Tiziana Falco

Tiziana Falco
Università della Calabria | Università della Calabria · DIATIC

PhD Science and technology of complex systems

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This work proposes for the first time a model for reusing almond (Prunus dulcis cv. Casteltermini from Sicily, Southern Italy) skin to formulate a new functional blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius Schott) jam. For this purpose, blackberries were analysed fresh and as jam, traditionally prepared with a minimum fruit amount of 80%. Different percentages of...
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This work aimed to evaluate the impact on quality parameters and of flavoured virgin olive oils (FVOOs) obtained by the infusion of C. annuum and C. chinense fine dry powder to Carolea extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). The total phenol, flavonoid, and carotenoid content were monitored in EVOO, and FVOOs phenolic fractions. Rancimat method was applied...
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This study aimed to evaluate the influence of Capsicum baccatum L. Aji Angelo and Bishop crown cultivars to the quality parameters of flavoured olive oils (FOOs) obtained by the addition of both fresh and dried pepper powders (1%) to Dolce di Rossano and Roggianella monovarietal extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs). First, pepper extracts were investiga...
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This study aimed to evaluate the influence of Capsicum baccatum L. Aji Angelo and Bishop crown cultivars to the quality parameters of flavoured olive oils (FOOs) obtained by the addition of both fresh and dried pepper powders (1%) to Dolce di Rossano and Roggianella monovarietal extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs). First, pepper extracts were investiga...
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Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the main fat used in the Mediterranean diet. In this work, four monovarietal EVOOs from Calabria (South of Italy) namely Coratina, Ottobratica, Leccino, and Nocellara del Belice and Ottobratica from Calabria (Southern Italy) were investigated for their quality and CIELab parameters as well as antioxidant activity. S...
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Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Zingiberaceae), common known as ginger, is extensively used as spice worldwide in cooking and to prepare beverage. Moreover, it was used to treat a wide range of diseases including metabolic syndrome (MetS). Mets is a group of risk factors, including insulin resistance and consequently impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipi...
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Vicia faba L. (fava bean) (Fabaceae) is cultivated worldwide as a crop for human consumption. In this study, beans and pods were investigated for their phytochemical content and their potential nutraceutical properties as strategy to counteract metabolic syndrome (MetS). Pods represent a fava bean industrial processing by-products. Pod ethanol extr...
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Ferulago nodosa (L.) Boiss. (Apiaceae) is a species occurring in the Balkan-Tyrrhenian area. The object of the present study is Sicilian F. nodosa subsp. geniculata (Guss.) Troia & Raimondo, classified as an endemic F. nodosa subspecies. Aerial parts of this plant species were subjected to hydrodistillation to obtain an essential oil. A total of 93...
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This study aimed at evaluating and comparing the chemical profile obtained by HPLC-ESI-MSⁿ analysis, the inhibitory activity of enzymes linked to obesity (α-amylase, α-glucosidase, and lipase) and the antioxidant properties (DPPH, ABTS, FRAP, and β-carotene bleaching tests) of ethanol extracts of bulbs (BE) and aerial parts (APE) from Allium commut...
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This study aimed to evaluate the chemical composition by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) analyses, the antioxidant activities evaluated by different in vitro assays namely 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2′-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS), Ferric Reducing Ability Po...
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In this work a supercritical fluid extraction (SC-CO2) was use to extract high quality oil from tomato skins by-product. The effects of pressure and extraction time on oil yield was investigated. The content lycopene and -carotene as well as p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, vanillic acid, epicatechin, naringenin, cate...
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The olive tree belongs to the tribe Oleae from the family Oleaceae, which comprises around 600 specious and some 25 genera, including Olea, which contains an economically important European olive tree known as Olea europaea L. Olive fruit represents a rich source of valuable and bioactive nutrients, which can be considered of medicinal and therapeu...
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In this study, the essential oils obtained from the leaves of Myrtus communis L. stored in a collection orchard located at the experimental station ‘Orleans’ of the Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences of the University of Palermo (Italy) were investigated. The essential oils, analysed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, revealed the...
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Membrane separation has brought about a significant change in the food processing industry because it could operate separation at low temperature without a reduction of nutrients and bioactive compounds. Citrus limon L. Burm. cv Femminello comune juice, an Italian IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) product, was subjected to the ultrafiltation...
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Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) plays a crucial role in the Mediterranean diet. Recently, attention has been focused on presence in EVOO of phenolic compounds, phytochemicals characterized by a series of healthy properties. This paper analyzed the phenolic profile, the inhibitory activity against carbohydrate hydrolising enzyme as well as the radical...
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Ruta chalepensis L. (Rutaceae) leaf extract was investigated for its chemical profile and antioxidant and hypoglycaemic properties. The antioxidant effects were investigated by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), β-carotene bleaching, and metal chelating activity assays. The carbohydrate-hydrolysing enzymes inhibition assay was used to test the h...
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Citrus × clementina juice obtained from fruits collected in three different areas (flood plain, hill and coastal plain) was investigated for the chemical composition, radical scavenging properties (DPPH and ABTS tests), and α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory activity. Neohesperidin (72.96–116.50 mg/100 mL), hesperidin (55.24–69.52 mg/100 mL) an...
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Nduja of Spilinga is a soft, spicy hot, spreadable salami, protected geographical indication (PGI) that is considered one of the most famous typical Calabrian (Southern Italy) foods. The mixture is made by using 50% fat, 25% lean meat and the remaining 25% dried and shredded red pepper exclusively produced in Calabria region. In this work we have e...
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Commercially dried powder of nutmeg mace (Myristica fragrans) and pimento (Pimenta dioica) spices was investigated for their high performance liquid chromatography phenolic profile and their antioxidant and hypoglycaemic properties by α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibition tests. Generally, mace showed the most promising activity. An interesting pr...
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Capsicum annum cultivars Yellow cayenne, Portafortuna, Idealino, Sole, Duemila, Pellegrino, Fantasia, Loco and Effix were investigated for their antioxidant properties and foodborne pathogens inhibitory activity. The total phenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, capsaicinoids, carotenoids, ascorbic acid and vitamin E content were also determined. Duemil...
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La parte più fertile della Calabria, la Sibaritide, ha una storia antica di almeno 25 secoli, occupa una superficie di 475 kmq, è una regione creata dai depositi del Crati e del Coscile e di minori fiu-mare che sfociano poco a nord, come il Raganello e il Caldanello e poco a sud il Mesofalo ed il Coriglianeto 1 : di fatto è l'area sulla quale si st...
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Il " parco " come paradigma della bellezza 1. L'indifferenza cuLturaLe di fronte aLLa natura L'uomo della strada vive mol-to spesso un rapporto assente con la realtà ambientale che lo circonda. Chiuso nel suo abi-tacolo, pressato da mille pre-occupazioni, attento alla guida ed ai segnali che compaiono sul cruscotto o sul navigatore, ansioso per l'a...
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Il presente lavoro ha lo scopo di diffondere conoscenze nell’ambito del Sistema ONU, documentando, attraverso sintetici riferimenti, il valore globale di un’organizzazione ancora poco conosciuta persino nel mondo colto europeo. L’autrice, imbattendosi per la sua tesi di dottorato in tematiche ambientali di rilevanza internazionale, ha avvertito la...
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It is common practice to correct for interfraction motion by shifting the patient from reference skin marks to better align the internal target at the linear accelerator's isocenter. Shifting the patient away from skin mark alignment causes the radiation beams to pass through a patient geometry different from that planned. Yet, dose calculations on...
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Purpose: To investigate the use of a novel multi‐application 3D ultrasound system to determine prostate motion on a daily basis. To use Monte Carlo‐based dose calculations to assess daily dose differences to the prostate, rectum and bladder. Method and Materials: A novel 3D ultrasound system was used to determine the prostate volume and position fo...
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Sonography has good topographic accuracy for superficial lymph node assessment in patients with head and neck cancers. It is therefore an ideal non-invasive tool for precise inter-fraction volumetric analysis of enlarged cervical nodes. In addition, when registered with computed tomography (CT) images, ultrasound information may improve target volu...
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To compare two different ultrasound-based verification systems for prostate alignment during daily external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for localized prostate cancer. Prostate displacements were measured prospectively in 40 patients undergoing daily EBRT. Comparison was made between a system based on the cross-modality verification method (CMVM),...
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Purpose: To investigate the use of Monte Carlo (MC)dose calculations for improved assessment of the daily treatment dose for prostate patients using novel 3D ultrasound imaging.Method and Materials: Prostate displacements were measured in 39 prostate cancer patients undergoing external‐beam radiotherapy with a 3D ultrasoundimage guided radiotherapy...
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The accuracy of dose delivery in radiotherapy is affected by the uncertainty in tumor localization. Motion of internal anatomy due to physiological processes such as respiration may lead to significant displacements which compromise tumor coverage and generate irradiation of healthy tissue. Real-time tracking with infrared-based systems is often us...
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Ultrasound (US) image-guided patient positional verification was performed daily on four prostate cancer patients using the BAT system (NOMOS Corporation, CA). The BAT system has shown that the prostate can shift by as much as 1 cm from its intended position in any direction. Furthermore, the daily shifts measured by the BAT system were included in...

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