Updated on 26 September 2014
Given the current dramatic evolution of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, Dr. Jens H. Kuhn from the NIH/NIAID/IRF-Frederick has kindly compiled the following list of resources related to the Ebola virus and other filoviruses that were published in the journal Viruses and are hence openly available. We will update the list as new papers on the subject are published.
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Sensors are becoming ever more embedded in our daily lives. They are integral parts of the increasingly complex tools we use. As a result, we have higher levels of convenience, safety and efficiency. Advances in sensors sciences have enabled the creation of self-driving cars, remotely controllable households, fully automated production lines, and airborne drones. And there is still many more to discover. Continue reading
We continually strive to ensure satisfaction with all the services we provide to authors and readers of our journals. In particular, the careful selection of external expert reviewers is of utmost importance. It is the reviewers’ critical scrutiny that enables authors to improve their scientific output and guarantees the high quality of published articles. We depend on feedback from the author and reviewer communities about their experience. Over the last two years we have collected opinions and ratings from authors and reviewers. Below is a summary of the results: Continue reading
A common problem faced in research is when a set of data has been collected on the one hand, and a theoretical model (a set of equations with input parameters) exists on the other. We want to know firstly, whether the model describes the data well and secondly, what variables of the model give the best possible fit.
This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals. Continue reading
Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on the face of the Earth and have the uncanny ability to overcome even the harshest of environments, from acidic hot springs to the ice-fields of the poles and deep portions of the Earth’s crust. They are so abundant, that they make up the majority of the total biomass on earth. Astonishingly, nearly 90% of the cells that move around with humans are actually bacteria , though since they are so much smaller than human cells, they make up only about 10 percent of our body-weight. Continue reading