Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The fight against cancer has been a never-ending battle. Limitations of conventional therapies include lack of selectivity, poor penetration and highly toxic to the host. Using genetically modified bacteria as a tumour therapy agent has gained the interest of scientist...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5989
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Background Prior to the 2017 table tennis season, each participant performed the anterior, posteromedial, and posterolateral the star excursion balance test (SEBT) reach distances in a randomized order. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of table tennis...

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6262
1 citation
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Background Monitoring the external ground reaction forces (GRF) acting on the human body during running could help to understand how external loads influence tissue adaptation over time. Although mass-spring-damper (MSD) models have the potential to simulate the...

["Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6105
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Background Green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles has gained significant attention in the field of nanomedicine as an environment-friendly and cost-effective alternative in comparison with other physical and chemical methods. Several metals such as silver, gold,...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Microbiology","Nutrition","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6086
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Background Stress at work has been broadly acknowledged as a worldwide problem and has been the focus of concern for many researchers. Firefighting, in particular, is frequently reported as a highly stressful occupation. In order to investigate firefighters’ occupational...

["Bioengineering","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5967
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Background The human hand can perform a range of manipulation tasks, from holding a pen to holding a hammer. The central nervous system (CNS) uses different strategies in different manipulation tasks based on task requirements. Attempts to compare postures of the...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6078
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Reverse engineering metabolome data to infer metabolic interactions is a challenging research topic. Here we introduce JacLy, a Jacobian-based method to infer metabolic interactions of small networks (<20 metabolites) from the covariance of steady-state metabolome...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6034
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Articular cartilage is an avascular tissue with limited regenerative property. Therefore, a defect or trauma in articular cartilage due to disease or accident can lead to progressive tissue deterioration. Cartilage tissue engineering, by replacing defective cartilage...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5809
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Background We evaluated the effects of a mixed reality (MR) head-mounted deviceon some cognitiveand physiological functions during 90 min tasks in an attempt to determine their safety for workers. Methods A total of 12 volunteers performed 90-min intellectual and...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Global Health","Public Health","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5847
1 citation
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Background There is a growing interest in the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using plant extract because the technique is cost effective, eco-friendly and environmentally benign. This is phasing out the use of toxic and hazardous chemical earlier...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Environmental Impacts","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5865
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Two novel peptides belonging to the dermaseptin family, namely DRS-CA-1 and DRS-DU-1, were encoded from cDNA libraries derived from the skin secretions of Phyllomedusa camba and Callimedusa (Phyllomedusa) duellmani. Both natural peptides are highly-conserved and...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Molecular Biology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5635
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Dysfunction of the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) is thought to play a role in the pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental diseases like schizophrenia. To study the effects of NMDAR dysfunction on synaptic transmission and network oscillations, we used hippocampal...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5543
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508 views

Background Musculoskeletal and finite element modelling are often used to predict joint loading and bone strength within the human hand, but there is a lack of in vitro evidence of the force and strain experienced by hand bones. Methods This study presents a novel...

["Anthropology","Bioengineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5480
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Introduction Assessment of episodic memory is traditionally used to evaluate potential cognitive impairments in senior adults. The present article discusses the capabilities of Episodix, a game to assess the aforementioned cognitive area, as a valid tool to discriminate...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Cognitive Disorders","Geriatrics","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5478
1 citation
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The production of lignocellulosic ethanol is one of the most promising alternatives to fossil fuels; however, this technology still faces many challenges related to the viability of the lignocellulosic alcohol in the market. In this paper the endocarp of buriti...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5275

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