Virginia L. Ballarin

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When segmenting magnetic resonance (MR) images, a wide range of useless information arises, which has to be discarded as a step prior to classifying the different cerebral cortex areas. To obtain effective results during the classification process, it is necessary to work with images solely containing the brain and eliminate the cranium and surrounding(More)
The development of microarray technology has enabled scientists to measure the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously, resulting in a surge of interest in several disciplines throughout biology and medicine. While data clustering has been used for decades in image processing and pattern recognition, in recent years it has joined this wave of(More)
The present study is focused on the electrospinning process as a versatile technique to obtain nanofibrous tubular structures for potential applications in vascular tissue engineering. A bilayered scaffolding structure composed of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA)/bioresorbable segmented polyurethane (SPEU) blends for small-diameter (5mm) vascular bypass grafts(More)
We present a method for the analysis of dynamic speckle signals based on morphological granulometry. We obtain selected information differentiating the morphological patterns of the temporal history of each pixel through the granulometric size distribution. The method is exemplified by detecting bruised regions on apples and studying the germination of corn(More)
The developing chick optic tectum is a widely used model of corticogenesis and angiogenesis. Cell behaviors involved in corticogenesis and angiogenesis share several regulatory mechanisms. In this way the 3D organizations of both systems adapt to each other. The consensus about the temporally and spatially organized progression of the optic tectum(More)
Biofilms by the hyperhalophilic archaea Halorubrum sp. and Halobacterium sp. were analyzed, and for the first time the progression of structural features and the developmental parameters of these sessile populations are described. Optical slicing and digital analysis of sequential micrographs showed that their three dimensional structure was microorganism(More)