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Background. No consensus between guidelines exists regarding neuroimaging in first-episode psychosis. The purpose of this study is to assess anomalies found in structural neuroimaging exams (brain computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) in...

["Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2069
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Background. Neuropeptides are important regulators of physiological processes and behavior. Although they tend to be generally well conserved, recent results using trancriptome sequencing on decapod crustaceans give the impression of significant differences between...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2043
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Cannabidiol (CBD) is currently being investigated as a novel therapeutic for the treatment of CNS disorders like schizophrenia and epilepsy. ABC transporters such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and breast cancer resistance protein (Bcrp) mediate pharmacoresistance in...

["Drugs and Devices","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2081
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The postcranial anatomy of Crocodyliformes has historically been neglected, as most descriptions are based solely on skulls. Yet, the significance of the postcranium in crocodyliforms evolution is reflected in the great lifestyle diversity exhibited by the group,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2075
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As a fundamental dimension of cognition and behavior, time perception has been found to be sensitive to stress. However, how one’s time perception changes with responses to stress is still unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between...

["Cognitive Disorders","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2061
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Background. The main goal of the present study was to explore theta and alpha event-related desynchronization/synchronization (ERD/ERS) activity during shooting performance. We adopted the idiosyncratic framework of the multi-action plan (MAP) model to investigate...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2082
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Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play important role in the innate immune system. TLR15 is reported to have a unique role in defense against pathogens, but its structural and evolution characterizations are still poorly understood. In this study, we identified 57 completed...

["Bioinformatics","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2079
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Mounting evidence suggests that population endpoints in risk assessment are far more accurate than static assessments. Complete demographic toxicity data based on full life tables are eminently useful in predicting population outcomes in many applications because...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2067
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Housing development beyond the urban fringe (i.e., exurban development) is one of the fastest growing forms of land-use change in the United States. Exurban development’s attraction to natural and recreational amenities has raised concerns for conservation and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2039
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Background. Diurnal rhythms of protein synthesis controlled by the biological clock underlie the rhythmic physiology in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. In this study, we conducted a proteome-wide investigation of rhythmic protein accumulation in D. melanogaster....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2080
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Rhamnolipids are biosurfactants with potential for diversified industrial and environmental uses. The present study evaluated three strategies for increasing the production of rhamnolipid-type biosurfactants produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PA1. The influence...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2078
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Postcopulatory sexual selection may favour mechanisms to reduce sperm competition, like physical sperm removal by males. To investigate the origin of sperm removal, I studied the reproductive behaviour and mechanisms of sperm competition in the only living member...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2077
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Background. Massively parallel sequencing technology is being used to sequence highly diverse populations of DNA such as that derived from heterogeneous cell mixtures containing both wild-type and disease-related states. At the core of such molecule tagging techniques...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2074
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Global warming is influencing the biology of the world’s biota. Temperature increases are occurring at a faster pace than that experienced by organisms in their evolutionary histories, limiting the organisms’ response to new conditions. Mechanistic models that...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2072
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Sex expression and floral morphology studies are central to understand breeding behavior and to define the productive potential of plant genotypes. In particular, the new bioenergy crop Jatropha curcas L. has been classified as a monoecious species. Nonetheless,...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2071

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