The Section of Clinical Pathophysiology
The Section of Clinical Pathophysiology consists of a number of research units that investigate many areas of biomedical sciences, e.g. Andrology, Applied Medical Techno-Sciences, Clinical Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Physics, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Laboratory Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Radiotherapy. The expertize of the researchers cover both basic and clinical research. The specific areas of interest include clinical, molecular and genetics aspects of sexual and reproductive medicine, gynaecological endocrinology, pathophysiology and genetics of adrenal diseases and adrenal tumors, endocrine hypertension, electrolyte disorders, endocrine disruptors, biology of the adipose organ, personalized therapy for liver and pancreatic cancer, metabonomics and metagenomics approaches to non-celiac gluten sensitivity, pathophysiology of Crohn’s disease, genomic characterization of single gene disorders and complex traits in paediatric diseases, tumorigenesis in Schwannomatosis, role of renal progenitor cells in kidney diseases, pathophysiology of peripheral and central nervous system diseases, neurosonology, molecular characterization of solid tumors and liquid biopsies, evaluation of low-dose CT for lung cancer screening and of CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening, diagnostic and prognostic role of circulating tumor cells in lung cancer, biomedical and clinical applications of mass spectrometry, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques with ionizing and non-ionizing radiations, radiosensitization of tumors, biochemistry and pharmacology of Tropomyosin Kinase Receptors.