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Reverse transcription quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) is a powerful analytical technique for the measurement of gene expression, which depends on the stability of the reference gene used for data normalization. Suaeda aralocaspica, an...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1697
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High Mobility Group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) is a nonhistone chromatin-binding protein which acts as a transcriptional regulating factor involved in gene transcription. In particular, overexpression of HMGA2 has been demonstrated to associate with neoplastic transformation...

["Molecular biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1683
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The use of fences to segregate wildlife can change predator and prey behaviour. Predators can learn to incorporate fencing into their hunting strategies and prey can learn to avoid foraging near fences. A twelve-strand electric predator-proof fence surrounds our...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1681
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Agmatine and other putrescines are known for being strong inducers of deoxynivalenol (DON) production in Fusarium graminearum. Other important species produce DON and/or other trichothecene type B toxins (3 acetylated DON, 15 acetylated DON, Fusarenon-X, Nivalenol),...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1672
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Resistance training (RT) offers benefits to both men and women. However, the studies about the differences between men and women in response to an RT program are not conclusive and few data are available about upper body strength response. The aim of this study...

["Kinesiology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1627
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Over the past 60 years, the Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette–Guérin (BCG) has been used worldwide to prevent tuberculosis (TB). However, BCG has shown a very variable efficacy in different trials, offering a wide range of protection in adults against pulmonary...

["Mathematical Biology","Clinical Trials","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1513
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Dakotaraptor steini is a recently described dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota. Included within the D. steini hypodigm are three elements originally identified as furculae, one of which was made...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1691
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Background. Type D personality was suggested as a marker of poorer prognosis for patients of cardiovascular disease. It is defined by having a score of 10 or more on both sub-scales of the DS14 questionnaire, Social Inhibition (SI) and Negative Affectivity (NA)....

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1690
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Backgrounds. This study examines the hypothesis that four-dimensional noise reduction (4DNR) with short interval times reduces noise in cardiac computed tomography (CCT) using “padding” phases. Furthermore, the capability of reducing the reduction dose in CCT using...

["Cardiology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1680
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We apply a novel mistake index to assess trends in the proportion of corrections published between 1993 and 2014 in Nature, Science and PNAS. The index revealed a progressive increase in the proportion of corrections published in these three high-quality journals....

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1670
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The Nimravidae is a family of extinct carnivores commonly referred to as “false saber-tooth cats.” Since their initial discovery, they have prompted difficulty in taxonomic assignments and number of valid species. Past revisions have only examined a handful of...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1658
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Background. Metagenomics is an approach for characterizing environmental microbial communities in situ, it allows their functional and taxonomic characterization and to recover sequences from uncultured taxa. This is often achieved by a combination of sequence...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1603
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Background. Pharmacogenomic testing has the potential to improve the safety and efficacy of pharmacotherapy, but clinical application of pharmacogenetic knowledge has remained uncommon. Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems could help overcome some of the barriers...

["Clinical trials","Drugs and devices","Health policy","Science policy","Human-Computer interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1671
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Background. Research addressing distinctions and similarities between people’s malevolent character traits (i.e., the Dark Triad: Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy) has detected inconsistent linear associations to temperament traits. Additionally, these...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1675
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Decisions based on trust are critical for human social interaction. We judge the trustworthiness of partners in social interactions based on a number of partner characteristics as well as experiences with those partners. These decisions are also influenced by personality....

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1631

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