Fabio Del Piccolo

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The mite Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman is a parasite of the honeybee Apis mellifera L. and represents a major threat for apiculture in the Western world. Reproduction takes place only inside bee brood cells that are invaded just before sealing; drone cells are preferred over worker cells, whereas queen cells are not normally invaded. Lower incidence(More)
Honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera) host a number of parasites, among which the mite Varroa destructor has been implicated in colony losses recorded around the world in recent years. Although many studies have been carried out on the direct and indirect damage caused by the mite to its host, the possible influence of mite infestation on the in-hive behaviour(More)
Single analyses of peripheral blood of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients showed a significant reduction in the mean value for keratan sulfate (KS) compared with that in control subjects, but the mean value for orosomucoid (OM) was elevated compared with that in control subjects. Some RA patients displayed highly elevated levels of hyaluronic acid (HA),(More)
Somatosensory discrimination training may modulate cognitive processes, such as movement planning and monitoring, which can be useful during active movements. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of somatosensory discrimination training on brain functional activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during motor and sensory tasks in(More)
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