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Background In the ocean, the variability of environmental conditions found along depth gradients exposes populations to contrasting levels of perturbation, which can be reflected in the overall patterns of species genetic diversity. At shallow sites, resource availability...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6794
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Background A recent study concluded that most findings reported as significant in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery are not “robust” when evaluated with the Fragility Index (FI). A secondary analysis of data from a previous study was performed to investigate...

["Orthopedics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6813
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Background Cities face rapid changes leading to increasing inequalities and emerging public health issues that require cost-effective interventions. The urban exposome concept refers to the continuous monitoring of urban environmental and health indicators using...

["Epidemiology","Public Health","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6851
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Neuroimaging, in addition to many other fields of clinical research, is both time-consuming and expensive, and recruitable patients can be scarce. These constraints limit the possibility of large-sample experimental designs, and often lead to statistically underpowered...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6918
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As a traditional pillar industry in China, the textile industry has been intensifying the pressure of the water resource load and its reduction of water environment emissions over the years. Decoupling water resource consumption and wastewater discharge require...

["Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6937
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Leguminosae is an economically important family that contains a large number of medicinal plants, many of which are widely used in African traditional medicine. Angola holds a great socio-cultural diversity and is one of the richest floristic regions of the world,...

["Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6736
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Glässer’s disease (GD) is an important infectious disease of swine caused by Haemophilus (Glaesserella) parasuis. Vaccination with inactivated whole cell vaccines is the major approach for prevention of H. parasuis infection worldwide, but the immunity induced...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6817
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Background Exfoliative glaucoma (XFG) is typically classified as a high-pressure type of secondary open-angle glaucoma that develops as a consequence of exfoliation syndrome (XFS). Exfoliation syndrome is an age-related, generalized disorder of the extracellular...

["Clinical Trials","Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6920
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Background Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate endometrial secretion and uterine volume. However, there is little research on the role of lncRNAs in the uterus of Small Tail Han sheep (FecB++). Herein, RNA-seq was used to comparatively analyze gene expression...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6938
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The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, is a major agricultural pest of post-harvest products and stored grain. Control of T. castaneum in stored products and grain is primarily by fumigants and sprays, but insecticide resistance is a major problem, and new...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6946
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Background Normal epithelial cells rapidly undergo apoptosis as soon as they lose contact with the extracellular matrix (ECM), which is termed as anoikis. However, cancer cells tend to develop a resistance mechanism to anoikis. This acquired ability is termed as...

["Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6978
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Simulated data are invaluable for assessing a computational method’s ability to distinguish signal from noise. Although many biological systems show rhythmicity, there is no general-purpose tool to simulate large-scale, rhythmic data. Here we present Simphony,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6985
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Worn teeth pose a major limitation to researchers in the fields of extinct and extant hominoid systematics because they lack clearly identifiable anatomical landmarks needed to take measurements on the crown enamel surface and are typically discarded from a study....

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6990
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have multipotential differentiation and self-renewal potential, are possible cells for tissue engineering. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) can be produced by MSCs in an inactive form, and the activation of TGFβ1 functions...

["Dentistry","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6993
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Community decline is often linked to anthropogenic activities. Coral reef declines, for example, have been linked to overfishing and climate change, but impacts of coastal development, pollution, and tourism have received increasing attention. Here, we isolated...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7010

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