- adipose organ: clinical problems relating to obesity, diabetes and related diseases such as hypertension and atherosclerosis are addressed through cell biology and morphological techniques..
Responsible: Prof. Saverio Cinti
- Human anatomy and cellulare biology: research focuses on the study of the molecules involved in the development and differentiation of the human placenta, the pathologies of pregnancy, the uterine ones and the urinary tract. These researches are carried out both with in vitro and in vivo studies.
Responsible: Prof.ssa Daniela Marzioni
- Physiology: it mainly focuses on fundamental research in nervous system physiology. Experimental methods of immunohistochemistry, cell biology and behavior analysis are exploited.
Responsible: Prof. Fiorenzo Conti
- Neurology: clinical research focuses on the pathogenesis and management of cerebrovascular disease, dementias, headache, and neuromuscular diseases Particularly, clinical and instrumental investigations are carried out in people with different patterns of brain damage, using neurophysiology, ultrasound and neuropsychology approaches. Research on neurodegenerative disorders avails of interdepartmental collaboration with the Biochemistry and Genetic scientific areas .
Responsible: Prof. Mauro Silvestrini
- Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: clinical research focuses on the mechanisms of motor learning and re-learning after brain damage in cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative disorders. Instrumental investigations are carried out in people with movement disorders (namely, cerebral palsy, spasticity, abnormal gait patterns due to different types of brain injury), using a movement analysis approach, balance disorders, using posturography devices, musculoskeletal injuries (using ultrasound) , pain syndromes (using neurophysiological determination of pain threshold), and functional recovery after motor/cognitive training (using neurophysiology protocols to assessing neuroplasticity). Not invasive brain stimulation (tDCS) approaches are also investigated with respect to their efficacy in combination to task-oriented training.
Responsible: Prof. Maria Gabriella Ceravolo