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In this demo we present TraceME (Traceability Management in Eclipse), an Eclipse plug-in, that supports the software engineer in capturing and maintaining traceability links between different types of artifacts. A comparative analysis of the functionalities of the tools supporting traceability recovery highlights that TraceME is the more comprehensive tool(More)
We fabricated three-dimensional microtissues with the aim to replicate in vitro the composition and the functionalities of the tumor microenvironment. By arranging either normal fibroblasts (NF) or cancer-activated fibroblasts (CAF) in two different three dimensional (3D) configurations, two kinds of micromodules were produced: spheroids and microtissues.(More)
Angiogenin (ANG) promotes cell growth and survival. Under growth conditions, ANG undergoes nuclear translocation and accumulates in the nucleolus where it stimulates rRNA transcription. When cells are stressed, ANG mediates the production of tRNA-derived stress-induced small RNA (tiRNA), which reprograms protein translation into a survival mechanism. The(More)
Poloxamer thermoresponsive gels are widely explored in controlled drug delivery. Nevertheless, these gels possess inadequate mechanical properties, poor bioadhesiveness, and high permeability to water. To overcome these issues, we blended mucoadhesive hyaluronic acid (HA) with poloxamer analogs. This study aimed to investigate the features affecting the(More)
Ion-exchange microspheres (IEMs) are widely employed in controlled drug delivery of ionic drugs due to their high loading capacity and the possibility to obtain the controlled release of the loaded drug(s) at a specific site. Among IEMs, DC Bead(™) are embolic microdevices (100-300 μm diameter) designed for transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and(More)
Many therapeutic drugs are excluded from entering the brain due to their lack of transport through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The development of new strategies for enhancing drug delivery to the brain is of great importance in diagnostics and therapeutics of central nervous diseases. To overcome this problem, a viral fusion peptide (gH625) derived from(More)
Biocompatible poly( N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (PVP) hydrogels have been produced by UV irradiation of aqueous polymer mixtures, using a high-pressure mercury lamp. The resulting materials have been characterized by a combination of experimental techniques, including rheology, small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and(More)
Peptide or protein ligands can be used for molecular decoration to enhance the functionality of synthetic materials. However, some skepticism has arisen about the efficacy of such strategy in practical contexts since serum proteins largely adsorb. To address this issue, it is crucial to ascertain whether a chemically conjugated integrin-binding peptide is(More)
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a polysaccharide widely used in biomedical applications, due to its elevated biocompatibility and the peculiar viscoelastic properties of its solutions. Although the viscoelastic behaviour of HA solutions has been extensively studied in the literature it has been often reported in the range of low frequency (1-100 Hz) and high salt(More)
The 3D tracking of micro-objects, based on digital holography, is proposed through the analysis of the complex wavefront of the light scattered by the micro-samples. Exploiting the advantages of the off-axis full-field holographic interferometry, the tracking of multiple objects is achieved by a direct wavefront analysis at the focal plane overcoming the(More)