1,805 downloads
3,403 views

Background The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports fundamental and use-inspired research in all disciplines. Peer reviewers assess the proposals submitted to the SNSF. We examined whether the gender of applicants and reviewers and other factors influenced...

["Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27587v3
60 downloads
153 views

Background Cholera, an acute enteric infection, is a serious health challenge in both the underdeveloped and the developing world. It is caused by Vibrio cholerae after ingestion of fecal contaminated food or water. Cholera outbreaks have recently been observed...

["Bioinformatics","Drugs and Devices","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6223
166 downloads
279 views

The observed dynamics of infectious diseases are driven by processes across multiple scales. Here we focus on two: within-host, that is, how an infection progresses inside a single individual (for instance viral and immune dynamics), and between-host, that is,...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7057
134 downloads
172 views

Background Glyphosate is among the most extensively used pesticides worldwide. Following the ongoing highly controversial debate on this compound, its potential impact on non-target organisms is a fundamental scientific issue. In its pure compound form, glyphosate...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7094
56 downloads
241 views

Loss of crop protection products when agricultural spray applications drift has economic and ecological consequences. Modification of the spray solution through tank additives and product formulation is an important drift reduction strategy that could mitigate...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7136
46 downloads
325 views

Next-generation sequencing technologies create large, multiplexed DNA sequences that require preprocessing before any further analysis. Part of this preprocessing includes demultiplexing and trimming sequences. Although there are many existing tools that can handle...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7170
66 downloads
155 views

Background: The WRKY transcription factor family plays critical roles in many aspects of physiological processes and adaption to environment. Although the WRKY genes have been widely studied in various plants, the structure and function of the WRKY family in sugar...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27810v1
1,536 downloads
2,593 views

For many decades, the hyperinflation of subscription prices for scholarly journals have concerned scholarly institutions. After years of fruitless efforts to solve this “serials crisis”, open access has been proposed as the latest potential solution. However, also...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27809v1
77 downloads
166 views

The two-dimensional (2D) Lewis’s law and Aboav-Weaire’s law are two simple formulas derived from empirical observations. Numerous attempts have been made to improve the empirical formulas. In this study, we simulated a series of Voronoi diagrams by randomly disordered...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27797v2
143 downloads
278 views

Background A great number of studies have shown that the distribution of microorganisms in the soil is not random, but that their abundance changes along environmental gradients (spatial patterns). The present study examined the spatial variability of the physicochemical...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6127
71 downloads
157 views

Background In vitro maturation (IVM) of oocytes has been widely used in the field of assisted reproductive technology. However, oocytes can be injured by oxidative stress during the process of IVM. Methods The present study was designed to evaluate the influences...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6930
146 downloads
171 views

Background Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, partially due to the lack of effective screening strategies. Thus, there is a stringent need for non-invasive biomarkers to improve patient diagnostic efficiency in GC....

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7025
115 downloads
166 views

Background Outdoor sports are a risk activity for skin cancer, especially if adequate sun protection measures are not used. The aim of this study is to examine the photoprotection habits of outdoor (beach) handball players, and to determine the relation between...

["Dermatology","Health Policy","Kinesiology","Nursing","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7030
278 downloads
600 views

People with physical disabilities (PD) suffer from consequences due to lack of physical activity and consequently, are at increased risk of chronic diseases. We aimed to evaluate the ability of a motorised assistive device for dynamic standing with weight-bearing...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Kinesiology","Neurology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7098
31 downloads
52 views

This work sought to develop an inelastic scattering imaging system based on Raman spectroscopy for the detection of the fungal phytopathogen, Pseudocercospora fijiensis, which causes Black Sigatoka disease in banana crops, very important in Colombian agro-industrial...

["Spectroscopy","Biophysical Chemistry","Physical Chemistry (other)"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27808v1

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