Daily Archives: February 22, 2017

New discovered biomarkers as useful molecular targets in testicular germ cell tumors

Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are histologically classified as seminomas and non-seminomas according to the international classification of oncological diseases. Both these tumors display an invasive phenotype and are believed to be derived from a common ancestor,

The slippery head of the fastest fish

The swordfish (Xiphias gladius) is reputedly the fastest swimmer on Earth. Its concave head and iconic sword are unique characteristics, but how they contribute to its speed is still unknown. Our paper reports the discovery of a

Dysfunction of cellular analgesic control in neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain in small-fiber neuropathy was traditionally considered a consequence of injury to nociceptors and sensitization. An alternative view has also been put forward: there may be a loss of the neuronal analgesic control system, paralleling the

Threats from antifouling priority pollutants in the Adriatic sea

To ensure the preservation of public health and ecosystems it is essential to reach a good chemical status of surface water bodies and groundwater. To this end, such waters should comply with the Environmental Quality Standards (EQS)