Francesco Agostini

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Soil organic carbon (SOC) changes associated with land conversion to energy crops are central to the debate on bioenergy and their potential carbon neutrality. Here, the experimental evidence on SOC under perennial energy crops (PECs) is synthesised to parameterise a whole systems model and to identify uncertainties and knowledge gaps determining PECs being(More)
Oxidative stress is often associated to inactivity-mediated skeletal muscle atrophy. Glutathione is one of the major antioxidant systems stimulated, both at muscular and systemic level, by activation of oxidative processes. We measured changes in glutathione availability, oxidative stress induction and the extent of atrophy mediated by 35 days of(More)
Ionic wind devices or electrostatic fluid accelerators are becoming of increasing interest as tools for thermal management, in particular for semiconductor devices. In this work, we present a numerical model for predicting the performance of such devices, whose main benefit is the ability to accurately predict the amount of charge injected at the corona(More)
Physical inactivity and muscle atrophy are characteristic features of many chronic disease states. Maintenance of neutral energy balance plays a pivotal role in counteracting inactivity-mediated decreases in muscle mass. Both overfeeding and underfeeding are associated with accelerated muscle loss. Inactivity is per se a low-grade pro-inflammatory condition(More)
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