Vasiliki Pavlidou

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Using data collected at the Pierre Auger Observatory during the past 3.7 years, we demonstrated a correlation between the arrival directions of cosmic rays with energy above 6 x 10(19) electron volts and the positions of active galactic nuclei (AGN) lying within approximately 75 megaparsecs. We rejected the hypothesis of an isotropic distribution of these(More)
Diffuse γ-ray radiation in galaxies is produced by cosmic ray interactions with the interstellar medium. With the completion of EGRET observations, the only extragalactic object from which there has been a positive detection of diffuse γ-ray emission is the Large Magellanic Cloud. We systematically estimate the expected diffuse γ-ray flux from Local Group(More)
OBJECTIVE The mechanisms regulating the anabolic response of the skeleton to intermittent exogenous parathyroid hormone (PTH) administration are not fully elucidated. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the acute effect (up to 1 month) of teriparatide (TPTD; human recombinant PTH 1-34) on serum levels of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and receptor(More)
The tick species infesting grazing animals in the countryside of 11 prefectures in Northern Greece were investigated during April–July and September–December of consecutive years 2003–2006. A total of 3,249 (1,952 males, 1,297 females) adult ticks were collected from goats, sheep, cattle and dogs. Ticks were identified as Ixodes ricinus (44.57%), Ixodes(More)
The action of the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) on the isolated heart of the frog (Rana ridibunda) and two insects, the honeybee (Apis mellifera macedonica) and the beetle (Tenebrio molitor), was investigated using basic electrophysiological methods. The results of this study showed that a concentration of 1 μM 2,4-D was required to(More)
Serum samples from 921 apparently healthy individuals living in different prefectures of Northern Greece were investigated for the presence of antibodies against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus. In addition, serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples of 302 patients with central nervous system (CNS) infection were tested for the presence of specific IgG and(More)
M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, A. Albert, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, D. Bastieri, K. Bechtol, R. Bellazzini, E. D. Bloom, E. Bonamente, A.W. Borgland, T. J. Brandt, J. Bregeon, M. Brigida, P. Bruel, R. Buehler, S. Buson, G.A. Caliandro, R. A. Cameron, P. A. Caraveo, C. Cecchi, E. Charles, A. Chekhtman, J. Chiang, S. Ciprini, R. Claus, J. Cohen-Tanugi,(More)
The essential oils (EOs) extracted from Greek sage, Salvia fruticosa, and mint, Mentha pulegium, together with their main constituents, 1,8-cineole, thujone, and camphor and pulegone and menthone, respectively, were tested for insecticidal effects on the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae). The EO of Greek sage plant and its main(More)
The surface detector array of the Pierre Auger Observatory is sensitive to Earth-skimming tau neutrinos that interact in Earth's crust. Tau leptons from nu(tau) charged-current interactions can emerge and decay in the atmosphere to produce a nearly horizontal shower with a significant electromagnetic component. The data collected between 1 January 2004 and(More)
The energy spectrum of cosmic rays above 2.5 x 10;{18} eV, derived from 20,000 events recorded at the Pierre Auger Observatory, is described. The spectral index gamma of the particle flux, J proportional, variantE;{-gamma}, at energies between 4 x 10;{18} eV and 4 x 10;{19} eV is 2.69+/-0.02(stat)+/-0.06(syst), steepening to 4.2+/-0.4(stat)+/-0.06(syst) at(More)