Case-finding and contact-tracing COVID-19: survey

Italy was the first country in Europe to face the COVID-19 pandemic, which required a reorganization of numerous services including diagnostic and case tracking systems. Despite the fact that WHO stressed the importance of case finding and contact tracing (CF&CT) as essential aspects of the...

Responsabile: Dott.ssa Marzia Lazzerini

Genetic of Panic Disorders

Background and Significance Panic disorder is a serious and potentially disabling psychiatric condition characterized by unexpected panic attacks and fear of their recurrence or harmful consequences. Epidemiological surveys have shown lifetime prevalence of panic disorder with or without...

Responsabile: Dott.ssa Sheila Ulivi

Genetics of Hearing loss: from basic research to clinical applications

Background Hearing loss (HL) affects one in every 1,000 births. The genetic and clinical heterogeneity of HL is vast. Since the introduction of molecular genetics, many advances have been achieved in elucidating the molecular basis of HL. Nevertheless, at least 60 HL loci still need the...

Responsabile: prof. Paolo Gasparini

Tecnologie Innovative per la Chemioterapia Personalizzata

Despite progress in the treatment of tumors, resistance to chemotherapy drugs and inter-individual differences in sensitivity to drug treatment remain a substantial obstacle to the healing of many patients. TICheP project aims to develop an innovative technological framework for the development of...

Responsabile: dott. Giovanni Maria Severini

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Towards a personalized medicine: identification of genetic risk factors (including rare variants) for cardiovascular diseases in Italian Isolated populations by Genome Wide Association Studies and Next Generation Sequencing

Background and Significance Most common diseases have are due to a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors. Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) discovered many genetic loci influencing such traits and diseases. In most cases however they explain a small percentage of trait...

Responsabile: prof. Paolo Gasparini

Vitamin D in the prevention of subclinical and advanced atheromatosis

Background and Significance Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide and in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients the risk of mortality from CVD is 15 times over that in the general population. Vitamin D (VD) deficiency (serum 25(OH)vitaminD<15ng/ml) is a newly...

Responsabile: dott.ssa Vittoria Arcidiacono

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