Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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For this initial work, we shall focus on introducing a biological model for utilization [mainly] as a descriptive framework on which future analyses will be based. The model includes a definition of a biological system as a composite of properties that occupy defined...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1148v4
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Background: Electrolytic ablation and electroporation based ablation are minimally invasive, non-thermal surgical technologies that employ electrical currents and electric fields to ablate undesirable cells in a volume of tissue. In this study we explore the attributes...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Oncology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2549v1
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3D printers that build objects using extruded thermoplastic are quickly becoming common place 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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.542v2
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Increasingly complex data sets are needed to fully understand the complexity in behavior. Credit card sized single-board computers with multi-core CPUs are an attractive platform for designing devices capable of collecting multi-dimensional behavioral data. To...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2435v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2421v1
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Development of new techniques and appropriate equipment for treatment of long bone fractures in bovines has been an objective of recent veterinary research. Accurate estimates of body segment inertial parameters (BSIP) are essential for determination of forces...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2395v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2324v1
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Challenging disposal problems are associated with plastics use due to its poor biodegrability and emissions of hazardous chemicals during incineration. Poly-β-hydroxybutyric acids (PHB), a lipid based storage polymer in bacteria, is biodegradable, biorenewable...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.534v5
57 downloads
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We present a rationale and proposed approach to the modification and development of bind sites using their respective cognate ligands as template. This is in support of a plausible “instructive” role for the ligand and therefore its involvement in determination...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2161v2
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2162v1
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Design and production of polypeptide/proteins with desired bind site properties involves utilization of the ligand of interest in selection of those bind sites that yield the desired properties from an assortment bind sites with different structures and properties....

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2160v1
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Sleep presents a third of human life and a healthy and restorative sleep is indispensable for a good performance during daytime. Human functions follow circadian rhythms and follow the need to relax and recover from daytime stressors. According to human senses...

["Bioengineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1837v1
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Here we question the generality of the conventional definition of a native conformation –as the 3-dimensional conformation of an entire globular polypeptide molecule. Although considered common knowledge, and thus not explicitly stated in modern writings, this...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1735v1
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In this research, some physical (leaf area, leaf width, stalk width, plant mass, moisture) and mechanical properties (tear resistance, puncture resistance), color parameters (L*, a*, b*, YI) of Mibuna (Brassica rapavar. Nipposinica) and Mizuna (Brassica rapa var....

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1698v1
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About a decade ago, I observed that as the cell growth rate increases, mRNAs coding for ribosomal proteins are transcriptionally induced to varying degrees. This observation puzzled me as it defied my expectation that faster growing cells meet their demands for...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Cell Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1504v1
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