Mauro Maria Baldi

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Evidence suggests that flavonoid-containing diets reduce cardiovascular risk, but the mechanisms responsible are unclear. In the present study, we sought to determine the effect of flavanol-rich cocoa on vascular function in individuals with CAD (coronary artery disease). Forty subjects (61+/-8 years; 30 male) with CAD were recruited to a 6-week randomized(More)
The biosynthesis of conglutin δ has been studied in developing cotyledons of Lupinus angustifolius L. Precursors of conglutin δ formed the major sink for [35S]-cysteine incorporated by developing lupin cotyledons, and these precursors were rapidly sequestered into the endoplasmic reticulum. The sequence of a cDNA clone coding for one such precursor of(More)
We introduce the Generalized Bin Packing Problem, a new packing problem where, given a set of items characterized by volume and profit and a set of bins with given volumes and costs, one aims to select the subsets of profitable items and appropriate bins to optimize an objective function combining the cost of using the bins and the profit yielded by loading(More)
In this paper we introduce a new Packing problem, the Three-Dimensional Knapsack Problem with Balancing Constraints (3BKP), the extension of the ThreeDimensional Knapsack Problem (3KP) where additional constraints related to the packing center of mass are given. The 3BKP consists in orthogonally packing a subset of threedimensional weighted items into a(More)
The problem consists in finding a transshipment facilities location which maximizes the total net utility when the handling utilities at the facilities are stochastic variables, under supply, demand, and lower and upper capacity constraints. The total net utility is given by the expected total shipping utility minus the total fixed cost of the located(More)
The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae), is a vector of several human pathogens. Ae. albopictus is also an invasive species that, over recent years, has expanded its range out of its native Asia. Ae. albopictus was suspected to be present in Central America since the 1990s, and its presence was confirmed by most Central(More)
In the Variable Cost and Size Bin Packing Problem with optional items, a set of items characterized by volume and profit and a set of bins of different types characterized by volume and cost are given. The goal consists in selecting those items and bins which optimize an objective function which combines the cost of the used bins and the profit of the(More)
Original Citation: Baldi M.M. Generalized Bin Packing Problems. In: 4OR. ISSN 1619-4500 (In Press) Availability: This version is available at : since: December 2013 Publisher: Springer Published version: DOI:10.1007/s10288-013-0252-1 Terms of use: This article is made available under terms and conditions applicable to Open(More)
Tamping is an important part of railway maintenance. Well tamped ballast reduces track irregularities and increases travel safety and comfort. But if the ballast is in a bad condition, the train speed must be restricted, which leads to delays and penalty costs for the operator. In this paper a novel model for the tamping scheduling problem in a short-term(More)