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Bacterial surface charge derives its meaning from the cell’s environment such as the solution in contact with the cell. Determining the surface charge of bacteria in its native environment requires measuring the proxy variable, zeta potential, using cells obtained...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2086v4
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Proteins that modify the activity of transcription factor (TF), often called modulators, play a vital role in gene transcriptional regulation. Alternative splicing is a critical step of gene processing and it can modulate gene function by adding or removing certain...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26482v1
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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals that has caused tremendous economic losses worldwide. In this study, we designed a chimeric nanoparticles vaccine with the predominant epitope of FMDV (VP1 131–160) displayed on...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26448v1
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Background. Tissue engineering has been shown to exhibit great potential for the creation of biomaterials capable of developing into functional tissues. Cellular expansion and integration depends on the quality and surface-determinant factors of the scaffold, which...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3329v3
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Gold ore processing typically generates large amounts of thiocyanate (SCN-)-contaminated effluent. When this effluent is stored in unlined tailings dams, contamination of the underlying aquifer can occur. The potential for bioremediation of SCN--contaminated groundwater,...

["Bioengineering","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3503v1
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Ribosomes are the protein synthesis factories of a cell and thus are evolutionary conserved in structure and function. Comprising a large and small subunit, the ribosome is further made up of ribosomal proteins that give structure and function to different parts...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3500v1
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Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are new green solvents that have attracted the attention of the scientific community mainly due to their unique properties and special characteristics, which are different from those of traditional solvents.A method based on ultrasonically...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3495v1
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Objective: The P300 signal is an electroencephalography (EEG) positive deflection observed 300 ms to 600 ms after an infrequent, but expected, stimulus is presented to a subject. The aim of this study was to investigate the capability of Emotiv EPOC+ headset to...

["Bioengineering","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3474v1
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Trace contaminant removal is of contemporary concern in drinking water and wastewater treatment, given increasing evidence of potential toxicity of various heavy metals and metalloids in water at parts per billion (ppb) concentration levels. Currently, only high...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3423v1
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Sargassum sp., a marine brown macroalgae, is an efficient sorbent for various heavy metals at high concentrations. However, the efficiency at which seaweed removes heavy metals from dilute solutions and the effect of ammonium on metal removal is not well understood;...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1228v2
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Scale transcends multiple levels of biological and physical organization, and is the critical factor that determines success of any scientific investigation. Specifically, the scale at which a question is posed plays a crucial role in influencing the type of experiments...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3261v1
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Microfluidic cell culture chambers have enabled the isolation, culture and growth of various species of microorganisms and human cells. However, based on elastomers such as poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS), these culture devices are not readily amenable to imaging...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3245v1
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Zeta potential, defined as the electric charge at the shear plane, is widely used as a proxy parameter for bacterial cell surface charge. Nonspecific adsorption of ions or polyelectrolytes onto the cell surface, however, alters the value and polarity of the measured...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.110v7
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Microbes for environmental research should be cultured in growth media with characteristics (e.g., pH, ionic strength, and ionic composition) as close to their original habitat as possible. Additionally, the medium should also enable high cell density to be obtained,...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1406v6
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In studies of human movement control, an important question is how the central nervous system (CNS) controls movements in the presence of a large number of degrees of freedom (DoFs) at all levels of the control architecture. It is known that CNS groups the multiple...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3080v1
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