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BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess psychiatric morbidity and to collect information on disability, life events and family support in a representative sample of patients admitted to a general hospital. METHODS On the basis of information collected in a pilot study a systematic sample of patients consecutively admitted to seven general medical and seven(More)
Prion diseases are a group of fatal neurodegenerative disorders characterized by the accumulation of prions in the central nervous system. The pathogenic prion (PrP(Sc)) possesses the capability to convert the host-encoded cellular isoform of the prion protein, PrP(C), into nascent PrP(Sc). The present work aims at providing novel insight into cellular(More)
Environmental and occupational inhalants may induce a large number of pulmonary diseases, with asbestos exposure being the most risky. The mechanisms are clearly related to chemical composition and physical and surface properties of materials. A combination of X-ray fluorescence (μXRF) and Fourier Transform InfraRed (μFTIR) microscopy was used to chemically(More)
Radiation damage of biological samples remains a limiting factor in high resolution X-ray microscopy (XRM). Several studies have attempted to evaluate the extent and the effects of radiation damage, proposing strategies to minimise or prevent it. The present work aims to assess the impact of soft X-rays on formalin fixed cells on a systematic manner. The(More)
Fingerprints are one the oldest biometrics used in investigations. The fingerprint morphology is considered unique and immutable and it is routinely used to identify an individual from the mark found at the crime scene. The comparison is based solely on the ridges flow and on their discontinuities (i.e. the minutiae), without considering other information(More)
Diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy in the structural characterization of functionalized carbon nanotubes Manipulating single-wall carbon nanotubes by chemical doping and charge transfer with perylene dyes Singling out the electrochemistry of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes in solution Efficient modulation of the third order non-linear optical(More)
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