PLoS Computational Biology

Randomness forms complex social structures

(Phys.org)—The environment of group-living animals influences their social behaviour in a stronger way than was previously thought, says a new study from behavioural researchers at ETH and the University ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Deciphering the language of transcription factors

Transcription factors are proteins that bind to DNA to promote or suppress protein production. Since almost all diseases involve disruption of the protein-production process, transcription factors are promising biological ...

dateSep 11, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Who should pay the price?

Social dilemmas, in which an individual profits from selfishness, unless the whole group chooses the selfish option, have long provided an academic challenge. A new study publishing in PLOS Computational Biology theoretically analyz ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Predicting system crashes in nature and society

The world can deliver sudden and nasty shocks. Economies can crash, fisheries can collapse, and climates can pass tipping points. Providing early warning of such changes currently requires the collection of enormous and often ...

dateFeb 02, 2012 in Ecology
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