Marcella Nicolini

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This paper empirically studies the e¤ects of service o¤shoring on white-collar employment, using data for more than one hundred U.S. occupations. A model of …rm behavior based on separability allows to derive the labor demand elasticity with respect to service o¤shoring for each occupation. Estimation is performed with Quasi-Maximum Likelihood, to account(More)
To determine the influence of the metal coordination sphere on the permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), rats were injected intraperitoneally with aluminum lactate (Al(lact)3), aluminum acetylacetonate (Al(acac)3), aluminum maltolate (Al(malt)3) at pH 7.5, or with physiological saline. Two h after each treatment, [14C]sucrose physiological saline(More)
The present paper reports data concerning aluminum accumulation and compartmentation in the central nervous system from rats exposed by inhalation to aluminum acetylacetonate [Al(acac)3] for two weeks. The complex Al(aca)3 was chosen for being neutral, hydrolytically stable and lipophilic. After animals treatment, Al(III) was identified fluorimetrically by(More)
Changes in the free long-chain base (LCB) composition in rat cerebellar granule cells in culture were studied during differentiation and aging. The total LCB mixtures, extracted from the cells maintained in culture up to 22 days, were derivatized with o-phthalaldehyde and fractionated by reversed-phase HPLC, and each LCB species was quantified. Four main(More)
The cancer chemopreventive synthetic retinoid N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide (HPR) possesses antiproliferative and apoptotic activity at pharmacological doses. In this study we show that addition of antioxidants to HL-60 cells cultured in the presence of 3 microM HPR, markedly suppresses the apoptopic effect of the retinoid and significantly prolongs cell(More)
  • K. J. Meech, M. F. A’Hearn, +188 authors P. A. Yanamandra-Fischer
  • 2011
Earth-and space-based observations provide synergistic information for space mission encounters by providing data over longer timescales, at different wavelengths and using techniques that are impossible with an in situ flyby. We report here such observations in support of the EPOXI spacecraft flyby of comet 103P/Hartley 2. The nucleus is small and dark,(More)
  • Silvio Contessi, Francesca de Nicola, +6 authors Jeff Nugent
  • 2012
T he relationship between trade and gender has recently emerged as an important theme in the international economics and development literature. The United Nations' Millennium Development Goal No. 3 is to promote gender equality and empower women, a broad goal that can cover many areas of economic and non-economic activity. The entire World Development(More)
Detergent-free rat brain outer mitochondrial membranes were incorporated in planar lipid bilayers in the presence of an osmotic gradient, and studied at high (1 M KCl) and low (150 mM KCl) ionic strength solutions. By comparison, the main outer mitochondrial membrane protein, VDAC, extracted from rat liver with Triton X-100, was also studied in 150 mM KCl.(More)
We focus on state aid to the car sector in the EU. Stemming from the general normative principles on state aid (i.e., art. 107 of the Treaty), we investigate how these have been applied, given the specific soft law provisions which are typical of the sector. A detailed quantitative analysis from 1990 to 2008 is carried out, highlighting a reduction of aids(More)