Using a computational approach known as deep learning, scientists have developed a new system to classify the shapes of red blood cells in a patient's blood. The findings, published in PLOS Computational Biology, could potentially help doctors monitor people with sickle cell disease.
A new high-definition genome sequence of the sea cucumber provides molecular insights into its ability to regenerate, according to a new study publishing 12 October in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Xiaojun Zhang, Lina Sun, Hongsheng Yang and Jianhai Xiang, of the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and colleagues. Show More Summary
Check out our highlights from the PLOS Computational Biology September issue: Modeling antibiotic treatment in hospitals: A systematic approach shows benefits of combination therapy over cycling, mixing, and mono-drug therapies For life-threatening infections,
(Kazan Federal University) The work is a part of FANTOM and was funded by a Russian-Japanese grant provided by the Russian Science Foundation. The results were published in PLOS Biology. The third institution involved was Kumamoto University.
KFU Extreme Biology Lab and RIKEN have uncovered new facts about chicken embryo growth, which may lead to similar discoveries about humans. The work is published in PLOS Biology.
Check out our highlights from the PLOS Computational Biology August issue: A systems approach reveals distinct metabolic strategies among the NCI-60 cancer cell lines Altered metabolism is characteristic of many human diseases, including cancer,
Check out our highlights from the PLOS Computational Biology July issue: PCSF: An R-package for network-based interpretation of high-throughput data With recent technological developments a vast amount of high-throughput data has been profiled in
(PLOS) Through their pattern of firing, neurons influence the behavior of the cells that upon maturation will provide insulation of neuronal axons, according to a new study publishing Aug. 22 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Balint Nagy, Maria Kukley and colleagues at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Show More Summary
(PLOS) Scientists have developed a new way to detect which areas of the brain contribute most greatly to epilepsy seizures, according to a PLOS Computational Biology study. The strategy, devised by Marinho Lopes of the University of Exeter and colleagues, could help surgeons select specific brain areas for removal to stop seizures.
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New research points to treatment strategies for multi-drug antibiotic resistance using currently available drugs. The study, publishing August 8 in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Phillip Yen and Jason Papin at the University...Show More Summary
Check out our highlights from the PLOS Computational Biology June issue: Brain Network Eigenmodes Provide a Robust and Compact Representation of the Structural Connectome in Health and Disease While the structural connectome of th...
Heading to Prague for ISMB/ECCB 2017? Swing by Booth 16 and say hello to PLOS! PLOS Computational Biology Publications Manager Gary Beardmore will be manning the booth, alongside Catherine Nancarrow, Senior Managing Editor, and Beth
(PLOS) Key immune system cells produced before birth may survive well into adulthood, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology.
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(PLOS) The hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases is the formation of protein aggregates, yet how and why these aggregates form remains a mystery. In a study publishing July 6 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by the laboratories of Songi Han and Kenneth S. Show More Summary
(PLOS) Cancer scientists overestimate the extent to which high-profile preclinical studies can be successfully replicated, new research publishing June 29 in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Jonathan Kimmelman and colleagues from McGill University suggests.
(PLOS) Behavioral training changes the way attention facilitates information processing in the human brain, a study publishing on June 27 in the open access journal PLOS Biology led by Sirawaj Itthipuripat, at University of California San Diego, has found.
Honeybees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology.
(PLOS) Considering the brain's network of activity, rather than just individual regions, could help us understand why some brain injuries are much worse than others, according to a study published PLOS Computational Biology by Maxwell B. Wang, Julia Owen, and Pratik Mukherjee from University of California, San Francisco, and Ashish Raj from Weill Cornell Medicine.