Raffaele Bianco

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UNLABELLED Many tumors with neuroendocrine characteristics express high amounts of somatostatin receptors that enable in vivo imaging with [(111)In-DTPA-D-Phe1]-octreotide. In this study, we have analyzed the feasibility in detecting and characterizing thymic masses by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS). METHODS Eighteen patients (13 women, 5 men,(More)
In this paper we discuss the limitations of current evolutionary robotics models and we propose a new framework that might solve some of these problems and lead to an open-ended evolutionary process in hardware. More specifically, the paper describes a novel approach, where the usual concepts of population, generations and fitness are made implicit in the(More)
We describe the results of a set of evolutionary experiments in which a simulated robotic arm provided with a two-fingered hand has to reach and grasp objects with different shapes and orientations on the basis of simple tactile information. Obtained results are rather encouraging and demonstrate that the problem of grasping objects with characteristics(More)
PURPOSE The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) autocrine pathway plays an important role in cancer cell growth. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key regulator of tumor-induced endothelial cell proliferation and vascular permeability. Enhanced cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression has been linked to cancer cell proliferation, EGFR(More)
The species-dependent compartmentation of type I cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA I) and its dissociated regulatory subunit (RI) was examined in the heart by biochemical and immunohistochemical means. PKA I and RI were resolved from type II cAMP-dependent protein kinase and its regulatory subunit by DEAE-Sephacel chromatography of the supernatant and(More)
A new method specific for the determination and unambiguous confirmation of the antibiotic valnemulin in feed for all animal species is described. Simple clean-up based on solvent extraction and liquid partition is carried out prior to determination by liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray tandem mass spectrometry on a hybrid QTRAP 4000 system, in(More)
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