Maria Chiara Di Bernardo

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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of lymphoid malignancy in Western countries 1. Recent multi-stage genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have shown that part of the eight-fold increased risk of CLL seen in first-degree relatives of patients can be ascribed to the co-inheritance of multiple low-risk variants. 2–6 Current(More)
This paper proposes the clustering of individuals given their genotype using a normalized Mutual Information dissimilarity distance. This method is applied to a Single Nucleotyde Polymorphism set belonging to F7 gene, uncovering the intrinsic genetic variability on one Spanish population. This genetic variability corresponds to results published using a(More)
While chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by a strong familial risk, the genetic basis of inherited susceptibility to CLL is largely unknown. The increased risk of Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) in relatives of CLL patients suggests a common etiology to B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) through HLA(More)
BACKGROUND Although lithium carbonate is widely used in the treatment of mood disorders, symptoms suggesting toxic effects on the peripheral nervous system may emerge even in subjects whose serum lithium levels remain within the recommended therapeutic range. METHOD Electroneuronographic (ENG) parameters (motor nerve conduction velocity of peroneal and(More)
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