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In a previous report, we explored the serverless OpenHealth approach to the Web as a Global Compute space. That approach relies on the modern browser full stack, and, in particular, its configuration for application assembly by code injection. The opportunity,...

["Bioinformatics","Epidemiology","Public Health","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6230
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The co-occurrence of plant species is a fundamental aspect of plant ecology that contributes to understanding ecological processes, including the establishment of ecological communities and its applications in biological conservation. A priori algorithms can be...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6193
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Background Rhamnolipids, biosurfactants with a wide range of biomedical applications, are amphiphilic molecules produced on the surfaces of or excreted extracellularly by bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa. However, Pseudomonas putida is a non-pathogenic...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Synthetic Biology","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6046
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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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Background Remote photoplethysmography (rPPG) is a promising optical method for non-contact assessment of pulse rate (PR) from video recordings. In order to implement the method in real-time applications, it is necessary for the rPPG algorithms to be capable of...

["Biophysics","Anatomy and Physiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5859
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The Bertalanffy–Pütter growth model describes mass m at age t by means of the differential equation dm/dt = p * ma − q * mb. The special case using the von Bertalanffy exponent-pair a = 2/3 and b = 1 is most common (it corresponds to the von Bertalanffy growth...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5973
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Multiplex bead assays are an extension of the commonly used sandwich ELISA. The advantage over ELISA is that they make simultaneous evaluation of several analytes possible. Several commercial assay systems, where the beads are acquired on a standard flow cytometer,...

["Immunology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5794
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Segmentation of the retinal blood vessels using filtering techniques is a widely used step in the development of an automated system for diagnostic retinal image analysis. This paper optimized the blood vessel segmentation, by extending the trainable B-COSFIRE...

["Ophthalmology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5855
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Transcription factors (TFs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) are well-characterized trans-acting essential players in gene expression regulation. Growing evidence indicates that TFs and miRNAs can work cooperatively, and their dysregulation has been associated with many...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5951
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The ability of vertebrates to generate rhythm within their spinal neural networks is essential for walking, running, and other rhythmic behaviors. The central pattern generator (CPG) network responsible for these behaviors is well-characterized with experimental...

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5849
146 downloads
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We aimed to investigate the detection of idiopathic macular holes (MHs) using ultra-wide-field fundus images (Optos) with deep learning, which is a machine learning technology. The study included 910 Optos color images (715 normal images, 195 MH images). Of these...

["Ophthalmology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5696
1,260 downloads
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Background Material presented at conferences is meant to provide exposure to ongoing research that could affect medical decision making based on future outcomes. It is important then to evaluate the rates of publication from conference presentations as a measure...

["Radiology and Medical Imaging","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5817
103 downloads
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Background The proportion of overweight and obese people has increased tremendously in a short period, culminating in a worldwide trend of obesity that is reaching epidemic proportions. Overweight and obesity are serious issues, especially with regard to children....

["Public Health","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5764
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Dramatic increases in data produced by next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies demand data compression tools for saving storage space. However, effective and efficient data compression for genome sequencing data has remained an unresolved challenge in NGS...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5611

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