Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Presentations in session one of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Focused Topic Meeting: Endocrine Disruption (February 4 – 6, 2014) described where the science and the regulations have arrived and identified the key challenges...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Toxicology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2583v1
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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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Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit 1 (COX1) is a protein that helps to catalyze the reduction of water into oxygen in Eukaryotes. Through the analyzation of COX1 from online public genetic databases in 16 species of fish, an evolutionary phylogeny of fish was derived...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2430v1
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Myelin is a critical component of the nervous system and a major contributor to contrast in Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. However the precise contribution of myelination to multiple MR modalities is still under debate. The cuprizone mouse is a well established...

["Neuroscience","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2323v1
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We analyzed the synchronous relationship between forest cover and species distribution to explain the contraction in the distribution range of the brown-eared pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) in China. We consulted ancient texts to determine this pheasant’s...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2018v1
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Demographic studies are fundamental in population ecology, as well as in conservation biology and wildlife management. However, few methods are available to determine the exact age of animals. Mark-recapture is usually the main method to study demography, but this...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ethical Issues","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1809v1
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Phenotypic characterization of cellular responses in equine infectious encephalitides has had limited description of both peripheral and resident cell populations in central nervous system (CNS) tissues due to limited species-specific reagents that react with formalin-fixed,...

["Veterinary Medicine","Infectious Diseases","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1641v1
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Movement is one of the most important epigenetic factors for normal development of the muscle-skeletal system, particularly during genesis and joint development. Studies regarding alterations to embryonic mobility, performed on anurans, chickens and mammals, report...

["Developmental Biology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1623v1
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Divergence of treatment responses to chemotherapy exists across patients (often with underlying mechanisms unknown), with some patients exhibiting worsened outcome upon treatment. Genomic approaches (such as microarray profiling and whole-genome sequencing) hold...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Genomics","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1049v5
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Ankylosaurs (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) have been known from the Lower Cretaceous English Wealden for over 170 years. Three Wealden ankylosaurian species are currently recognised: Hylaeosaurus armatus and Polacanthus rudgwickensis from the Wealden Sub-basin of Sussex,...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1399v1
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The interest in mammalian palaeohistology has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Starting in 1849 via descriptive approaches, it has been demonstrated that bone tissue and vascularisation types correlate with several biological variables such as ontogenetic...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1155v1
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Previous studies using the Golgi technique have demonstrated alterations in the dendritic morphology of pyramidal neurons of the cerebral cortex of mice inoculated with the rabies virus. However, knowledge about the fine structure of dendrites in rabies infection...

["Neuroscience","Virology","Infectious Diseases","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.847v1
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Although modern baleen whales still possess a functional olfactory systems that includes olfactory bulbs, cranial nerve I and olfactory receptor genes, their olfactory capabilities have been reduced profoundly. This is probably in response to their fully aquatic...

["Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.740v1
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This study is aimed at characterizing soft tissue slices using a vibratome. In particular, the effect of two sectioning parameters (i.e. step size and sectioning speed) on resultant slice thickness was investigated for fresh porcine liver as well as for paraformaldehyde-fixed...

["Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Science and Medical Education","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.561v1
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The patella (kneecap) exhibits multiple evolutionary origins in birds, mammals, and lizards, and is thought to increase the mechanical advantage of the knee extensor muscles. Despite appreciable interest in the specialized anatomy and locomotion of palaeognathous...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.404v1
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