A. Oveta Fuller

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Prevention of genital herpes is a global health priority. B5, a recently identified ubiquitous human protein, was proposed as a candidate HSV entry receptor. The current studies explored its role in HSV infection. Viral plaque formation was reduced by approximately 90% in human cells transfected with small interfering RNA targeting B5 or nectin-1, an(More)
We present a method that makes it possible to trigger, observe, and quantify membrane aggregation and fusion of giant liposomes in microfluidic chambers. Using electroformation from spin-coated films of lipids on transparent indium tin oxide electrodes, we formed two-dimensional networks of closely packed, surface-attached giant liposomes. We investigated(More)
We have determined if a defect at entry of the human pathogen herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) into cultured porcine cells extends to HSV-2 and if the poor susceptibility of porcine cells for these viruses is indicative of in vivo species tropism. HSV-1 replicates poorly in swine testis (ST) and other porcine cells which lack a functional non-heparan(More)
Background. YouTube is an increasingly important medium for consumer health information - with content provided by healthcare professionals, government and non-government organizations, industry, and consumers themselves. It is a rapidly developing area of study for healthcare researchers. We examine the methods used in reviews of YouTube consumer health(More)
BACKGROUND Early childhood immunizations, although vital for preventative health, are painful and too often lead to fear of needles. Effective pain management strategies during infant immunizations include breastfeeding, sweet solutions, and upright front-to-front holding. However, it is unknown how often these strategies are used in clinical practice. We(More)
BACKGROUND Infant vaccinations are necessary for public health, but are painful, causing distress to the infant and caregivers. Breastfeeding and sucrose effectively reduce infants' pain during vaccinations, and these strategies are recommended in health care provider (HCP)-targeted education and vaccination pain guidelines. However studies show these(More)
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