Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background In basketball a maximum accuracy at every game intensity is required while shooting. The aim of the present study was to investigate the acute effect of three different drill intensity simulation protocols on jump shot accuracy in expert and junior basketball...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4250
173 downloads
1,064 views

Dinosaurs and their close relatives grew to sizes larger than any other terrestrial animal in the history of life on Earth, and many enormous dinosaurs (e.g., Diplodocus, Spinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus) have accessory intervertebral articulations that have been suggested...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4235
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Background Although several studies have identified risk factors for high blood pressure (BP), data from Afro-Caribbean populations are limited. Additionally, less is known about how putative risk factors operate in young adults and how social factors influence...

["Cardiology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Internal Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4385
19 downloads
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Background Sampling bias, like survey participants’ nonresponse, needs to be adequately addressed in the analysis of sampling designs. Often survey weights will be calibrated on specific covariates related to the probability of selection and nonresponse to get...

["Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4376
406 downloads
2,828 views

Despite growing interest in Open Access (OA) to scholarly literature, there is an unmet need for large-scale, up-to-date, and reproducible studies assessing the prevalence and characteristics of OA. We address this need using oaDOI, an open online service that...

["Legal Issues","Science Policy","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4375
146 downloads
1,155 views

Aetosauria is a clade of heavily armored, quadrupedal omnivorous to herbivorous archosaurs known from the Late Triassic across what was the supercontinent of Pangea. Their abundance in many deposits relative to the paucity of other Triassic herbivores indicates...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4368
31 downloads
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Digital photographs taken under controlled conditions were used to examine the incidence of linear enamel hypoplasia defects (LEHs) in burials from the Buckeye Knoll archaeological site (41VT98 Victoria county, Texas), which spans the Early to Late Archaic Period...

["Anthropology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4367
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Excluding grazers is one of most efficient ways to restore degraded grasslands in desert-steppe communities, but may negatively affect the recovery of plant species diversity. However, diversity differences between grazed and fenced grasslands in desert-steppe...

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4359
111 downloads
588 views

Trachemys (Testudines: Emydidae) represents one of the most well-known turtle genera today. The evolution of Trachemys, while being heavily documented with fossil representatives, is not well understood. Numerous fossils from the late Hemphillian Gray Fossil Site...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4338
23 downloads
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Osmolytes and macromolecular crowders have the potential to influence the stability of secondary structure motifs and alter preferences for conserved nucleic acid sequences in vivo. To further understand the cellular function of RNA we observed the effects of a...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4236
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Background Glycine air polishing has been proved to be safe, comfortable and time-saving. Whether it could substitute ultrasonic scaling to remove dental plaque biofilm during periodontal maintenance remains unclear. The purposes of this study were to evaluate...

["Microbiology","Clinical Trials","Dentistry","Drugs and Devices","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4371
37 downloads
318 views

Elucidating the genetic basis of fitness-related traits is a major goal of molecular ecology. Traits subject to sexual selection are particularly interesting, as non-random mate choice should deplete genetic variation and thereby their evolutionary benefits. We...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4364
26 downloads
197 views

Objectives We aimed to evaluate the global scientific output of gene research of myocardial infarction and explore their hotspots and frontiers from 2001 to 2015, using bibliometric methods. Methods Articles about the gene research of myocardial infarction between...

["Genetics","Cardiology","Statistics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4354
38 downloads
197 views

Introduction The treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has drastically improved the outcome of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. This study was conducted to examine the risk of secondary cancers (SCs) in the CML patients who were diagnosed and...

["Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4342
24 downloads
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Liver fibrosis is a disease that causes high morbidity and has become a major health problem. Liver fibrosis can lead to the end stage of liver diseases (livercirrhosisand hepatocellularcarcinoma). Currently, liver transplantation is the only effective treatment...

["Cell Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4336

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