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Background. Social marketing influences behaviors to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and society, and this approach could be used in the field of public health for the prevention and control Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). NTDs are diseases...

["Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3350v1
4 downloads
21 views

Background: Liver pathology in cats represents a frequent clinical condition occurring in animals of any age. Dietary supplementation with hepatoprotective and antioxidant products could represent a beneficial strategy to prevent and treat these disorders. We evaluated...

["Veterinary Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3349v1
16 downloads
72 views

The immune system protects a host from foreign pathogens. In rare cases, the immune system can attack the cells of the host organism causing autoimmune diseases. We outline a computational framework that combines bioinformatics and network analysis with an emerging...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3217v3
514 downloads
662 views

Choosing a model with too few parameters can involve making unrealistically simple assumptions and lead to high bias, poor prediction, and missed opportunities for insight. Such models are not flexible enough to describe the sample or the population well. A model...

["Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1103v3
8 downloads
279 views

To satisfy the high timber demands of human society, forest plantations, especially with fast growing species like pines and eucalypts, are increasing worldwide. In some European countries, the number of wildfires has been augmenting since the second half of the...

["Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3348v1
383 downloads
523 views

Pattern recognition is commonly used for identifying an unknown entity from a set of known objects curated in a database, and find use in various applications such as fingerprint matching and microbial identification. Mass spectrometry is increasingly used in identifying...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.580v3
71 downloads
1,626 views

Abstract Introduction Personality traits differ significantly between professionals, and the biomedical field is no exception. However, whether specific clusters of personality traits are indeed typical for biomedical scientists is unknown. This can be of particular...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3347v1
7 downloads
64 views

Ecological niche modeling (ENM) is increasingly being used in studying the relationship between species distributions and environmental conditions. The development of ENM software/algorithms is heading toward open-source programming, for the advantage of efficiency...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Zoology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3346v1
3 downloads
17 views

The conditional mutual information \(I(X;Y|Z)\) measures the average information that X and Y contain about each other given Z. This is an important primitive in many learning problems including conditional independence testing, graphical model inference, causal...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3345v1
9 downloads
77 views

Nowadays Mobile phones are becoming more popular in our daily lives. Mobile technology has a great effect on human life. Our daily tasks are dependent on mobile devices. Memory Management (MM), Security and Performance plays an important role in every handheld...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3344v1
7 downloads
165 views

Current research posits that all multicellular organisms live in symbioses with associated microorganisms and form so-called metaorganisms or holobionts. Cnidarian metaorganisms are of specific interest given that stony corals provide the foundation of the globally...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3343v1
10 downloads
73 views

Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are the two main microsporidian parasites causing nosematosis in honey bee Apis mellifera. The object of the present study is to investigate the presence of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in the Bulgarian honey bee. The 16S (SSU)...

["Entomology","Genetics","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3342v1
4,223 downloads
24,960 views

The website Sci-Hub provides access to scholarly literature via full text PDF downloads. The site enables users to access articles that would otherwise be paywalled. Since its creation in 2011, Sci-Hub has grown rapidly in popularity. However, until now, the extent...

["Bioinformatics","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3100v2
4 downloads
26 views

We present a linear time-varying Luenberger observer (LTVLO) using compartmental models to estimate the unmeasurable states in patients with type 1 diabetes. The LTVLO proposed is based on the linearization in an operation point of the virtual patient (VP), where...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Theory and Formal Methods"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3341v1
8 downloads
64 views

In daily life we are often forced to choose between the “lesser of two evils,” yet there remains limited understanding of how the brain encodes choices between aversive stimuli, particularly choices involving hypothetical futures. We tested how choice framing affects...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3340v1
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