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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.1111v2
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After a 40-year hiatus, the question of whether psychedelics can increase creativity is being asked with renewed vigor. This article critically reviews the conceptual issues of studying psychedelic-induced creativity by summarizing the limited evidence on the question...

["Pharmacology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1202v1
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In this communication a representation of the links between DNA-relatives based on Graph Theory is applied to the analysis of personal genomic data to obtain genealogical information. The method is tested on real data and discussed its applicability to the field...

["Computational Biology","Artificial Intelligence","Visual Analytics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1201v1
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The intent of high test coverage is to ensure that the dark nooks and crannies of code are exercised and tested. In a language like Python this is especially important as syntax errors can lurk in unevaluated blocks, only to be discovered once they are finally...

["Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1138v2
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Background: Achievement motive is defined as the intention to achieve one's goals. It is an important consideration in rehabilitation. However, previous studies have not demonstrated the causal relationship between achievement motive and a more enhanced quality...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1200v1
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The demographic characteristics of an amphibian population fluctuate independently over time, mainly in response to the temporal variation of environmental factors, especially precipitation and temperature. These temporal fluctuations may contribute to the effective...

["Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1199v1
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Background: A common research goal in transcriptome projects is to find genes that are differentially expressed in different phenotype classes. Biologists might wish to validate such gene candidates experimentally or use them for downstream systems biology analysis....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1198v1
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Pawns is a programming language under development that supports algebraic data types, polymorphism, higher order functions and "pure" declarative programming. It also supports impure imperative features including destructive update of shared data structures via...

["Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.907v2
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It is commonly believed that vision is impaired during saccadic eye movements. However, here we report that some visual stimuli are clearly visible during saccades, and trigger a constriction of the eye's pupil. Participants viewed sinusoid gratings that changed...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.957v2
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The Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) (GRD) is classified as one of the most endangered of all cetaceans in the world and the second scarcest freshwater cetacean. The population is estimated to be less than 2,000 individuals. In Nepal’s Narayani,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1197v1
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We observed premature feather loss (PFL) among common terns Sterna hirundo at a small colony in northern Lake Ontario, Canada in July 2014. This condition is characterized by affected chicks losing all their wing, tail, head and body feathers several weeks after...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Virology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1196v1
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This paper describes how scholars in Chinese Interpreting Studies (CIS) interact with each other and form discrete circles of influence. It also discusses what it means to be an influential scholar in the community and the relationship between an author’s choice...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Digital Libraries","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.941v2
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The evolution and maintenance of honest or reliable signaling has been a major question in evolutionary biology. The question is especially puzzling for a particular class of signals used in aggressive interactions: threat signals. Here we report a study on song...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1195v1
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Irrigation in desert ecosystems can either reduce or increase species diversity. Groundwater pumping often lowers water tables and reduces natural wetlands, while canal irrigation often creates mesic habitat, resulting in great increases in avian diversity from...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1194v1
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Automatic music transcription is a difficult task that has provoked extensive research on transcription systems that are predominantly general purpose, processing any number or type of instruments sounding simultaneously. This paper presents a polyphonic transcription...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1193v1

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