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While traditional methods for calling variants across whole genome sequence data rely on alignment to an appropriate reference sequence, alternative techniques are needed when a suitable reference does not exist. We present a novel alignment and assembly free variant...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.71
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Objective. Probiotics have been reported to support healthy digestive and immune function, aid in protein absorption, and decrease inflammation. Further, a trend to increase vertical jump power has been observed following co-administration of protein and probiotics...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2276
162 downloads
851 views

Background. Open access (OA) publishing via article processing charges (APCs) is growing as an alternative to subscription publishing. The Pay It Forward (PIF) Project is exploring the feasibility of transitioning from paying subscriptions to funding APCs for faculty...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2264
25 downloads
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Background. Generally, males display greater strength and muscle capacity than females while performing a task. Muscle biopsy is regarded as the reference method of evaluating muscle functions; however, it is invasive and has sampling errors, and is not practical...

["Neurology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2259
20 downloads
163 views

Background: In this work, we aimed to gain insights into the contribution of soil bacteria to carbon sequestration in Mediterranean habitats. In particular, we aimed to use bacterial laccase-encoding genes as molecular markers for soil organic C cycling. Using...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2257
27 downloads
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Post-translational modifications of proteins expand the diversity of the proteome by several orders of magnitude and have a profound effect on several biological processes. Their detection by experimental methods is not free of limitations such as the amount of...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2253
32 downloads
184 views

Noise-induced hearing loss is a common type of hearing loss. The effects of laser therapy have been investigated from various perspectives, including in wound healing, inflammation reduction, and nerve regeneration, as well as in hearing research. A promising feature...

["Neuroscience","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2252
175 downloads
926 views

Phytosaurs are a clade of large, carnivorous pseudosuchian archosaurs from the Late Triassic with a near cosmopolitan distribution. Their superficial resemblance to longirostrine (long-snouted) crocodylians, such as gharials, has often been used in the past to...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2251
19 downloads
141 views

Background. Skinfold thickness (SFT) measurements are a reliable and feasible method for assessing body fat in children but their use and interpretation is hindered by the scarcity of reference values in representative populations of children. The objective of...

["Epidemiology","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2247
26 downloads
155 views

Background. This work examines the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and depressive symptomatology in institutionalized older adults, delving into the mechanisms underlying this relationship. Considering that previous evidence of the variation of...

["Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2246
16 downloads
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Background. Previous studies have demonstrated that men are more likely than women to slow in the marathon (footrace). This study investigated whether the sex difference in pacing occurs for a shorter race distance. Materials & Methods. Data were acquired from...

["Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2235
28 downloads
523 views

Introduction. Most documented rare diseases have genetic origin. Because of their low individual frequency, an initial diagnosis based on phenotypic symptoms is not always easy, as practitioners might never have been exposed to patients suffering from the relevant...

["Bioinformatics","Evidence Based Medicine","Translational Medicine","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2211
37 downloads
240 views

We used 116 years of floral and faunal records from Mandarte Island, British Columbia, Canada, to estimate the indirect effects of humans on plant communities via their effects on the population size of a surface-nesting, colonial seabird, the Glaucous-winged gull...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2208
33 downloads
287 views

New integrative approaches are needed to harness the potential of rapidly growing datasets of protein expression and microbial community composition in colorectal cancer. Chemical and thermodynamic models offer theoretical tools to describe populations of biomacromolecules...

["Biochemistry","Mathematical Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2238
19 downloads
158 views

The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between different exercise modes and visuospatial working memory in healthy older adults. A cross-sectional design was adopted. A total of 111 healthy older adults were enrolled in the study. They were...

["Neuroscience","Geriatrics","Neurology","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2254

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