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Udine, Italy

The University of Udine is a university in the city of Udine, Italy. It was founded in 1978 as part of the reconstruction plan of Friuli after the earthquake in 1976. Its aim was to provide the Friulian community with an independent centre for advanced training in cultural and scientific studies and it's an important centre for the studies of Friulian language. The University is actively involved in student and staff exchange projects with universities within the European Union, Australia and Canada, and is currently engaged in close collaboration with several universities from Eastern Europe and other non-EU countries. Moreover the University participates in many research projects at national and international level. The present number of students enrolled at the University is approximate 17,000. Wikipedia.


Franceschet M.,University of Udine
Journal of Informetrics | Year: 2010

We performed a thorough comparison of four main indicators of journal influence, namely 2-year impact factor, 5-year impact factor, eigenfactor and article influence. These indicators have been recently added by Thomson Reuters to the Journal Citation Reports, in both science and social science editions, and are thus available for study and comparison over a sample of significative size. We find that the distribution associated with the eigenfactor largely differs from the distribution of the other surveyed measures in terms of deviation from the mean, concentration, entropy, and skewness. Moreover, it is the one that best fits to the lognormal theoretical model. Surprisingly, the eigenfactor is also the most variable indicator when computed across different fields of science and social science, while article influence is the most stable in this respect, and hence the most suitable metric to be used interdisciplinarily. Finally, the journal rankings provided by impact factors and article influence are relatively similar and diverge from the one produced by eigenfactor, which is closer to that given by the total number of received citations. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. Source


Franceschet M.,University of Udine
Communications of the ACM | Year: 2011

The roots of Google's PageRank can be traced back to several early, and equally remarkable, ranking techniques. © 2011 ACM. Source


The invention relates to the use of 20-(4-carboxyphenyl)-2,13-dimethyl-3,12-diethyl-[22] pentaphyrine as antibacterial agent in photodynamic treatment. This expanded porphyrin derivatized in position 4 with a carboxyphenyl group proved very active after photo-oxidation both against


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University of Udine and University of Bologna | Date: 2013-08-29

A new and distinct


The use for the serum quantification of the cytokine B-Lymphocyte Stimulator (BLyS) for the evaluation of the risk of immunization and transfusion reactions after blood transfusion, and for the monitoring of patients undergoing blood transfusion or re-transfusion in a patient that includes an initial step of taking a sample of blood from the patient, a step of analyzing the blood sample to determine the concentration of cytokine BLyS, a step of comparing the BLyS levels determined in the previous step and one or more reference values of concentration of cytokine BLyS, a step of identifying a significant deviation between the determined concentration of cytokine BLyS and the reference values of concentration of cytokine BLyS indicated in the previous step and a step of assigning a risk and/or therapeutic effectiveness with respect to the immune-mediated transfusion reactions mentioned above, based on the previous steps.

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