Francesco Santamaria

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Phytoplankton patchiness, namely the heterogeneous distribution of microalgae over multiple spatial scales, dramatically impacts marine ecology. A spectacular example of such heterogeneity occurs in thin phytoplankton layers (TPLs), where large numbers of photosynthetic microorganisms are found within a small depth interval. Some species of motile(More)
BACKGROUND Citicoline can have beneficial effects both in degenerative and in vascular cognitive decline in a variety of ways (apoptosis inhibition, neuroplasticity potentiation, phospholipid, and acetylcholine (ACh) synthesis). Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) have been used for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). When co-administered with(More)
The aim of the study was the evaluation of the relationship between chemical fat analysis and some more rapid tests proposed to estimate steatorrhoea. Stool collections (72 h) were obtained on 32 occasions in 22 patients with cystic fibrosis and in seven healthy children. A very close relationship was found between faecal fat, as measured by standard(More)
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