Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Excessive intake of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) is a preventable cause of death. While some countries have implemented a tax on SSBs, other countries, such as New Zealand, rely on industry self-regulation and individual responsibility, such as referring...

["Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5821
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Background Material presented at conferences is meant to provide exposure to ongoing research that could affect medical decision making based on future outcomes. It is important then to evaluate the rates of publication from conference presentations as a measure...

["Radiology and Medical Imaging","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5817
21 downloads
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Insect pollinators provide an essential ecosystem service by transferring pollen to crops and native vegetation. The extent to which pollinator communities vary both spatially and temporally has important implications for ecology, conservation and agricultural...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5806
35 downloads
346 views

Biological control, a globally-important ecosystem service, can provide long-term and broad-scale suppression of invasive pests, weeds and pathogens in natural, urban and agricultural environments. Following (few) historic cases that led to sizeable environmental...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5796
14 downloads
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The experiment was conducted to determine the effects of graded dietary selenium (Se) on organ weight and Se concentrations in tissues and to develop equations for estimating dietary Se intake in pigs. Sixteen barrows (initial body weight = 30.0 ± 2.6) were allotted...

["Agricultural Science","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5791
15 downloads
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Background The proportion of overweight and obese people has increased tremendously in a short period, culminating in a worldwide trend of obesity that is reaching epidemic proportions. Overweight and obesity are serious issues, especially with regard to children....

["Public Health","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5764
22 downloads
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Cloud forests are one of the most endangered ecosystems in the Americas, as well as one of the richest in biological diversity in the world. The species inhabiting these forests are susceptible to environmental changes and characterized by high levels of geographic...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5733
13 downloads
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Background Bayesian networks are directed acyclic graphical models widely used to represent the probabilistic relationships between random variables. They have been applied in various biological contexts, including gene regulatory networks and protein–protein interactions...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5692
18 downloads
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Dramatic increases in data produced by next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies demand data compression tools for saving storage space. However, effective and efficient data compression for genome sequencing data has remained an unresolved challenge in NGS...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5611
19 downloads
166 views

Captive populations are considered a key component of ex situ conservation programs. Research on multiple taxa has shown the differential success of maintaining demographic versus genetic stability and viability in captive populations. In typical captive populations,...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5803
61 downloads
582 views

The recognition of the group Archaea as a major branch of the tree of life (ToL) prompted a new view of the evolution of biodiversity. The genomic representation of archaeal biodiversity has since significantly increased. In addition, advances in phylogenetic modeling...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5770
24 downloads
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Background In humans, the thumb plays a crucial role in producing finger opposition movements. These movements form the basis of several activities of the hand. Hence these movements have been used to study phenomena like prehension, motor control, motor learning,...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5763
18 downloads
137 views

Background Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure has adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. This study aimed to determine the effects of SHS on the cardiovascular disease biomarkers, namely the metabolic, inflammatory, and oxidative stress markers in healthy adult...

["Pharmacology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5758
30 downloads
164 views

As one of the non-selective cation channel gene families, the cyclic nucleotide-gated channel (CNGC) gene family plays a vital role in plant physiological processes that are related to signal pathways, plant development, and environmental stresses. However, genome-wide...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5816
27 downloads
1,407 views

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), two late onset neurodegenerative diseases, have been shown to share overlapping cellular pathologies and genetic origins. Studies suggest that a hexanucleotide repeat expansion in the first...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5815

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