Gino Di Domenico

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Telomeres are specialized nucleoprotein structures that have two important functions: (i) protection of the chromosomal ends from deleterious events such as chromosome fusion and degradation; (ii) counteraction of the " end replication problem " by allowing telomerase-dependent or, more rarely, telomerase-independent telomere elongation. The DNA sequences(More)
—The capability of the scintimammography to diagnose subcentimeters sized tumors was increased by the employment of a dedicated gamma camera. The introduction of small field of view camera, based on pixellated scintillation array and position sensitive photomultiplier, allowed to enhance the geometric spatial resolution and contrast of the images due to(More)
A prototype for Positron Emission Mammography, the YAP-PEM, is under development within a collaboration of the Italian Universities of Pisa, Ferrara, and Bologna. The aim is to detect breast lesions, with dimensions of 5 mm in diameter, and with a specific activity ratio of 10:1 between the cancer and breast tissue. The YAP-PEM is composed of two stationary(More)
A prototype of a combined CT–SPECT tomograph for breast cancer study has been developed and evaluated. It allows to perform scintimammography and X-ray CT in the same geometrical conditions. The CT system is based on a quasi-monochromatic beam tuned at 28 keV and an array of ultra fast ceramic scintillators coupled to photodiodes whilst the SPECT system is(More)
The effect of different training intensities on maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) strength was examined in a three week voluntary isometric exercise programme. Eighteen healthy university students were randomly assigned to one of three training groups: Low Intensity (LI), High Intensity (HI) and Maximal Effort (ME) groups. The LI and HI groups(More)
In this article, we present an analysis of the stability of optical lattices. Starting with the study of an unstable optical lattice, we establish a necessary and sufficient condition for intrinsic phase stability, and discuss two practical solutions to fulfill this condition, namely minimal and folded optical lattices. We then present a particular example(More)
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