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Several competing aetiologies of developmental dyslexia suggest that the problems with acquiring literacy skills are causally entailed by low-level auditory and/or speech perception processes. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diverging claims about...

["Biophysics","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.837
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Protein phosphorylation is one of the most important protein post-translational modifications and plays a role in numerous cellular processes including recognition, signaling and degradation. It can be studied experimentally by various methodologies, like employing...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.916v1
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Bacterial populations present in Hg-rich environments have evolved biological mechanisms to detoxify methylmercury and other organometallic mercury compounds. The most common resistance mechanism relies on the H+-assisted cleavage of the Hg-C bond of methylmercury...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.909v1
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Valveless, tubular pumps are widespread in the animal kingdom, but the mechanism by which these pumps generate fluid flow are often in dispute. Where the pumping mechanism of many organs was once described as peristalsis, other mechanisms, such as dynamic suction...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Developmental Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.906v1
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Many animals, including fish, can utilize both vision and the chemical senses in intra-specific communication. However, the relative influence of these sensory modalities on behavioral and physiological responses in social interactions is not well understood. The...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.880v1
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Noroviruses are positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses. They encode an NS6 protease that cleaves a viral polyprotein at specific sites to produce mature viral proteins. In an earlier study we obtained crystals of murine norovirus (MNV) NS6 protease in which...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.798
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Mercury (Hg) is a bioaccumulating trace metal that globally circulates the atmosphere and waters in its elemental, inorganic and organic chemical forms. While Hg represents a notorious neurotoxicant, the underlying cellular pathways are insufficiently understood....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.754
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We report a method to cause cell death by remotely heating microparticles by induction heating, this technique could be used to remove vascular deposits and thrombosis. In this preliminary work, we used micrometer size spherical (ferromagnetic) particles and (pure)...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Drugs and Devices","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.815v1
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Introduction. It is well known that resolution on a gamma camera varies as a function of distance, scatter and the camera’s characteristics (collimator type, crystal thickness, intrinsic resolution etc). Manufacturers frequently provide only a few pre-calculated...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.722
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Concurrent decision-making model (CDM) of interaction networks with more than two antagonistic components represents various biological systems, such as gene interaction, species competition and mental cognition. The CDM model assumes sigmoid kinetics where every...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.382v3
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Mercury (Hg) is a bioaccumulating trace metal that globally circulates the atmosphere and waters in its elemental, inorganic and organic chemical forms. While Hg represents a notorious neurotoxicant, the underlying cellular pathways are insufficiently understood....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.801v1
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This thesis describes the work that has been carried out in connection with my Masters at the University of Copenhagen. This work has led to new dispersion and hydrogen bond corrections to the PM6 method, PM6-D3H+, and its implementation in the GAMESS program....

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Drugs and Devices","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.799v1
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In this preliminary effort, we use a commercially available and chemically modified tube to selectively capture circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from the blood stream by immobilizing human anti-EpCAM antibodies on the tube's interior surface. We describe the steps...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Drugs and Devices"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.793v1
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We examine the possible role of 'noise' as a control signal for large-scale cognitive biological phenomena that recruit simpler cognitive modules into temporary, dynamic working coalitions. Noise color, as well as magnitude, may convey essential control information,...

["Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.774v1
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Background. Integration of reductionist and holistic approaches is one of the great challenges for mathematical modeling. Mathematical models of complex systems are divided into black-box, white-box and grey-box types. A black-box model is completely nonmechanistic...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.762v1

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