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Background. Leaching of nutrients from agricultural areas is the main cause of water pollution and eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. A variety of remedial actions to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus losses from agricultural holdings and cultivated fields have been...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27419v1
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In recent years, several computational methods have been developed to predict protein-protein interactions (PPIs) at a genome-wide level. Between them phylogenetic profiling is routinely used to infer PPIs occurring within an organism. Recent improvements of the...

["Bioinformatics","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27373v1
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Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops software methods and tools to understand biological data. Actually, in branches such as genomics, there are a large number of software tools that serve to support different processes such as genetic data...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27352v3
1,494 downloads
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This article proposes quantitative answers to meta-scientific questions including "how much knowledge is attained by a research field?","how rapidly is a field making progress?", "what is the expected reproducibility of a result?", "how much knowledge is lost from...

["Computational Biology","Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1968v5
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Multiple associative learning events can take place within sub-second time and the "completed" mechanism can then be used for specific memory retrieval without any lapse of time. This indicates that a biological process is completed within the matching time-scales...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27343v1
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We present an improvement of image classification for landslide mapping by “thresholding”, using topographic information to determine multiple thresholds. We devised a two-steps procedure for automatic classification into landslide or no landslide categories of...

["Computational Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27067v2
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The American FDA approved the first comprehensive NGS diagnostic assay for cancer at the end of 2017, leading the way to personalised therapy of cancer and the massive employ of bioinformatics (https://www.fda.gov/downloads/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/invitrodiagnostics/...

["Oncology","Medical Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27338v1
32 downloads
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Bioinformatics has pervaded all fields of biology and has become an indispensable tool for almost all research projects. Hence the demand for graduates well-trained in bioinformatics has grown. Teaching bioinformatics has been incorporated in all traditional life...

["Marine Biology","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27336v1
239 downloads
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Possible combinations of inputs in the order of 10100 can fire (axonal spike or action potential) a neuron that has nearly 104 inputs (dendritic spines). This extreme degeneracy of inputs that can fire a neuron is associated with significant loss of information...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27228v4
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Forming generalizations from previous experiences is a complex skill, which requires a delicate coordination between several basic cognitive abilities. In menacing situations, this ability is called “fear generalization”. It allows humans to predict harmful events...

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27311v1
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Modern computing systems are generally based on embedded smart agents. They are introduced as a new trend of computing paradigm; in which we can define smart entities in software system or robotic machines. This modern trend of technology calls for new approaches...

["Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27239v1
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Invertebrates make up 97-99% of biodiversity on Earth and contribute to multiple ecosystem services (ES) in both natural and human-dominated systems. One such service, biological control (BC) of herbivorous pests, is a core component of sustainable intensification...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27238v1
477 downloads
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In the fifty years since Evarts first recorded single neurons in motor cortex of behaving monkeys, great effort has been devoted to understanding their relation to movement. Yet these single neurons exist within a vast network, the nature of which has been largely...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27217v1
78 downloads
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27209v1
9,064 downloads
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Spreadsheets are widely used software tools for data entry, storage, analysis, and visualization. Focusing on the data entry and storage aspects, this paper offers practical recommendations for organizing spreadsheet data to reduce errors and ease later analyses....

["Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3183v2
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