Francesco Bonetti

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The aim of the present work was to test the ability to predict the instant at which a grasping hand touches an object. Our hypothesis was that, because of the activation of the mirror-neuron system, the same predictive process necessary for action execution should be active during observation. Experimental evidence indicates, however, that not only observed(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the principal discharge diagnosis and related comorbidity in hospitalized older patients affected by dementia. METHODS Data from 51,838 consecutive computerized discharge records of the St. Anna University Hospital (Ferrara, Italy) were analyzed. Records included only subjects aged ≥60 years. Number of(More)
Homocysteine (Hcy) is a key junction in methionine metabolism. In inherited forms of hyperhomocysteinemia patients develop early vascular damage and cognitive decline. Hyperhomocysteinemia is a common consequence of dietary, behavioral and pathological conditions and is epidemiologically related to different diseases, among them neurodegenerative ones are(More)
BACKGROUND In central nervous system cholesterol cannot be degraded but is secreted into circulation predominantly in the form of its polar metabolite 24(S)-hydroxycholesterol (24S-OH-Chol). Some studies suggested an association between 24S-OH-Chol metabolism and different neurological diseases including dementia. A possible decrease in 24S-OH-Chol plasma(More)
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