Publications

Toward a Molecular Approach to Chronotype Assessment

Biscontin A, Zarantonello L, Russo A, Costa R, Montagnese R J Biol Rhythms The aim of the present study was to develop a Polygenic Score-based model for molecular chronotype assessment. Questionnaire-based phenotypical chronotype assessment was used as a reference. In total, 54 extremely morning/morning (MM/M; 35 females, 39.7 ± 3.8 years) and 44 extremely evening/evening […]

A Circadian Hygiene Education Initiative Covering the Pre-pandemic and Pandemic Period Resulted in Earlier Get-Up Times in Italian University Students: An Ecological Study

Montagnese S, Zarantonello L, Formentin C, Giusti G, Mangini C, Isherwood CM, Ferrari P, Paoli A, Mapelli D, Rizzuto R, Toppo S, Skene DJ, Vettor R, Costa R Front Neurosci The aims of the present study were to obtain sleep quality and sleep timing information in a group of university students and to evaluate the […]

Ancestral genomic contributions to complex traits in contemporary Europeans

Marnetto D, Pankratov  V, Mondal M, Montinaro F, Pärna K, Vallini L, Molinaro L, Saag L, Loog L, Montagnese S, Costa R, Estonian Biobank Research Team, Metspalu M, Eriksson A, Pagani L Current Biology The contemporary European genetic makeup formed in the last 8,000 years when local Western Hunter-Gatherers (WHGs) mixed with incoming Anatolian Neolithic […]

Editorial: Entrainment of Biological Rhythms

Costa R, Kyriacou C Front Physiol Circadian rhythms are ubiquitous and are observed in nearly all organisms that have been studied which inhabit our planet. These include animals, plants, fungi as well as some bacteria. These endogenous clocks will tick along nicely with an approximately 24 h period in constant conditions because they are generated […]

New Therapies of Liver Diseases: Hepatic Encephalopathy

Mangini C, Montagnese S J Clin Med Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a common complication of advanced liver disease which has profound implications in terms of the patients’ ability to fulfil their family and social roles, to drive and to provide for themselves. Recurrent and persistent HE is still a serious management challenge, translating into a […]