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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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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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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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Abattoir surveillance for bovine tuberculosis, which consists of identifying and submitting granulomas for histopathology and mycobacterial culture was the primary means for detecting new cases in the United States. Mycobacterial culture is expensive, labor intensive...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1703v1
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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of most common vaginal infection and its diagnosis by classical methods reveals low specificity. Our goal was to compare the accuracy of BV diagnosis between the gold standard method, Nugent score, and our novel Peptide Nucleic Acid...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.698v1
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UAP56/SUB2 is a DExD/H-box RNA helicase that is critically involved in pre-mRNA splicing and mRNA nuclear export. This helicase is broadly conserved and essential in many eukaryotic lineages, including protozoan and metazoan parasites. Previous research suggests...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.106v1
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As medical and molecular microbiologists who regularly read the scientific literature, it is our impression that many published papers contain data that is inappropriately presented and/or analysed. This is borne out by a number of studies which indicate that typically...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.92v1
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