Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Salvia officinalis (sage) is a native plant to the Mediterranean region and has been used for a long time in traditional medicine for various diseases. We investigated possible anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity effects of sage methanol...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Nutrition","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4166
190 downloads
2,515 views

Decades of collecting from exposures of the Upper Cretaceous Tombigbee Sand Member of the Eutaw Formation and Mooreville Chalk in Alabama, USA has produced large numbers of isolated Cretalamna (sensu stricto) teeth. Many of these teeth had formerly been assigned...

["Biodiversity","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4229
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The global expansion of energy demands combined with abundant rainfall, large water volumes and high flow in tropical rivers have led to an unprecedented expansion of dam constructions in the Amazon. This expansion generates an urgent need for refined approaches...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4228
76 downloads
479 views

Background Few studies of edge effects on wildlife objectively identify habitat edges or explore non-linear responses. In this paper, we build on ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) research that has begun to address these domains by using triangulation wombling...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4226
39 downloads
252 views

Ontogeny reversal, as seen in some cnidarians, is an unprecedented phenomenon in the animal kingdom involving reversal of the ordinary life cycle. Three species of Turritopsis have been shown to be capable of inverted metamorphosis, a process in which the pelagic...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4225
40 downloads
355 views

Background It has been suggested that failure to establish cerebral lateralisation may be related to developmental language disorder (DLD). There has been weak support for any link with handedness, but more consistent reports of associations with functional brain...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4217
123 downloads
1,352 views

A changing microbiome has been linked to biological aging in mice and humans, suggesting a possible role of gut flora in pathogenic aging phenotypes. Many bat species have exceptional longevity given their body size and some can live up to ten times longer than...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4174
49 downloads
306 views

Mushrooms are recognized as one of the main contributors to internal radiation exposure from the activity concentration of radiocesium released by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (CNNP). We evaluated the activity concentrations of the artificial...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Environmental Sciences","Mycology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4222
45 downloads
273 views

Background Toll like receptors (TLRs) are an important and evolutionary conserved class of pattern recognition receptors associated with innate immunity. The recognition of Gram-positive cell wall constituents strongly depends on TLR2. In order to be functional,...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Immunology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4212
49 downloads
434 views

Ebola virus, a negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus, causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever and has a high mortality rate. Histopathological and immunopathological analyses of Ebola virus have revealed that histopathological changes in skin tissue are associated...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4138
184 downloads
8,646 views

An unusual, but common, aversion to images with clusters of holes is known as trypophobia. Recent research suggests that trypophobic reactions are caused by visual spectral properties also present in aversive images of evolutionary threatening animals (e.g., snakes...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4185
61 downloads
186 views

Background Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), which is characterized by an increased presence of thyroid autoantibodies (TAbs), such as antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (TPOAbs) and antibodies against thyroglobulin (TgAbs), has been reported to be associated...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Immunology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4216
164 downloads
3,327 views

Bird collisions with windows are an important conservation concern. Efficient mitigation efforts should prioritize retrofitting sections of glass exhibiting the highest mortality of birds. Most collision studies, however, record location meta-data at a spatial...

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4215
55 downloads
295 views

Von Bertalanffy proposed the differential equation m′(t) = p × m(t)a − q × m(t) for the description of the mass growth of animals as a function m(t) of time t. He suggested that the solution using the metabolic scaling exponent a = 2/3 (Von Bertalanffy growth function...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4205
71 downloads
295 views

Current global changes are putting both biodiversity and the processes that depend on it at risk. This is especially true for semi-arid regions and the flagship groups that inhabit them, such as amphibians and reptiles. Semi-arid regions are often thought to have...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4202

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