94 downloads
273 views

The contralateral organization of the forebrain and the crossing of the optic nerves in the optic chiasm represent a long-standing conundrum. According to the Axial Twist Hypothesis (ATH) the rostral head and the rest of the body are twisted with respect to each...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7096
172 downloads
186 views

Background Epilepsy during pregnancy presents a unique set of challenges for pregnant women, the fetus, and the health care community. As research in this area advances rapidly, it is critical to keep up with the emerging trends and key turning points of the development...

["Epidemiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Neurology","Women\u2019s Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7115
103 downloads
185 views

Traditionally, the morphological attributes and the range of Trichechus species have been clearly established. However, we herein show that morphological traits, like belly and pectoral flipper coloration in South American manatees may be polymorphic. Karyotypic...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27787v1
550 downloads
1,255 views

Guinea-Conakry has one of the highest plant diversities in Sub-Saharan West Africa and is part of the Upper Guinean Forest ecoregion and the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot. Guinea is a major supplier of the world’s bauxite and has significant...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3451v3
41 downloads
109 views

Background. In recent years, Dengue has been emerging as a global health problem with approximately 2.5 billion people being affected by it .In the last 50 years, the incidence of dengue infection has increased 30-fold, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has...

["Microbiology","Virology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27786v1
59 downloads
242 views

Cancer is one of the leading cause of death of women worldwide, and breast, ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancers contribute significantly to this every year. Developing early genetic-based diagnostic tools may be an effective approach to increase the chances...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Oncology","Women\u2019s Health","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6872
22 downloads
138 views

In considering that high mindfulness disposition individuals possess a unique ability to maintain attention and awareness, and attention is one of the key mechanisms of instructional self-talk, the purpose of this study was to examine the interaction of mindfulness...

["Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7034
36 downloads
561 views

A substantial body of work has depicted a positive association between physical exercise and cognition, although the key factors driving that link are still a matter of scientific debate. Here, we aimed to contribute further to that topic by pooling the data from...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7118
87 downloads
192 views

Traditionally, clinical research has been conducted via either industry sponsored studies or non-industry investigator sponsored studies. Collaborative Research provides a relatively new mechanism for industry and non-industry partners to work together in the pursuit...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Translational Medicine","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27785v1
68 downloads
133 views

While many microbes could be cultivated in the laboratory, many more resist attempts at bringing them under cultivation through a variety of environmental and nutritional conditions. This represents the current state of microbiology where we still lack knowledge...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27784v1
38 downloads
88 views

The fat-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata) is a small (10-20g) native marsupial endemic to the south west of Western Australia. Currently little is known about the auditory capabilities of the dunnart, and of marsupials in general. Consequently, this study...

["Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27783v1
40 downloads
189 views

Background Grazing activity on periphytic mats determines mat structure and spatial heterogeneity. Spatial complexity in stream periphyton is highly divergent and may depend on the functional traits of the different primary consumers species (i.e., grazers) such...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6747
46 downloads
220 views

Climate change is modifying temperature and precipitation regimes across all seasons in northern ecosystems. Summer temperatures are higher, growing seasons extend into spring and fall and snow cover conditions are more variable during winter. The resistance of...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6967
40 downloads
155 views

Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) are probably the most diverse in structure and function among the various super-families of stress proteins, and they play essential roles in various biological processes. The sweet potato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius),...

["Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6992
68 downloads
233 views

Background Autophagy is an important mechanism to maintain homeostasis in cells. It has been linked with ageing and many currently incurable diseases, including heart disease, cancer, myopathies, neurodegeneration, and diabetes. Autophagy research is very important...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7103

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