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  • Reconstruction of endosomal organization and function by a combination of ODE and agent-based modeling strategies 

    Mayorga, Luis S; Cebrian, Ignacio; Verma, Meghna; Hoops, Stefan; Bassaganya-Riera, Josep (2018-11-23)
    Abstract Background Reproducing cell processes using an in silico system is an essential tool for understanding the underlying mechanisms and emergent properties of this ...
  • Rapid virulence prediction and identification of Newcastle disease virus genotypes using third-generation sequencing 

    Butt, Salman L; Taylor, Tonya L; Volkening, Jeremy D; Dimitrov, Kiril M; Williams-Coplin, Dawn; Lahmers, Kevin K; Miller, Patti J; Rana, Asif M; Suarez, David L; Afonso, Claudio L; Stanton, James B (2018-11-22)
    Abstract Background Newcastle disease (ND) outbreaks are global challenges to the poultry industry. Effective management requires rapid identification and virulence prediction ...
  • Nanomaterial enabled sensors for environmental contaminants 

    Willner, Marjorie R; Vikesland, Peter J (2018-11-22)
    Abstract The need and desire to understand the environment, especially the quality of one’s local water and air, has continued to expand with the emergence of the digital age. The bottleneck in understanding ...
  • EpiViewer: an epidemiological application for exploring time series data 

    Thorve, Swapna; Wilson, Mandy L.; Lewis, Bryan L.; Swarup, Samarth; Vullikanti, Anil Kumar S.; Marathe, Madhav V. (2018-11-22)
    Abstract Background Visualization plays an important role in epidemic time series analysis and forecasting. Viewing time series data plotted on a graph can help researchers ...
  • Laser Displacement Sensors for Wind Tunnel Model Position Measurements 

    Kuester, Matthew; Intaratep, Nanyaporn; Borgoltz, Aurélien (MDPI, 2018-11-22)
    Wind tunnel measurements of two-dimensional wing sections, or airfoils, are the building block of aerodynamic predictions for many aerodynamic applications. In these experiments, the forces and pitching moment on the airfoil ...
  • Validity and Repeatability of Single-Sensor Loadsol Insoles during Landing 

    Peebles, Alexander T.; Maguire, Lindsay A.; Renner, Kristen E.; Queen, Robin M. (MDPI, 2018-11-22)
    Clinically feasible methods for quantifying landing kinetics could help identify patients at risk for secondary anterior cruciate ligament injuries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and between-day ...
  • Title IX Mandated Reporting: The Views of University Employees and Students 

    Newins, Amie R.; Bernstein, Emily; Peterson, Roselyn; Waldron, Jonathan C.; White, Susan W. (MDPI, 2018-11-20)
    Per Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, many university employees are mandated reporters of sexual assault. University employees (N = 174) and students (N = 783) completed an online survey ...
  • Solar Neutrinos Spectroscopy with Borexino Phase-II 

    Miramonti, Lino; Agostini, Matteo; Altenmueller, Konrad; Appel, Simon; Atroshchenko, Victor; Bagdasarian, Zara; Basilico, Davide; Bellini, Gianpaolo; Benziger, Jay; Bick, Daniel; Bolognino, Irene; Bonfini, Giuseppe; Bravo, David; Caccianiga, Barbara; Calaprice, Frank; Caminata, Alessio; Caprioli, Silvia; Carlini, Marco; Cavalcante, Paolo; Cavanna, Francesca; Chepurnov, Alexander; Choi, Koun; Collica, Laura; Davini, Stefano; Derbin, Alexander; Ding, XueFeng; Di Ludovico, Antonio; Di Noto, Lea; Drachnev, Ilia; Fomenko, Kirill; Formozov, Andrey; Franco, Davide; Gabriele, Federico; Galbiati, Cristiano; Gschwender, Michael; Ghiano, Chiara; Giammarchi, Marco; Goretti, Augusto; Gromov, Maxim; Guffanti, Daniele; Hagner, Caren; Houdy, Thibaut; Hungerford, Ed; Ianni, Aldo; Ianni, Andrea; Jany, Anna; Jeschke, Dominik; Kobychev, Vladislav; Korablev, Denis; Korga, Gyorgy; Lachenmaier, Tobias; Laubenstein, Matthias; Litvinovich, Evgeny; Lombardi, Francesco; Lombardi, Paolo; Ludhova, Livia; Lukyanchenko, Georgy; Lukyanchenko, Liudmila; Machulin, Igor; Manuzio, Giulio; Marcocci, Simone; Maricic, Jelena; Martyn, Johann; Meroni, Emanuela; Meyer, Mikko; Misiaszek, Marcin; Muratova, Valentina; Neumair, Birgit; Oberauer, Lothar; Opitz, Bjoern; Orekhov, Vsevolod; Ortica, Fausto; Pallavicini, Marco; Papp, Laszlo; Penek, Omer; Pietrofaccia, Lidio; Pilipenko, Nelly; Pocar, Andrea; Porcelli, Alessio; Raikov, Georgy; Ranucci, Gioacchino; Razeto, Alessandro; Re, Alessandra; Redchuk, Mariia; Romani, Aldo; Rossi, Nicola; Rottenanger, Sebastian; Schöenert, Stefan; Semenov, Dmitrii; Skorokhvatov, Mikhail; Smirnov, Oleg; Sotnikov, Albert; Stokes, Lee F. F.; Suvorov, Yura; Tartaglia, Roberto; Testera, Gemma; Thurn, Jan; Toropova, Maria; Unzhakov, Evgenii; Vishneva, Alina; Vogelaar, Bruce; von Feilitzsch, Franz; Weinz, Stefan; Wojcik, Marcin; Wurm, Michael; Yokley, Zachary; Zaimidoroga, Oleg; Zavatarelli, Sandra; Zuber, Kai; Zuzel, Grzegorz (MDPI, 2018-11-07)
    Solar neutrinos have played a central role in the discovery of the neutrino oscillation mechanism. They still are proving to be a unique tool to help investigate the fusion reactions that power stars and further probe basic ...
  • Longitudinal Maternal Vitamin D Status during Pregnancy Is Associated with Neonatal Anthropometric Measures 

    Francis, Ellen C.; Hinkle, Stefanie N.; Song, Yiqing; Rawal, Shristi; Donnelly, Sarah R.; Zhu, Yeyi; Chen, Liwei; Zhang, Cuilin (MDPI, 2018-11-02)
    Findings on maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) and neonatal anthropometry are inconsistent, and may at least be partly due to variations in gestational week (GW) of 25(OH)D measurement and the lack of longitudinal ...
  • Effects of the Environmental Temperature on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus Mosquitoes: A Review 

    Reinhold, Joanna M.; Lazzari, Claudio R.; Lahondère, Chloé (MDPI, 2018-11-06)
    The temperature of the environment is one of the most important abiotic factors affecting the life of insects. As poikilotherms, their body temperature is not constant, and they rely on various strategies to minimize the ...
  • Spatial Prediction of Erosion Risk of a Small Mountainous Watershed Using RUSLE: A Case-Study of the Palar Sub-Watershed in Kodaikanal, South India 

    Sujatha, Evangelin Ramani; Sridhar, Venkataramana (MDPI, 2018-11-09)
    An erosion model using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) equation derived from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Global Digital Elevation Model (ASTER G-DEM) and LANDSAT 8 is presented ...
  • Use of Foaming Disinfectants and Cleaners to Reduce Aerobic Bacteria and Salmonella on Poultry Transport Coops 

    Hinojosa, Carolee; Caldwell, David; Byrd, James; Droleskey, Robert; Lee, Jason; Stayer, Phil; Resendiz, Erin; Garcia, Javier; Klein, Stephanie; Caldwell, Denise; Pineda, Megan; Farnell, Morgan (MDPI, 2018-11-02)
    Transport coops are infrequently washed and have been demonstrated to cross-contaminate broiler carcasses. We hypothesized that peracetic acid or a chlorinated cleaner, commonly used within poultry processing plants, can ...
  • An Analysis of Social Vulnerability to Natural Hazards in Nepal Using a Modified Social Vulnerability Index 

    Aksha, Sanam K; Juran, Luke; Resler, Lynn M; Zhang, Yang (2018-11-16)
    Abstract Social vulnerability influences the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The identification of vulnerable populations and factors that contribute to their vulnerability are ...
  • User-elicited dual-hand interactions for manipulating 3D objects in virtual reality environments 

    Nanjappan, Vijayakumar; Liang, Hai-Ning; Lu, Feiyu; Papangelis, Konstantinos; Yue, Yong; Man, Ka L (2018-10-29)
    Abstract Virtual reality technologies (VR) have advanced rapidly in the last few years. Prime examples include the Oculus RIFT and HTC Vive that are both head-worn/mounted displays (HMDs). VR HMDs enable a ...
  • Unique divergence of the breast cancer 2 (BRCA2) gene in Neanderthals 

    Michalak, Pawel; Kang, Lin (2018-11-03)
    Abstract Unique divergence of the BRCA2, a tumor suppressor gene, in Neanderthals relative to other primates, including modern humans, is highlighted. This divergence with potentially pathogenic consequences ...
  • Feature selection of gene expression data for Cancer classification using double RBF-kernels 

    Liu, Shenghui; Xu, Chunrui; Zhang, Yusen; Liu, Jiaguo; Yu, Bin; Liu, Xiaoping; Dehmer, Matthias (2018-10-29)
    Abstract Background Using knowledge-based interpretation to analyze omics data can not only obtain essential information regarding various biological processes, but also reflect ...
  • Odor-Specific Daily Rhythms in the Olfactory Sensitivity and Behavior of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes 

    Eilerts, Diane F.; VanderGiessen, Morgen; Bose, Elizabeth A.; Broxton, Kyera; Vinauger, Clément (MDPI, 2018-10-23)
    Many biological processes and behaviors in mosquitoes display rhythmic patterns, allowing for fine tuning to cyclic environmental conditions. In mosquitoes, vector-host interactions are primarily mediated by olfactory ...
  • Characterizing Permethrin and Etofenprox Resistance in Two Common Laboratory Strains of Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) 

    Gross, Aaron D.; Bloomquist, Jeffrey R. (MDPI, 2018-10-22)
    Anopheles gambiae Giles (Diptera: Culicidae) is the most prolific malaria vector in sub-Saharan Africa, where widespread insecticide resistance has been reported. An. gambiae laboratory strains are commonly ...
  • Long-Term Decision on Wind Investment with Considering Different Load Ranges of Power Plant for Sustainable Electricity Energy Market 

    Valinejad, Jaber; Marzband, Mousa; Funsho Akorede, Mudathir; D Elliott, Ian; Godina, Radu; Matias, João Carlos de Oliveira; Pouresmaeil, Edris (MDPI, 2018-10-22)
    The aim of this paper is to provide a bi-level model for the expansion planning on wind investment while considering different load ranges of power plants in power systems at a multi-stage horizon. Different technologies ...
  • Influencing Parameters on Tire–Pavement Interaction Noise: Review, Experiments, and Design Considerations 

    Li, Tan (MDPI, 2018-10-18)
    Tire–pavement interaction noise (TPIN) is dominant for passenger vehicles above 40 km/h and 70 km/h for trucks. In order to reduce TPIN, numerous investigations have been conducted to reveal the influencing parameters. ...

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