Peer-reviewed Articles

Background Cryoelectrolysis is a new minimally invasive tissue ablation surgical technique that combines the ablation techniques of electrolytic ablation with cryosurgery. The goal of this study is to examine the hypothesis that electrolysis can take place in a...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Oncology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2810
43 downloads
320 views

The ostrich is a highly cursorial bipedal land animal with a permanently elevated metatarsophalangeal joint supported by only two toes. Although locomotor kinematics in walking and running ostriches have been examined, these studies have been largely limited to...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2857
40 downloads
126 views

Background Electrical stimulation (ES) has been successfully used to treat bone defects clinically. Recently, both cellular and molecular approaches have demonstrated that ES can change cell behavior such as migration, proliferation and differentiation. Methods...

["Bioengineering","Cell Biology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2821
46 downloads
211 views

Biomaterial scaffolds have the potential to enhance neuronal development and regeneration. Understanding the genetic responses of astrocytes and neurons to biomaterials could facilitate the development of synthetic environments that enable the specification of...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Genomics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2829
58 downloads
177 views

Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (n-damo) is a recently discovered biological process which has been arousing global attention because of its potential in minimizing greenhouse gases emissions. In this study, molecular biological techniques and potential...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2766
104 downloads
892 views

3D printers that build objects using extruded thermoplastic are quickly becoming commonplace tools in laboratories. We demonstrate that, with appropriate handling, these devices are capable of producing sterile components from a non-sterile feedstock of thermoplastic...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2661
115 downloads
674 views

The goal of this study was to create a public data set with results of qualitative and quantitative evaluations related to human balance. Subject’s balance was evaluated by posturography using a force platform and by the Mini Balance Evaluation Systems Tests. In...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2648
115 downloads
525 views

One-dimensional (1D) kinematic, force, and EMG trajectories are often analyzed using zero-dimensional (0D) metrics like local extrema. Recently whole-trajectory 1D methods have emerged in the literature as alternatives. Since 0D and 1D methods can yield qualitatively...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Kinesiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2652
83 downloads
381 views

Background This study examines the biophysical and preclinical pulmonary activity of synthetic lung surfactants containing novel phospholipase-resistant phosphonolipids or synthetic glycerophospholipids combined with Super Mini-B (S-MB) DATK and/or SP-Css ion-lock...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Respiratory Medicine","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2635
82 downloads
386 views

Locusts are known for their ability to jump large distances to avoid predation. The jump also serves to launch the adult locust into the air in order to initiate flight. Various aspects of this important behavior have been studied extensively, from muscle physiology...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2481
106 downloads
439 views

A strongly ossified and rigid skull roof, which prevents parietal kinesis, has been reported for the adults of all amphibian clades. Our μ-CT investigations revealed that the Buresch’s newt (Triturus ivanbureschi) possess a peculiar cranial construction. In addition...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Bioengineering","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2392
136 downloads
532 views

Background Alterations in skeletal muscle function and architecture have been linked to the compromised exercise capacity characterizing chronic heart failure (CHF). However, how passive skeletal muscle force is affected in CHF is not clear. Understanding passive...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Cardiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2447
1 citation
354 downloads
609 views

Microfracture surgery may be applied to treat cartilage defects. During the procedure the subchondral bone is penetrated, allowing bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells to migrate towards the defect site and form new cartilage tissue. Microfracture surgery...

["Bioengineering","Orthopedics","Rheumatology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2243
56 downloads
364 views

Recently, biosensors have been widely used for the detection of bacteria, viruses and other toxins. Electrodes, as commonly used transducers, are a vital part of electrochemical biosensors. The coverage of the droplets can change significantly based on the hydrophobicity...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2400
225 downloads
842 views

Background While appropriate pillow height is crucial to maintaining the quality of sleep and overall health, there are no universal, evidence-based guidelines for pillow design or selection. We aimed to evaluate the effect of pillow height on cranio-cervical pressure...

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2397

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