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This report shares the experience during selection, implementation and maintenance phases of an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) in a public private partnership project and comment on user feedback. In particular, we address which time constraints for roll-out...

["Computer Education","Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2325v1

The ostrich is a highly cursorial bipedal land animal with a permanently elevated metatarsophalangeal joint supported by only two toes. Although locomotor kinematics in walking and running ostriches have been examined, these studies have been largely limited to...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2324v1

Myelin is a critical component of the nervous system and a major contributor to contrast in Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. However the precise contribution of myelination to multiple MR modalities is still under debate. The cuprizone mouse is a well established...

["Neuroscience","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2323v1
265 downloads
407 views

Challenging disposal problems are associated with plastics use due to its poor biodegrability and emissions of hazardous chemicals during incineration. Poly-β-hydroxybutyric acids (PHB), a lipid based storage polymer in bacteria, is biodegradable, biorenewable...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.534v5
532 downloads
277 views

Background: The dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease and a regular epidemic in Thailand. The peak of the dengue epidemic period is around June to August during the rainy season. It is believed that the climate is an important factor for dengue transmission.Method:...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.756v3
5 downloads
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The objective of this study is to find the correlation between climate factors and dengue incidence rate in Bangkok and Singapore during 2009-2015. Spearman's rank correlation tests with time-lag are performed to investigate the overall correlation between dengue...

["Environmental Sciences","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2322v1
18 downloads
115 views

The "Angiosperm Phylogeny Poster – Flowering Plant Systematics" is an educational tool presenting an overview of the evolutionary relationships among flowering plants according to APG IV and APweb as of 2016. The phylogenetic tree depicts the 64 orders and the...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2320v1
2 downloads
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A recent meta-analysis emphasises that meditation can improve attention in healthy adults (Sedlmeier et al., 2012). The findings of a study by Cahn and Polich (2009) suggests that there is an effect of a meditative state on three event-related potential (ERP) brain...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2318v1
80 downloads
316 views

Bacteria surface charge mediates important cell-environment and microbe-host interactions, and its accurate and precise measurement by microelectrophoresis requires removing metabolites adhered to the cell surface - where repeated centrifugation and washing by...

["Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.91v4
8 downloads
97 views

Surrogate host models have been employed to study bacterial virulence mechanisms of important human pathogens. Particularly, zebrafish (Danio rerio) has been used to determine the role of vertebrate innate immunity during bacterial infections. The easy-to-obtain...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2319v1
8 downloads
112 views

Dormancy is a general microbial life-history trait that leads to the emergence of seed banks across diverse ecosystems. While the primary forces driving seed banks include macroscale factors like resource supply, the importance of microscale factors such as individual...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2321v1
3 downloads
104 views

Understanding the distribution of taxa and associated traits across different environments is one of the central questions in microbial ecology. High-throughput sequencing (HTS) studies are presently generating huge volumes of data to address this biogeographical...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2317v1
238 downloads
537 views

Since the 1900s, dinosaur fossils have been discovered from Jurassic to Cretaceous age strata, from all across the prairie provinces of Canada and the Western United States, yet little material is known from the outer provinces and territories. In British Columbia,...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1369v3
7 downloads
127 views

The Atlantic Forest is one of the most import biodiversity hotspots in the world, nevertheless, its 20,000 plant species are poorly characterized genetically, what could undermine conservational efforts and bioprospection of natural products. We used a genome reduction...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2316v1
51,224 downloads
77,656 views

Biases against women in the workplace have been documented in a variety of studies. This paper presents the largest study to date on gender bias, where we compare acceptance rates of contributions from men versus women in an open source software community. Surprisingly,...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Social Computing","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1733v2
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