Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Entolimod is a Salmonella enterica flagellin derivate. Previous work has demonstrated that entolimod effectively protects mice and non-human primates from ionizing radiation. However, it caused a “flu-like” syndrome after radioprotective and anticancer...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5043
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The results of a computer simulation examining the compliance of a given transcranial magnetic stimulation device to the 2010 International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines are presented. The objective was to update the safe distance...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5034
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Cell quantification assays are essential components of most biological and clinical labs. However, many currently available quantification assays, including flow cytometry and commercial cell counting systems, suffer from unique drawbacks that limit their overall...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4937
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Transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation (tSCS) has been extensively studied due to its promising application in motor function restoration. Many previous studies have explored both the essential mechanism of action and the methods for determining optimal stimulation...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4921
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Background The table tennis serve involves complex spatial movements combined with biomechanial characteristics. Although the differences in lower-limb biomechanial characteristics to a great extent influence the translational and spinning velocity of the ball...

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4760
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Background To treat skin color disorders, such as vitiligo or burns, melanocytes are transplanted for tissue regeneration. However, melanocyte distribution in the human body varies with age and location, making it difficult to select the optimal donor skin to achieve...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Dermatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4815
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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals that has caused tremendous economic losses worldwide. In this study, we designed a chimeric nanoparticles (CNPs) vaccine that displays the predominant epitope of the serotype O...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4823
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Proteins that modify the activity of transcription factors (TFs) are often called modulators and play a vital role in gene transcriptional regulation. Alternative splicing is a critical step of gene processing, and differentially spliced isoforms may have different...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4686
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Background Tibial stress fracture (TSF) is a common injury in basketball players. This condition has been associated with high tibial shock and impact loading, which can be affected by running speed, footwear condition, and footstrike pattern. However, these relationships...

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4753
78 downloads
530 views

Background Tissue engineering has been shown to exhibit great potential for the creation of biomaterials capable of developing into functional tissues. Cellular expansion and integration depends on the quality and surface-determinant factors of the scaffold, which...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4656
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In a typical clinical gait analysis, the gait patterns of pathological individuals are commonly compared with the typically faster, comfortable pace of healthy subjects. However, due to potential bias related to gait speed, this comparison may not be valid. Publicly...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4640
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Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a useful method for understanding form and function. However, modelling of fossil taxa invariably involves assumptions as a result of preservation-induced loss of information in the fossil record. To test the validity of predictions...

["Bioengineering","Paleontology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4426
186 downloads
767 views

Background N-acetylcarnosine (NAC), a dipeptide with powerful antioxidant properties that is extensively used as a pharmaceutical prodrug for the treatment of cataract and acute gastric disease, was investigated by molecular dynamics with the GROMACS program in...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4270
108 downloads
895 views

Microorganisms are ubiquitous in freshwater aquatic environments, but little is known about their abundance, diversity, and transport. We designed and deployed a remote-operated water-sampling system onboard an unmanned surface vehicle (USV, a remote-controlled...

["Biodiversity","Bioengineering","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4290
225 downloads
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Understanding how structural and functional alterations of individual tissues impact on whole-joint function is challenging, particularly in humans where direct invasive experimentation is difficult. Finite element (FE) computational models produce quantitative...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4298

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