PLoS Computational Biology

The hidden burden of bovine Tuberculosis

Up to 21% of herds clearing restrictions for bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in Great Britain may be harbouring infection, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology this week. A cross-disciplinary group of experts ...

dateOct 18, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Insect vector feeding recognized by machine learning

Scientists have used machine learning algorithms to teach computers to recognize the insect feeding patterns involved in pathogen transmission. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, also uncovers plant traits ...

dateNov 10, 2016 in Ecology
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'Big data' drills down into metabolic details

Rice University bioengineers have introduced a fast computational method to model tissue-specific metabolic pathways. Their algorithm may help researchers find new therapeutic targets for cancer and other diseases.

dateMar 09, 2016 in Biochemistry
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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 of Zurich. They ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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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 ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Social Sciences
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