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Global expansion and redistribution of Aedes-borne virus transmission risk with climate change
Forecasting the impacts of climate change on Aedes-borne viruses, especially dengue, chikungunya, and Zika is a key component of public health preparedness. We apply an empirically parameterized model of viral transmission ...
Toward epidemic thresholds on temporal networks: a review and open questions
Abstract Epidemiological contact network models have emerged as an important tool in understanding and predicting spread of infectious disease, due to their capacity to engage individual heterogeneity that ...
Cross-species transcriptional analysis reveals conserved and host-specific neoplastic processes in mammalian glioma
(Springer Nature, 2018-01-19)
Glioma is a unique neoplastic disease that develops exclusively in the central nervous system (CNS) and rarely metastasizes to other tissues. This feature strongly implicates the tumor-host CNS microenvironment in gliomagenesis ...
Genome mapping and characterization of the Anopheles gambiae heterochromatin
(Biomed Central Ltd, 2010-08-04)
Background Heterochromatin plays an important role in chromosome function and gene regulation. Despite the availability of polytene chromosomes and genome sequence, the heterochromatin of the major malaria vector Anopheles ...
Die-off of E. coli and enterococci in dairy cowpats
(American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2008)
E. coli and enterococci re-growth and decay patterns in cowpats applied to pasturelands were monitored during the spring, summer fall, and winter First-order approximations were used to determine die-off rate coefficients ...
Individual Variability of Nosema ceranae Infections in Apis mellifera Colonies
Since 2006, beekeepers have reported increased losses of Apis mellifera colonies, and one factor that has been potentially implicated in these losses is the microsporidian Nosema ceranae. Since N. ceranae is a fairly ...
Imaginal Discs - A New Source of Chromosomes for Genome Mapping of the Yellow Fever Mosquito Aedes aegypti
Background: The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary global vector for dengue and yellow fever viruses. Sequencing of the Ae. aegypti genome has stimulated research in vector biology and insect genomics. However, the ...
Bayesian QTL mapping using skewed Student-tdistributions
In most QTL mapping studies, phenotypes are assumed to follow normal distributions. Deviations from this assumption may lead to detection of false positive QTL. To improve the robustness of Bayesian QTL mapping methods, ...
'Cut from the same cloth': Shared microsatellite variants among cancers link to ectodermal tissues-neural tube and crest cells
(Impact Journals Llc, 2015-09-08)
Integrative single-cell omics analyses reveal epigenetic heterogeneity in mouse embryonic stem cells
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) consist of a population of self-renewing cells displaying extensive phenotypic and functional heterogeneity. Research towards the understanding of the epigenetic mechanisms underlying the ...