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Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering is now open for submissions

Frontiers is pleased to announce the launch of the newest addition to our open access family: Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering.

We welcome original, theoretical, and applied research in mechanical sciences and engineering, with a scope from the nano- to the macroscale.


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Tracking the evolutionary origins of dog-human cooperation: the “Canine Cooperation Hypothesis”

At present, beyond the fact that dogs can be easier socialized with humans than wolves, we know little about the motivational and cognitive effects of domestication. Despite this, it has been suggested that during domestication dogs have become socially more tolerant and attentive than wolves. These two characteristics are crucial for cooperation, and it has been argued that these changes allowed dogs to...


Questioning the dichotomy between vegetative state and minimally conscious state: a review of the statistical evidence

Given the enormous consequences that the diagnosis of vegetative state (VS) vs. minimally conscious state (MCS) may have for the treatment of patients with disorders of consciousness, it is particularly important to empirically legitimate the distinction between these two discrete levels of consciousness. Therefore, the aim of this contribution is to review all the articles...


Satellite cell activity is differentially affected by contraction mode in human muscle following a work-matched bout of exercise

Optimal repair and adaptation of skeletal muscle is facilitated by resident stem cells (satellite cells). To understand how different exercise modes influence satellite cell dynamics, we measured satellite cell activity in conjunction with markers of muscle damage and inflammation in human skeletal muscle following a single work- and intensity-matched bout of eccentric (ECC)...


The plant microbiome and its importance for plant and human health

The study of plant-microbe associations by new techniques has significantly improved our understanding of the structure and specificity of the plant microbiome. Yet, microbiome function and the importance of the plant’s microbiome in the context of human and plant health are largely unexplored. Comparable with our human microbiome, millions of microbes inhabit plants, forming complex ecological communities that influence plant...


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