Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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A scientific theory or hypothesis is presented, in which mineral particles may play a pivotal role in the prion disease transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), and possibly also in other protein-misfolding diseases. Montmorillonite clay (Mte) and other minerals...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Infectious Diseases","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2982v1
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria complicate many infections and can be difficult to eradicate from hospitals. The population dynamics and ecology of these organisms in the hospital setting, however, is not well understood. Here, we report extensive strain-based antagonistic...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2973v1
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The Ebola virus, a negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus, causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever and is highly lethal. Histopathology and immunopathologic study of Ebola virus have revealed that histopathologic changes in skin tissue were mainly various degrees...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2959v1
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We have originally shown for the first time the two different climatic patterns of seasonality of influenza and common colds have an only one common “link”. It is the effect of supersaturation and condensational growth in the upper airways which occurs under specific...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2859v1
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Objective: In this study the main aspects of influenza transmission via fine and ultrafine bioaerosols were considered. Here, we aimed to estimate the impact of the different environment conditions on the deposition rate of the infectious bioaerosols in the respiratory...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2237v4
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American trypanosomiasis is a chronic and endemic disease, which affects millions of people. Trypanosoma cruzi, its causative agent, has a life cycle that involves complex morphological and functional transitions, as well as a variety of environmental conditions....

["Biochemistry","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2782v1
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Phytochemicals produced by plants, including at flowers, function in protection against plant diseases, and have a long history of use against trypanosome infection. Floral nectar and pollen, the sole food sources for many species of insect pollinators, contain...

["Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology","Plant Science","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2730v1
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Background. The primary aim of the study reported here was to determine the effectiveness of utilizing local spatial variations in environmental data to uncover the statistical relationships between West Nile Virus (WNV) risk and environmental factors. Because...

["Biogeography","Environmental Sciences","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2673v1
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From early 2012, a novel clone of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium (assigned the multi locus sequence type ST796) was simultaneously isolated from geographically separate hospitals in south eastern Australia and New Zealand. Here we describe the complete...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2562v1
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Chlamydia suis is a swine pathogen that also causes zoonotic infections. Many strains contain a tet(C) cassette conferring tetracycline resistance originally acquired by horizontal gene transfer from a Gram-negative donor. As we and others have described the capacity...

["Cell Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2489v1
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Microbes, particularly viruses, have had a chequered history in cancer research. Considered in the 1960s and 1970s as the main cause of cancers, a decade later microbes were set aside as inconsequential to the field. However, with confirmed links established between...

["Infectious Diseases","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2448v1
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In 2007 the Independent Scientific Group (ISG) reported to the UK government the impact on bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle of the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT). Badgers were culled between 1998 and 2005 across 100 km2 (nominal) zones in the West of...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2336v6
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Background: The dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease and a regular epidemic in Thailand. The peak of the dengue epidemic period is around June to August during the rainy season. It is believed that the climate is an important factor for dengue transmission.Method:...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.756v5
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Despite high success rate in treating human Strongyloides infection with ivermectin, there is no consensus about the treatment of hyperinfection by helminths of the genus Strongyloides in immunocompromised people. Chances of survival of patients suffering from...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2399v1
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In a report issued to the UK government in 2007 on the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT), it was stated that the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle increased in areas surrounding where badgers were removed. It is known that badger culling perturbs...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2376v2
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