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Current Issue April 2021
Wu et al. use molecular dynamics simulations to look at the influence of somatostatin-14 (SST14), a cyclic neuropeptide that might be involved in the amyloidogenic aggregation of Aβ, on molecular processes occurring at the onset of Aβ aggregation. Results explain how the presence of SST14 might alter pathways of aggregation of Aβ and shed light on the possible role of extrinsic factors in the aggregation at a molecular level.
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Editorial (invitation only)
Given how essential newly developed code can be to computational biology research the Editorial Board of PLOS Computational Biology, in consultation with computational biology researchers, developed a new more-rigorous code policy that is intended to increase code sharing on publication of articles.
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Lieberthal & Gardner provide a model to predict the location of superspreader events in future epidemics and to predict the effectiveness of mitigation strategies.
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Gonçalves et al. used a mathematical model to characterize the viral dynamics (of SARS-CoV-2) in cynomolgus macaques for which nasopharyngeal and tracheal viral load were frequently assessed. Their results provide estimates of SARS-CoV-2 viral kinetic parameters in an experimental model of mild infection and they provide means to assess the efficacy of future antiviral treatments.
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Panaggio et al. apply two machine learning approaches to data from patients with sickle cell disease, who often experience debilitating pain crises. They developed both sequential and non-sequential probabilistic models that can be used to infer pain levels or changes in pain from sequences of physiological measures.
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"Ten Simple Rules" provide a quick, concentrated guide for mastering some of the professional challenges research scientists face in their careers.
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Widefield calcium imaging provides a global view of neural activity in the mouse dorsal cortex.
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Featured Blog Post
In this piece, we announce a pilot (now closed) to support reproducibility by offering expert technical peer review, specifically checking that submitted systems biology or physiology-based models run according to the results presented in the manuscript.
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This Collection aims to increase the coverage of computational biology-related topics in Wikipedia by rewarding authors with a citable, PubMed-indexed static version of the living document on Wikipedia.
This series of perspective articles from computational biologists in a variety of countries, offers their personal viewpoint on the history, current status, and future of computational biology in their region.
This collection aims to provide practical tutorials and background information on important computational methods used to investigate key biological questions, as well as resources for training scientists at all stages of their careers.
The Benchmarking collection help readers decide between a number of methods which are developed to solve scientific problems.
Knowledge-guided analysis of "omics" data using the KnowEnG cloud platform
Test accuracy of polymerase chain reaction methods against conventional diagnostic techniques for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) in patients with clinical or epidemiological suspicion of CL: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Murine and related chapparvoviruses are nephro-tropic and produce novel accessory proteins in infected kidneys
Prevalence and genetic profiles of isoniazid resistance in tuberculosis patients: A multicountry analysis of cross-sectional data