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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
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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
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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
51 downloads
231 views

Since the development of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), various types of hiPSC-derived cells have been established for regenerative medicine and drug development. Neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) derived from hiPSCs (hiPSC-NSPCs) have shown...

["Neuroscience","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4187
57 downloads
156 views

Background Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) offer immense potential as a source for regenerative therapies. The teratoma assay is widely used in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, but the cell composition of teratoma is still elusive. Methods We utilized...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4177
68 downloads
700 views

The studies of insects from archaeological contexts can provide an important supplement of information to reconstruct past events, climate and environments. Furthermore, the list of the species present in an area in the past allows the reconstruction of the entomofauna...

["Entomology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4176
67 downloads
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Background Hundreds of millions of domestic carnivores worldwide have diverse positive affiliations with humans, but can provoke serious socio-ecological impacts when free-roaming. Unconfined dogs (Canis familiaris) and cats (Felis catus) interact with wildlife...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Biosphere Interactions","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4124
67 downloads
1,079 views

The nanoparticle as a cancer drug delivery vehicle is rapidly under investigation due to its promising applicability as a novel drug delivery system for anticancer agents. This study describes the development, characterization and toxicity studies of a nanostructured...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3916
137 downloads
728 views

Background Until recently, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae were rarely identified in Australia. Following an increase in the number of incident cases across the state of Victoria, we undertook a real-time combined genomic...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4210
52 downloads
630 views

Background Efficient communication requires that signals are well transmitted and perceived in a given environment. Natural selection therefore drives the evolution of different signals in different environments. In addition, environmental heterogeneity at small...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4209
46 downloads
181 views

Background The release of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) induced by inflammatory signals acts as a cellular alarmin to trigger a chain of inflammatory responses. Although the inflammatory actions of HMGB1 are well studied, less is known about the therapeutic...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4208
57 downloads
431 views

The introduction of antibiotics for both medical and non-medical purposes has had a positive effect on human welfare and agricultural output in the past century. However, there is also an important ecological legacy regarding the use of antibiotics and the consequences...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Health Policy","Public Health","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4197
179 downloads
553 views

Cherries are fruits containing fiber and bioactive compounds (e.g., polyphenolics) with the potential of helping patients with diabetes and weight disorders, a phenomenon likely related to changes in the complex host-microbiota milieu. The objective of this study...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4195
64 downloads
505 views

Social learning provides an effective route to gaining up-to-date information, particularly when information is costly to obtain asocially. Theoretical work predicts that the willingness to switch between using asocial and social sources of information will vary...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4190
51 downloads
152 views

Resistance strategies of clonal organs, and parent and offspring shoots of Phragmites australis (common reed) to heavy metal pollution in soils are not well known. To clarify the tolerance or resistance strategies in reeds, we conducted a pot experiment with five...

["Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4188

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