Marco Masseroli

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This study was designed to assess intraobserver and interobserver agreement in the diagnosis of 56 endometrial specimens by five European expert gynecologic pathologists using the WHO classification and to establish which histologic features are significantly associated with each classification category. The seven categories were simple hyperplasia, complex(More)
Genomic functional information is valuable for biomedical research. However, such information frequently needs to be extracted from the scientific literature and structured in order to be exploited by automatic systems. Natural language processing is increasingly used for this purpose although it inherently involves errors. A postprocessing strategy that(More)
Statistical and clustering analyses of gene expression results from high-density microarray experiments produce lists of hundreds of genes regulated differentially, or with particular expression profiles, in the conditions under study. Independent of the microarray platforms and analysis methods used, these lists must be biologically interpreted to gain a(More)
MOTIVATION Improvement of sequencing technologies and data processing pipelines is rapidly providing sequencing data, with associated high-level features, of many individual genomes in multiple biological and clinical conditions. They allow for data-driven genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic characterizations, but require state-of-the-art 'big data'(More)
Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and sympathetic nervous systems overactivity play a major role in worsening the extent of heart failure. Attenuation of neurohumoral activation with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and beta-blockers has proven beneficial in congestive heart failure. Because ACE inhibition is a recommended treatment for heart(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Liver fibrosis is one of the most important and characteristic histologic alterations in progressive and chronic liver diseases. Thus, in both clinical and experimental practice, it is fundamental to have a reliable and objective method for its precise quantification. Several semi-quantitative scoring systems have been described. All are(More)
Phenotype analysis is commonly recognized to be of great importance for gaining insight into genetic interaction underlying inherited diseases. However, few computational contributions have been proposed for this purpose, mainly owing to lack of controlled clinical information easily accessible and structured for computational genome-wise analyses. We(More)
Consistency and completeness of biomolecular annotations is a keypoint of correct interpretation of biological experiments. Yet, the associations between genes (or proteins) and features correctly annotated are just some of all the existing ones. As time goes by, they increase in number and become more useful, but they remain incomplete and some of them(More)
Gene function annotations, which are associations between a gene and a term of a controlled vocabulary describing gene functional features, are of paramount importance in modern biology. Datasets of these annotations, such as the ones provided by the Gene Ontology Consortium, are used to design novel biological experiments and interpret their results.(More)
Network Tools and Applications in Biology (NETTAB) Workshops are a series of meetings focused on the most promising and innovative ICT tools and to their usefulness in Bioinformatics. The NETTAB 2011 workshop, held in Pavia, Italy, in October 2011 was aimed at presenting some of the most relevant methods, tools and infrastructures that are nowadays(More)