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Building on previous studies of volcanoes around the Hellas basin with new studies of imaging (High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC), High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), Context Imager (CTX)), multispectral (HRSC, Observatoire pour la Minéralogie, l’Eau, les Glaces et(More)
The electromyographic silent period following the motor potential evoked by cortical magnetic stimulation is decreased in parkinsonian patients. In this study we investigated whether the decrease in the silent period is connected only with parkinsonian symptoms. We evaluated the effect of apomorphine (a potent and rapid dopamine-agonist) on the changes in(More)
A critical review of the published cases reports suggests that the muscle changes could be induced by Pentazocine by mechanisms other than local myotoxicity. The mechanism of myotoxicity in Pentazocine-myopathy remains uncertain and for this reason a tissue culture study was performed in order to investigate the close relationship between myopathy and(More)
Muscle was cultured from a 7-month-old boy affected by generalized weakness, macroglossia, cardiomegaly, hepatomegaly and increasing dyspnea. Muscle biopsy showed a vacuolar myopathy with glycogen accumulation (Pompe's disease). The muscle was cultured to verify whether the abnormality could be expressed in culture during myogenesis. In the living muscle(More)
The early symptoms of brain dysfunction in infants born to heroin-addicted mothers were studied during the first month of life by a multimethod approach. Neurological examination and polygraphic EEG studies of sleep patterns were performed; concomitantly plasma levels of beta-endorphin and met-enkephalin were measured. Whenever possible, these parameters(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a disorder whose pathogenesis is attributed, according to the most recent theories, to generalized membrane abnormalities, including red cell membrane. The study of erythrocyte ghosts in patients affected by DMD showed alterations in ion transport and in various enzymatic activities. Employing a spectrofluorometric(More)