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This study examines cross-cultural differences beliefs related to e-commerce use for Italy and the United States. We argue that for both cultures, the user's decision to make an online purchase is simultaneously influenced by a set of contrary factors. These include decision facilitators such as propensity to trust and institutional trust, and decision(More)
Microbial resistance to conventional antibiotics is one of the most outstanding medical and scientific challenges of our times. Despite the recognised need for new anti-infective agents, however, very few new drugs have been brought to the market and to the clinic in the last three decades. This review highlights the properties of a new class of(More)
abstract The study examines differences in individual's privacy concerns and beliefs about government surveillance in Italy and the United States. By incorporating aspects of multiple cultural theories, we argue that for both countries, the user's decision to conduct e-commerce transactions on the Internet is influenced by privacy concerns, perceived need(More)
Hymenochirin-1Pa (LKLSPKTKDTLKKVLKGAIKGAIAIASMA-NH2) is a host-defense peptide first isolated from skin secretions of the frog Pseudhymenochirus merlini (Pipidae). A nuclear magnetic resonance structural investigation demonstrates that the peptide has a random coil conformation in water but, in the membrane-mimetic solvent 50% (v/v) trifluoroethanol-water(More)
This study examines cross-cultural differences in individual's privacy concerns and attitudes towards government surveillance as related to e-commerce use for Italy and the United States. We argue that for both cultures the user's decision to make a purchase is influenced by privacy concerns, perceived need for security provided by the government and the(More)
Peptide-based antibiotics might help containing the rising tide of antimicrobial resistance. We developed SB056, a semi-synthetic peptide with a dimeric dendrimer scaffold, active against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Being the mechanism of SB056 attributed to disruption of bacterial membranes, we enhanced the amphiphilic profile of the(More)
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