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The production of recombinant proteins such as the fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) is the key to establishing their function in cell communication. The production of recombinant FGFs in E. coli is limited, however, due to expression and solubility problems. HaloTag...

["Biochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1060
36 downloads
272 views

Understanding the role of predators in food webs can be challenging in highly diverse predator/prey systems composed of small cryptic species. DNA based dietary analysis can supplement predator removal experiments and provide high resolution for prey identification....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1047
19 downloads
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The relationship between clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry has placed clinical trials in jeopardy. According to the medical literature, more than 70% of clinical trials are industry-funded. Many of these trials remain unpublished or have methodological...

["Clinical Trials","Global Health","Public Health","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1015
36 downloads
184 views

The aim of our study was to examine the effects of 12-month therapy with recombinant growth hormone (rGH) on the blood antioxidant system in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). Total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of plasma was measured by FRAP (ferric reducing...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1055
6 downloads
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Objective. Chronic nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) increases the risk of relapse while Rituximab (RTX) is an effective agent for inducing and maintaining remission in patients with Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). We investigated whether B cell...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1051
21 downloads
181 views

The present study evaluated the level of support and satisfaction among parents of stillborn babies in Australian hospitals. One-hundred and eighty-nine mothers and fathers completed an online survey designed by the researcher based on the guidelines designed by...

["Health Policy","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1049
11 downloads
131 views

The family plays a central role in the development of health-related behaviors among youth. The objective of this study was to determine whether non-traditional parental structure and shared custody arrangements predict how much time youth spend watching television,...

["Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1048
11 downloads
178 views

Cryopreservation is beset with the challenge of protocol alignment across a wide range of cell types and process variables. By taking a cross-sectional assessment of previously published cryopreservation data (sample means and standard errors) as preliminary meta-data,...

["Bioengineering","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1039
24 downloads
217 views

There has been initial evidence to support the Dysexecutive Luck hypothesis, which proposes that beliefs in being unlucky are associated with deficits in executive functioning (Maltby et al., 2013). The present study tested the Dysexecutive Luck hypothesis by examining...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1007
29 downloads
450 views

Summary. Pylogeny is a cross-platform library for the Python programming language that provides an object-oriented application programming interface for phylogenetic heuristic searches. Its primary function is to permit both heuristic search and analysis of the...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.9
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439 views

Seagrass meadows globally are disappearing at a rapid rate with physical disturbances being one of the major drivers of this habitat loss. Disturbance of seagrass can lead to fragmentation, a reduction in shoot density, canopy height and coverage, and potentially...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1053
229 downloads
3,724 views

The land planarian Platydemus manokwari de Beauchamp, 1963 or “New Guinea flatworm” is a highly invasive species, mainly in the Pacific area, and recently in Europe (France). We report specimens from six additional countries and territories: New Caledonia (including...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1037
40 downloads
387 views

Objectives. We aimed to assess if Caesarean section is a risk factor for overnutrition in early- and late-childhood, and to assess the magnitude of the effect of child- versus family-related variables in these risk estimates.Methods. Longitudinal data from Peruvian...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Nutrition","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1046
25 downloads
109 views

Maintaining ecological integrity necessitates a proactive approach of identifying and acquiring lands to conserve unfragmented landscapes, as well as evaluating existing mitigation strategies to increase connectivity in fragmented landscapes. The increased use...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1045
56 downloads
342 views

Triassic vertebrate tracks are known from the beginning of the 19th century and have a worldwide distribution. Several Triassic track ichnoassemblages and ichnotaxa have a restricted stratigraphic range and are useful in biochronology and biostratigraphy. The record...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1044

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