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  • Cryptic extinction risk in a western Pacific lizard radiation 

    McDonald, Peter J.; Brown, Rafe M.; Kraus, Fred; Bowles, Philip; Arifin, Umilaela; Eliades, Samuel J.; Fisher, Robert N.; Gaulke, Maren; Grismer, L. Lee; Ineich, Ivan; Karin, Benjamin R.; Meneses, Camila G.; Richards, Stephen J.; Sanguila, Marites B.; Siler, Cameron D.; Oliver, Paul M. (F1000Research, 2022-05-25)
    Cryptic ecologies, the Wallacean Shortfall of undocumented species’ geographical ranges and the Linnaean Shortfall of undescribed diversity, are all major barriers to conservation assessment. When these factors overlap ...
  • Dataset for measuring the conceptual understanding of optics in Rwanda [version 2; peer review: 2 approved] 

    Ndihokubwayo, Kizito; Ralph, Michael; Ndayambaje, Irénée; Uwamahoro, Jean (F1000Research, 2022-05-10)
    This dataset is an accumulation of data collected to test Rwandan physics students’ conceptual understanding of light phenomena and to assess instructional tools for active learning of optics. We collected and analysed ...
  • Thermodynamic modeling of in-situ rocket propellant fabrication on Mars 

    Alam, Shah Saud; Depcik, Christopher; Burugupally, Sindhu Preetham; Hobeck, Jared; McDaniel, Ethan (Cell Press, 2022-04-28)
    In-situ resource utilization (ISRU) to refuel rockets on Mars will become critical in the future. The current effort presents a thorough feasibility analysis of a scalable, Matlab-based, integrated ISRU framework from the ...
  • Leptospirosis: Morbidity, mortality, and spatial distribution of hospitalized cases in Ecuador. A nationwide study 2000-2020 

    Calvopiña, Manuel; Vásconez, Eduardo; Coral-Almeida, Marco; Romero-Alvarez, Daniel; Garcia-Bereguiain, Miguel Angel; Orlando, Alberto (Public Library of Science, 2022-05-12)
    Background In Ecuador, leptospirosis surveillance involves a mandatory notification of all cases and a hospitalization for severe illness. Morbidity and mortality are, nevertheless, underestimated and contribute directly ...
  • Molecular probes of spike ectodomain and its subdomains for SARS-CoV-2 variants, Alpha through Omicron 

    Teng, I-Ting; Nazzari, Alexandra F.; Choe, Misook; Liu, Tracy; de Souza, Matheus Oliveira; Petrova, Yuliya; Tsybovsky, Yaroslav; Wang, Shuishu; Zhang, Baoshan; Artamonov, Mykhaylo; Madan, Bharat; Huang, Aric; Lopez Acevedo, Sheila N.; Pan, Xiaoli; Ruckwardt, Tracy J.; DeKosky, Brandon J.; Mascola, John R.; Misasi, John; Sullivan, Nancy J.; Zhou, Tongqing; Kwong, Peter D. (Public Library of Science, 2022-05-24)
    Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread infections have allowed SARS-CoV-2 to evolve in human, leading to the emergence of multiple circulating variants. Some of these variants show increased resistance to ...

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