Emilio Marengo

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A new approach for monitoring the state of conservation of cultural heritage objects surfaces is being developed. The technique utilizes multi-spectral imaging, multivariate analysis and statistical process control theory for the automatic detection of a possible deterioration process, its localization and identification, and the wavelengths most sensitive(More)
In this paper we propose a reliable surface imaging method for the non-invasive detection of morphological changes in paintings. Usually, the evaluation and quantification of changes and defects results mostly from an optical and subjective assessment, through the comparison of the previous and subsequent state of conservation and by means of condition(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is clinically defined in terms of motor symptoms. These are preceded by prodromal non-motor manifestations that prove the systemic nature of the disease. Identifying genes and pathways altered in living patients provide new information on the diagnosis and pathogenesis of(More)
The aim of this project is the development of a noninvasive technique based on LED multispectral imaging (MSI) for monitoring the conservation state of the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) collection. It is well-known that changes in the parchment reflectance drive the transition of the scrolls from legible to illegible. Capitalizing on this fact, we will use(More)
Defects in genes encoding ribosomal proteins cause Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA), a red cell aplasia often associated with physical abnormalities. Other bone marrow failure syndromes have been attributed to defects in ribosomal components but the link between erythropoiesis and the ribosome remains to be fully defined. Several lines of evidence suggest that(More)
Sites and objects of cultural heritage - from art to ancient inscriptions to ruins - are under constant attack by time and the environment. While much is known about how material components change from laboratory-based artificial aging, very little is known about the process or rates of change of actual objects and sites in situ. Reflectance Transformation(More)
A new algorithm for generating simulated sodium dodecil sulfate two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS 2D-PAGE) map images was developed. To choose the simulation strategy able to provide realistic 2D-PAGE maps, several parameters that characterize the statistical features of the images and data sets of images were taken into account, such(More)
In higher plants, photosystem II (PSII) is a multi-subunit pigment-protein complex embedded in the thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts, where it is present mostly in dimeric form within the grana. Its light-harvesting antenna system, LHCII, is composed of trimeric and monomeric complexes, which can associate in variable number with the dimeric PSII core(More)
This chapter describes a new software for the generation of simulated realistic sodium dodecyl sulfate two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS 2D-PAGE) images. In order to choose the simulation strategy to provide realistic 2D-PAGE maps the statistical characteristics of such images were taken into account, such as the distributions of(More)