Erika Porcel

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Recently, the addition of nanoparticles (NPs) has been proposed as a new strategy to enhance the effect of radiotherapy particularly in the treatment of aggressive tumors such as glioblastoma. The physical processes involved in radiosensitisation by nanoparticles have been well studied although further understanding of its biological impact is still(More)
The use of nanoparticles to enhance the effect of radiation-based cancer treatments is a growing field of study and recently, even nanoparticle-induced improvement of proton therapy performance has been investigated. Aiming at a clinical implementation of this approach, it is essential to characterize the mechanisms underlying the synergistic effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor targeting of radiotherapy represents a great challenge. The addition of multimodal nanoparticles, such as 3 nm gadolinium-based nanoparticles (GdBNs), has been proposed as a promising strategy to amplify the effects of radiation in tumors and improve diagnostics using the same agents. This singular property named theranostic is a unique(More)
During surveys carried out for assessing the occurrence of cucurbit-infecting soil fungi, melon plants exhibited necrosis on the basal stem, wilt and death. Mycological analysis and experimental inoculations showed the causal agent to be Fusarium solani f. sp. cucurbitae. This is the first report of F. solani f. sp. cucurbitae as the causal agent of crown(More)
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