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Table of Contents: July 2009

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Plants are very important in a bat's everyday life. They serve both as informative landmarks that a bat should use and as obstacles that it should avoid. An echolocating bat can use and avoid plants in complete darkness, using echolocation and relying on plant echoes. In this work the authors study the characteristics of plant echoes (see Yovel et al., 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000429). They analyze the relation between the physical properties of a plant (e.g., its leaf size and density) and its echo, and examine the influence of the bat's sensory system on the echoes.

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Getting Started in Text Mining: Part Two

Andrey Rzhetsky, Michael Seringhaus, Mark B. Gerstein

Education

Review

Semantic Similarity in Biomedical Ontologies

Catia Pesquita, Daniel Faria, André O. Falcão, Phillip Lord, Francisco M. Couto

Research Articles

Small RNAs Originated from Pseudogenes: cis- or trans-Acting?

Xingyi Guo, Zhaolei Zhang, Mark B. Gerstein, Deyou Zheng

A Three Species Model to Simulate Application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Chronic Wounds

Jennifer A. Flegg, Donald L. S. McElwain, Helen M. Byrne, Ian W. Turner

Power Efficiency of Outer Hair Cell Somatic Electromotility

Richard D. Rabbitt, Sarah Clifford, Kathryn D. Breneman, Brenda Farrell, William E. Brownell

Identification of a Kinase Profile that Predicts Chromosome Damage Induced by Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors

Andrew J. Olaharski, Nina Gonzaludo, Hans Bitter, David Goldstein, Stephan Kirchner, Hirdesh Uppal, Kyle Kolaja

Stem Cell Proliferation and Quiescence—Two Sides of the Same Coin

Ingmar Glauche, Kateri Moore, Lars Thielecke, Katrin Horn, Markus Loeffler, Ingo Roeder

The Natural Statistics of Audiovisual Speech

Chandramouli Chandrasekaran, Andrea Trubanova, Sébastien Stillittano, Alice Caplier, Asif A. Ghazanfar

A Neural Computational Model of Incentive Salience

Jun Zhang, Kent C. Berridge, Amy J. Tindell, Kyle S. Smith, J. Wayne Aldridge

Computational Analysis of Viscoelastic Properties of Crosslinked Actin Networks

Taeyoon Kim, Wonmuk Hwang, Hyungsuk Lee, Roger D. Kamm

Movement Timing and Invariance Arise from Several Geometries

Daniel Bennequin, Ronit Fuchs, Alain Berthoz, Tamar Flash

Bistable Perception Modeled as Competing Stochastic Integrations at Two Levels

Guido Gigante, Maurizio Mattia, Jochen Braun, Paolo Del Giudice

Integrating Sequencing Technologies in Personal Genomics: Optimal Low Cost Reconstruction of Structural Variants

Jiang Du, Robert D. Bjornson, Zhengdong D. Zhang, Yong Kong, Michael Snyder, Mark B. Gerstein

Relating Neuronal Firing Patterns to Functional Differentiation of Cerebral Cortex

Shigeru Shinomoto, Hideaki Kim, Takeaki Shimokawa, Nanae Matsuno, Shintaro Funahashi, Keisetsu Shima, Ichiro Fujita, Hiroshi Tamura, Taijiro Doi, Kenji Kawano, Naoko Inaba, Kikuro Fukushima, Sergei Kurkin, Kiyoshi Kurata, Masato Taira, Ken-Ichiro Tsutsui, Hidehiko Komatsu, Tadashi Ogawa, Kowa Koida, Jun Tanji, Keisuke Toyama

A Compact Representation of Drawing Movements with Sequences of Parabolic Primitives

Felix Polyakov, Rotem Drori, Yoram Ben-Shaul, Moshe Abeles, Tamar Flash

What a Plant Sounds Like: The Statistics of Vegetation Echoes as Received by Echolocating Bats

Yossi Yovel, Peter Stilz, Matthias O. Franz, Arjan Boonman, Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler