Borosilicate glass microspheres are strongly attached to commercial AFM cantilevers exploiting the capillary adhesion force due to the formation of a water meniscus, and then a thermal annealing of the(More)
Deep brain stimulation is an effective treatment for different types of dystonia; nevertheless dystonic movements could provoke hardware-related complications, including fractures or electrodes displacement. This study focuses on a morphological and structural analysis of a malfunctioning electrode removed from a dystonic patient. In this case, high(More)
Hardware-related complications frequently occur in deep brain stimulation. Microscopy and spectroscopy techniques are effective methods for characterizing the morphological and chemical basis of malfunctioning DBS electrodes. A previous report by our team revealed the morphological and chemical alterations on a malfunctioning explanted electrode when it was(More)
Cell patterning is an important tool for organizing cells in surfaces and to reproduce in a simple way the tissue hierarchy and complexity of pluri-cellular life. The control of cell growth, proliferation and differentiation on solid surfaces is consequently important for prosthetics, biosensors, cell-based arrays, stem cell therapy and cell-based drug(More)
Correlative light electron microscopy (CLEM) combines the advantages of light and electron microscopy, thus making it possible to follow dynamic events in living cells at nanometre resolution. Various CLEM approaches and devices have been developed, each of which has its own advantages and technical challenges. We here describe our customized patterned(More)
To optimise the efficiency of cell machinery, cells can use the same protein (often called a hub protein) to participate in different cell functions by simply changing its target molecules. There are large data sets describing protein-protein interactions ("interactome") but they frequently fail to consider the functional significance of the interactions(More)
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