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A fundamental goal of the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) "Roadmap" is to strengthen Translational Research, defined as the movement of discoveries in basic research to application at the clinical level. A significant barrier to translational research is the lack of uniformly structured data across related biomedical domains. The Semantic Web is an(More)
The acidic Calcofluor-binding exopolysaccharide of Rhizobium meliloti Rm1021 plays one or more critical roles in nodule invasion and possibly in nodule development. Two loci, exoR and exoS, that affect the regulation of synthesis of this exopolysaccharide were identified by screening for derivatives of strain Rm1021 that formed mucoid colonies that(More)
Campylobacter upsaliensis is an emerging human enteropathogen. However, little is known about the pathogenesis of C. upsaliensis infection. In this study the authors demonstrate that C. upsaliensis whole-cell preparations and extracts produce a cytolethal distending toxin (CDT)-like effect on HeLa cells characterized by progressive distension and nuclear(More)
The optimum method for isolating Campylobacter upsaliensis from stools has not been clearly defined. In a preliminary study, cefoperazone amphotericin teicoplanin (CAT) selective medium isolated six C. upsaliensis strains which were not detected using modified cefoperazone charcoal deoxycholate (mCCDA). In order to identify the factors that underlie the(More)
1. INTRODUCTION The healthcare and life sciences sector is playing host to a battery of innovations triggered by the sequencing of the human genome as well as genomes of other organisms. A significant area of innovative activity is that of translational medicine which aims to improve the communication between basic and clinical science so that more(More)
The feasibility of intrathecal lymphocyte infusions was examined since patients with gliomas are known to have circulating, tumor-specific, cytotoxic lymphocytes. Human (xenogenic) and syngenic lymphocytes were infused intrathecally into rabbits, and the toxicity and kinetics of the infused cells evaluated. Cerebrospinal fluid cell counts rose to as high as(More)
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