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From etiologic, clinical or public health perspectives, differences in psychosocial stress responses remain a huge scientific and medical challenge. We address the customization of psychosocial stress responses in humans by considering our dual character of independent...

["Evolutionary Studies","Epidemiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1116v1

Human serum albumin (HSA) is the most abundant protein in blood and has a 19-day in vivo half-life, the longest human blood protein. HSA has also been extensively studied as a drug carrier in a wide variety of clinical applications. HSA-binding, compared with HSA-fusion,...

["Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1115v1
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Introduction: The etiology of denial of pregnancy remains poorly understood. Neither necessary nor sufficient conditions can be synthesized from the risk factors identified from psychological analyses. Furthermore, the involvement of mother-fetus interactions cannot...

["Epidemiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1114v1
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Introduction: The value of tablet computer use in medical education is an area of considerable interest, with preliminary investigations showing that the majority of medical trainees feel that tablet computers added value to the curriculum. This study investigated...

["Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1113v1
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Currently being a highly qualified medical specialist means to be a member of an international medical society. One of the major resources to enter the international medical field is excellent English skills, as the English language has become a lingua franca in...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1112v1
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Background: Diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide, especially in developing countries, as a consequence of urbanization. The use of the Internet and mobile service are increasing as well. The independent use of the Internet and mobile technologies by the patients...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1111v1
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An unusual tetrapod tooth was discovered in the Late Triassic Chinle Formation of southeastern Utah. The tooth was originally thought to belong to Revueltosaurus but further investigations have rejected that hypothesis. In this paper we compare MNA V10668 to other...

["Biodiversity","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1110v1
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As Fish farming (Aquaculture) is the most efficient husbandry method for animal protein production, an assessment of catfish farming in Osogbo and Osun state was undertaken. An assessment was carried out among 53 catfish farmers between January and April, 2013...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1108v1
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Gut-associated microbes of many insects provide a variety of beneficial nutritive functions to their hosts such as the provisioning of essential amino acids (EAAs) to those that feed on diets limited in assimilable nitrogen (i.e., wood). We investigated this function...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1109v1
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Background: As the use of social media creates huge amounts of data, the need for big data analysis has to synthesize the information and determine which actions is generated. Online communication channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc provide a wealth...

["Global Health","Public Health","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1107v1
34 downloads
117 views

Ghost-tree is a bioinformatics tool that integrates sequence data from two genetic markers into a single phylogenetic tree that can be used for diversity analyses. Our approach uses one genetic marker whose sequences can be aligned across organisms spanning divergent...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1106v1
66 downloads
217 views

Bois Noir is a grapevine disease responsible for severe economic losses in wine production. Bois Noir is caused by Candidatus Phytoplasma solani, cell wall-less bacteria belonging to the taxonomic group 16Sr-XII-A. In Germany, they are known to be vectored from...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.732v2
3 downloads
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Pupillometry is a promising method for assessing mental workload and could be helpful in the optimization of systems that involve human-computer interaction. The present study focuses on replicating the pupil diameter study by Ahern (1978) for mental multiplications...

["Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1105v1
271 downloads
370 views

The use of functional traits to explain how biodiversity affects ecosystem functioning has attracted intense interest, yet few studies have a priori altered functional diversity, especially in multitrophic communities. Here, we manipulated multivariate functional...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.540v3
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Discoveries in modern science can take years and involve the contribution of large amounts of data, many people and various tools. Although good scientific practice dictates that findings should be reproducible, in practice there are very few automated tools that...

["Data Science","Databases","Digital Libraries","Emerging Technologies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1102v1

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